Sender unit 00606tx blinks rapidly

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Indoor Unit: 00821SBDI
Outdoor Unit: 00606TX

Battery went low in both units. They were working fine up until this point.
I have tried numerous regular alkaline batteries.
Indoor unit reads inside temp fine, keeps time, etc. It's only problem is that it shows the outside temperature as 32 all the time. Full reception bars 

Outdoor unit. Blinks rapidly, 1 sec or less.

I've tried the hard reset procedure, swapping batteries, different batteries, taking it with me in the car to guarantee no wireless interference, etc. It seems that the outdoor unit isn't working.
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Billy

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Posted 4 months ago

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Billy

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hello Support. any ideas
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Louis Cuevas

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I'm having the same issue only my unit keeps recording 76 degrees outside at all times. I only wish it was 76 degrees. I have two units and one base outside. One of the indoor units works fine but not the other.
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Yeah, I would just like to know if I need to buy a new outside unit. If that fixes the problem, I'm ok to buy a new outside unit, but I hate to buy it and then the problem does not resolve.

Support, do you have a recommendation?
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Billy & Louis,

We would recommend what we call a hard reset. Please follow the instructions below in the order they are listed.

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.

Perform a hard reset:
1.Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors and remove batteries from each.
2. Leave the batteries out for at least 2 minutes.
3. After the 2 minutes put the batteries in the outdoor sensor only. Look for the red light on the sensor to flash.
4. Reinstall batteries in the display.
5. Give it a couple of minutes and the outdoor temperature should display.
Once the temperature displays you can put the sensor back outside.