Transmitter 00592TXR - Model #0231-RX

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Transmitter 00592TXR no longer blinks which therefore does not send signal to Model #0231-RX.  I noticed this the other day, when the displayed temp was not accurate. Went outside and took the transmitter in, tried new batteries, hard reset, to no avail...I can't get the light on the transmitter to blink...which leads to me believe it's faulty. I bought the Model #0231-RX exactly 1 year ago this week from Amazon.

Does it sound like the Transmitter 00592TXR needs to be replaced? My guess is that it's not transmitting a signal to the Model #0231-RX. 
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George D. Nincehelser

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If the light isn't blinking, that's a pretty good indicator something has gone wrong with the sensor.

Has the unit been exposed to direct rain?  If so, letting it dry out might bring it back to life.

Other than that, I can't think of much else to fix it other than replacement.
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Thank you George for confirming what I suspected was the problem. The sensor appears to be dead. RIP.

I image it was exposed to the rain, it had been outside since i placed it there last year. I live in the NorthEast, so snow too.

The real kick in the pants is that my warranty on this just expired...it expired by 3 days!!! so no sense in making a claim on it.

It looks like I'll need to purchase a replacement sensor.
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Warranty does not normaly cover rain damage.  The sensor is to be sheltered.  IIRC Acurite sell a shelter for $10
https://www.acurite.com/solar-radiation-shield.html
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George D. Nincehelser

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It's kind of a toss-up.  While not "weather-proof", it is "weather resistant".

What I've found is that it will be fine as long as as you protect it from wind-driven rain.
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I actually had it sheltered under my back deck area. Like I said, it was out there for a year.