In the past few days, I’ve noticed the outdoor weather station (vn1txca2) has stopped broadcasting after over a year of use. I have done all of the suggested tips that I have found in numerous posts here on these forums so I have confirmed this 5in1 is defective.
When I was next to the unit outside, I noticed it was making a slight hum (somewhat of a mechanical sound), when I covered the solar panels and removed the batteries, the hum stopped. Took it inside and ran all of the steps to ensure new batteries, different channel, etc.
So I know the units have a 1 year warranty but this comes down to my problem. This is the 2nd weather station I have purchased over the past 3.5 years and the 2nd outdoor unit to die just outside of its 1 year warranty. I can’t afford to continue to purchase replacement devices for them to only die just past the warranty.
I would like some type of effective assistance from AcuRite to help replace this 5in1. If I have to purchase a 3rd unit out of pocket, I will not be happy at all.