Humidity goes back and forth between 10% and 99%

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I've tried changing the batteries and the calibration but it's still doing it.  I have a Humidity Monitor Model 01083.  There's no way the humidity is that high when the air is so dry.
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Laura Fitzgerald Knight

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Posted 5 months ago

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Steve Woo

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Location, location, location.

The sensors are very sensitive to conditions and if you locate it say near a kitchen or bathroom vent, or near to a spa, or an evaporate cooler, humidified room, sprinklers etc. You will get false readings.

If not then call Customer Support.
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Laura,
Please verify you are using the battery recommendations listed below. Where do you have the monitor placed?  What do you believe the humidity is in this location? A rough guess is fine if you do not have another monitor. Where and when did you purchase this unit? Please let us know if this issue continues. Thank you.

Batteries:

•Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4°F/-20°C) 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.