Outdoor sensor blinks but no temp shows.

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I have read previous threads so I have already changed the batteries, done a hard reset putting the batteries in the outdoor sensor (Model 00592TXR) first, the red light flashes and I have waited 24 hours and still no temperature registers on the unit. Any other thoughts or ideas? This is unit is only about a year old, so I’m disappointed it’s not working already.
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Brenda Seymour

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Posted 1 month ago

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Ledrak

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Brenda with the outdoor sensor exposed to the elements the contacts on the ABC switch could be dirty. Try moving the switch back and forth several times, a drop or two of wd40 in the switch will help clean the contacts remember what position you leave it on. Then make sure your display is set to the same setting. This may not fix it but its worth a try. You did not mention if your display was or was not showing signal strength.  
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Ok I’ll try! It is showing signal strength for a few minutes and then not at all.
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Hello Brenda,
We would suggest a full hard reset which it sounds as if you have gone through the steps but not in order. Please verify you are using the battery recommendations and try the troubleshooting steps listed below. If this does not correct the issue, we will recommend replacing the sensor. For your convenience, I have provided a link below to that as well. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.



https://www.acurite.com/temperature-and-humidity-sensor-06002rm-592txr.html 

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.