Outdoor temp stuck on -40

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My model 00826HD is stuck on minus 40 degrees. How do I reset it?
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tim richards

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Posted 3 months ago

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Tim,

Please verify you are using the battery recommendations and try the troubleshooting steps listed below. If this does not correct the issue the outdoor sensor will need to be replaced.  When and where was this purchased? If the unit is outside the one year warranty, you can purchase the sensor needed at the link below. Thank you.

https://www.acurite.com/replacement-sensor-606tx.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
- Place batteries into the outdoor sensor first
- Place batteries into display
- Allow units to sit side by side until they connect.

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Roy Griffith

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Then if the re-setting doesn't work, reply back and someone can walk you through the process of soldering bypass leads on the temp/humidity board.