Outside temp stuck at 54 for several days.

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Outside temp stuck at 54 for several days. Changed batteries in both units. NOW it won't read an outside temp at all. Have tried all methods of troubleshooting suggested (changed A,B,C..,) even tried resetting it. Haven't even had this unit a year ( 00754W5) .Please advise.
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Dianna Messick-Fenton

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Posted 3 months ago

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Steve James

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I am afraid the out side sensor needs replacing. Mine packed up after 15months. Seems to be a common problem with these weather stations , judging by the amount of posts.   
Steve.
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Dianna Messick-Fenton

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So just the outside sensor needs replacing? Is that cheaper then buying a whole new unit? Thought these things had a year warrenty?
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Steve James

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Hi Dianna .They do have a years warranty. Just a case of getting it sent back.
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Paul Gat

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Are they in stock at Acurite or backordered?
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Steve James

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They are a back order i am afraid. Due in March at sometime from what i can make out. Had no reply from Acurite  on a definite date. Says out of stock on the site. Not a lot of help is it.   
https://www.acurite.com/temperature-and-humidity-sensor-replacement-for-5-in-1-weather-sensors.html
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Jim Ace

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Look on Ebay, I have seen them there.
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Steve James

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Could you give me a link. Just been on there & it is a case of finding one that would work with this model 02085. Just a case of unsoldering this one. Thanks.
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Hello Diana,

Make sure that you are doing the steps in the order listed below. If that doesn't correct the issue, and you have had the sensor more than 1 year we would recommend replacing it.

You want the display and sensor to be at least 3 feet from electronics such as televisions, microwaves, computers & radios.  Follow the battery guidelines below:

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

If you are following the battery guidelines perform the hard reset steps below:

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

2.Remove all batteries from the sensor.

3.Remove all power from the display unit including the adapter (if applicable)

4.Wait 1 minute to ensure that any remaining battery power has discharged from both units.

5.Inside each battery compartment you'll find an A-B-C switch, change the channel to the next setting making sure they both match.

6.Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor first.

7.Reinstall batteries (and/or connect AC adapter) in display last.

8.Let units sit within a couple feet of each other for 3 minutes to ensure a wireless signal is received.
*The display should receive the signal within several minutes.

9.After a connection has been established you may place the sensor outdoors.
 *If the signal connection fails after the units are separated try a new location for the display unit, the sensor or both.


This is the link to your specific sensor for your display.

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