Temperature readings blank

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I have had the Sportsman 00250 for 3 years and it has performed beautifully.   Recently the bottom portion of the display unit is blank, none of the temperature readings show up.  I changed batteries in both the sensor and display unit and still no readings.  Does this have something to do with the coin cell battery?
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Steve

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Posted 10 months ago

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Steve,

The sensor readings will not be affected by the coin cell battery on the inside of the display unit. Please verify you are using the battery recommendations listed below and try the troubleshooting provided.  If this does not correct the issue, the sensor will need to be replaced.  I have also added a link below to the replacement.  Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.



Batteries:

•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

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.



https://www.acurite.com/replacement-sensor-606tx.html