Acurite weather station 01036A1. Display light will not stay on.

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I have an Acurite weather station 01036A1. Yesterday the light will not stay on. It acts like the power supply is not working. I have checked the connectionon the nunit and several different outlets. Thelight comes on if touched but goes out after a few seconds.
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Bill Martin

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you mean the Display for the 1036 5in1 sensor?

yes, you probably have in a GFI protected circuit that was tripped and your Display is running on batteries. when in this mode, it will turn off Display quickly since that is the biggest drain on battery.
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No ground faults on these plugs.
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Get a lamp or some other known working device and plug it in that plug and determine if the receptical is working. If it is you will need a dc volt meter to determine if the wall wart is working. Tripped GFI is a great sugestion, go push the reset button on all your GFI receptacles bathrooms kitchens, that is where they usually are.
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No ground faults on this circuit. Checked the power supply unit with DC volt meter and the power is not constant. The meter shows that the power is dropping out then coming back. The weather station is not getting constant supply of power.
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tou did have this set to AC voltage measurements, correct? 110 V, 60 Hz (unless you are in a foreign land). Do not measure with DC setting
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that is not good. you might want to check other outlets to see if entire house or a local circuit issues. probably best to get electrician to determine if circuit breaker is going bad or something worse.....
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Not the power to the recepticles to the house but the DC power from the weather station power unit. The dc volts from the unit are not constant.
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ah, so the AC/DC converter....definitely something that can go bad (but rarely for me). did you measure this at the end of plug that goes into Display or from tabs inside Display? When i measured the volts from the round cable that goes into Display, I found it difficult to hold probes steady.
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Just found another AC/DC adapter with the same output. Plugged it in and everything works as it should. Will have to contact Acurite about another power supply. This weather station is only 3 months old. Thanks for your help.
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congrats. root cause found and simple solution. but these AC/DC converters should not fail.......
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Hello Daniel,

We are glad you were able to find a solution to the issue. We have emailed you at the address on file. Please check your inbox.
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Jennifer I sent all the information the email asked for as a reply. Thanks again for continuing to follow this issue. Dan
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Hello Daniel,
We are always happy to assist you. Thank you.