Also having -40 degree temp reading AFTER hard re-set(s)

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Model 01500A2 stuck at -40 deg. after re-sets on all three channels. Would like you to send a replacement PC board and/or outside temperature sensor (WITH INSTRUCTIONS) so I can restore the unit to full operational capacity.

Bought in Oct. 2014 so I realize it's not a warranty issue but the rest of the functions are working so I just need the parts to fix it. Sensor is P/N VN1TXCA1.

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Rob LeBleu
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Rob,

That specific model sensor is not compatible with the replacement board. The replacement board is compatible with the following sensors.

Compatible only with the latest generation of AcuRite 5-in-1 Weather Sensor models (sold separately): 06004RMA1, 06014RMA1 and VN1TXCA2  

 We would recommend replacing the outdoor sensor at this time. I have put the link for the sensors below.

https://www.acurite.com/5-in-1-pro-weather-sensor-temperature-humidity-rainfall-wind-speed-wind-dire... This is the dual solar panel that we recommend for customers who live in warmer climates.

https://www.acurite.com/5-in-1-weather-sensor-temperature-humidity-rainfall-wind-speed-wind-directio... This is the single solar panel assembly.



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i too am having the exact same problem my model number is 01602BPDI can you recommend a replacement outdoor sensor part # for this model
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Hello Sue,

We would recommend trying the hard reset steps below. If you want to provide me with the specific model number of your sensor, we would be happy to see if it is compatible with the replacement piece. If it is an older sensor it would not be compatible, and you would need to purchase a whole new sensor.  We would recommend trying the steps below:

You want the display and sensor to be at least 3 feet from electronics such as televisions, microwaves, computers & radios. Follow the battery guidelines below:

•Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4oF/-20oC) in sensor.

•Quality brand batteries are recommended, including Duracell, Rayovac, Energizer, or Kirkland.

•Verify batteries are fresh. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% power or more every year in storage.

•Heavy duty, extra strength or generic / store brand batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the way these types of batteries disperse power. Each battery should not exceed 1.6 volts.

•Rechargeable batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the voltage instability of these types of batteries.

•Mixing different battery types (brands, old/new, etc.) is not recommended.

Perform a hard reset:


1.Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors side by side.

2.Remove batteries from the sensor.

3.Remove batteries from the display unit and unplug the AC adapter (if applicable).

4.Wait 2 minutes to ensure any remaining battery power is discharged from both units.

5.Change the A-B-C Channel on both the display and sensor making sure they both match.

6.Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor first.

7.Reinstall batteries in display unit second.

8.Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other for 20 minutes to ensure a wireless signal is received.
* The display should receive the signal within several minutes.

9.After a connection has been established you may place the sensor outdoors.
*If the signal connection fails after the units are separated try a new or different location for the display unit, the sensor or both.