Model 00822A2 constantly shows outside temp 61 degrees, why?

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Constantly 61 degrees for outside temp, no high or low temp.  Tried in setting up in several outside locations but still shows 61 degrees, currently 80 degrees outside.
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Barbara

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  • not happy with this product.

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AcuRite Charlotte

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Hi Barbara,

It sounds as though your sensor and display are not connecting properly. We would recommend that you do a hard reset of the unit. Please follow the steps below:

Before proceeding with the reset, please check your batteries. We recommend that the batteries meet the following criteria:

• Verify you are using standard alkaline batteries such as Rayovac or Energizer. Lithium batteries can be used in the outdoor sensor if you are in a location that will frequently see temperatures below -4oF/-20oC. (Rechargeable batteries, as well as batteries that indicate a heavy-duty quality are not recommended, and may cause irregularities.)
• Verify that you are using a fresh set of batteries. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% of their power or more every year in storage.

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

2. Remove all batteries from both the sensor and the display unit. (If the display has an AC adapter, please unplug this, as well, to completely power down the unit.) (Inside the battery compartment, you will see a small, white sticker with a 4-digit number. Please let us know this number.)

3. Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor first. (Please be sure that the red light on the front of the sensor blinks, as this will assure that the sensor is powered on.)

4. Reinstall batteries (and/or reconnect AC adapter) to the display last.

5. Let both sensor and display sit side by side to establish connection. (Leaving the devices side by side for 30 minutes will allow you to verify accuracy by comparing the indoor and outdoor readings shown on the display. For accuracy standards, please visit http://www.acurite.com/accuracy.)
 
6. After a connection has been established, the sensor can be placed outdoors.