Temperature sensor

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On my second weather station and the temperature sensor went out just like the first one. Reads minus forty! Why do these keep crapping out? Is wind speed accurate? This seems to be the norm for these units. I won't buy another since they won't warranty the sending unit. Probably because they all go bad within a year or two.
Signed Dissatisfied and Disappointed!!

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Stephen Yochim Sr.

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Steve U

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2-3 years seems a bit short, barring physical abuse by the surroundings.
Salt Air?. Chimney /  Gas Flue fumes ? Industrial pollution?

My first WS was a Heathkit  (KIT): I replaced the wind cups after 8 years in the sun, replaced the bearings a year later and a failed digit (7-segment LED).  Data collection was non-existent  lasted 15Y (longer than The company)

My next was a LaCrosse, Its wind direction  failed the "Drop Test" during a relocation . the rain bucket was prone to pine needle collection :^) The outside Temps still work after 10Y. Data collection required a 24/7 windows computer and no easy Wunderground

The current is a 5 in 1 Acurite coming up on 1 Year. Rain gauge is ignoring pine needle collecting :p  other than the data hiccup when server function got relocated, it has been good.
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Hello Stephen,

We are very sorry for the inconvenience you are experiencing.  What is the model of your sensor?  Where are you located?  Please try the troubleshooting steps listed below. 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, 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.



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Hello,

Our temperature sensor is not connecting to our unit.  We have done everything you said here.  The outside temperature just shows dashes "---"  Can you help?  It is mode 75075w2.  We are in Florida
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Stephen, 

Make sure you are doing the steps in the order they are listed below:

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. 

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