Batteries in sensor get really hot

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I just purchased the 00754A5 model from Kmart (going out of business, not accepting returns). I placed the sensor outside following the recommendation for placement. I went out to check on it as I waa not getting a reading. The batteries were VERY hot! To the point it burned my hand touching them. Tried other new batteries and the same thing happened. I registered my product for the limited warranty, how can I get it replaced so I can use it?
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Amanda Wood

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Posted 8 months ago

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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Amanda,

What is the name brand of the batteries you are using?  Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly, and you are following 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.