Thermometer

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I Have An Acu-rite Thermometer And During This Cold Spell (-10) It Would Not Read Anything Below Zero. I Thought It Might Be The Thermometer Itself, So I Bought Another One. It Has No Model Number On It (SKU 72397 00462). But It Does Have A Picture A Cardinal On It. When I Opened It Up The Back, It Was Grimy And Sticky. It Too Does Not Read Below Zero. This Is The 3rd Product From Acu-rite That Performed Poorly. Time To Try A Different Company
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello John, I would recommend trying to tighten the coil on the thermometer.  You would want to take the front plastic cover off of the thermometer.  Place your finger on the needle and walk it counter-clockwise until you feel some tension. Then walk it back to the normal position.  Do not let it snap back as this could damage the coil.  You would want to repeat this process about 5 or 6 times.  Then let the thermometer sit for about 20 minutes to acclimate and should be good from there. 
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There Is No Coil On A Mercury (?) Thermometer
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello John,
I apologize, I had assumed you had the cardinal thermometer listed below.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience experienced. Can you please provide a picture of your thermometer?  Does the red liquid (this is 99.7% coal oil and .3% red pigment, not mercury) appear to be stuck?  If you Shake or flip the fluid down into the base of the tube, does this make a difference?  Thank you.

https://www.acurite.com/12-5-cardinal-thermometer-01924.html