I have a 01120m that the outdoor temp is wrong

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I have a 01120m that the outdoor temp is wrong.  I got this unit for Christmas and it is now mid April.  At first the unit worked fine.  For the past couple of weeks the temp does not rise above about 44 degrees F.  I followed the instructions in the thread "00411 / 00609 / 00611A2 AcuRite Thermomete".  Now the outdoor temp and humidity just show bars.  It has been over 2 hours since I re-installed the batteries as instructed.
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Wayne Coe

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Hello Wayne,
The reset steps for 01121m and 00611a2 are just a little different. Please verify you are using the battery recommendations and try the troubleshooting steps listed below. 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.

Hard reset:
- Bring both units side by side and remove all batteries, unplug display if it has an ac adapter
- Change the ABC Switch to a different setting and ensure that both are on the same setting. example - If on A, move both to C
- Place batteries into the outdoor sensor first
- Place batteries into display
- Allow units to sit side by side until they connect.