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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Thomas Doherty

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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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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.
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Hello Thomas,
Before we can recommend replacing the sensor, we would recommend the following battery recommendations and troubleshooting steps.  If this does not correct the issue, the sensor will need to be replaced.

Batteries:

•Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4°F/-20°C) 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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Thomas Doherty

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Hi Rachel,

Thank you for the information. I have tried replacing the batteries in the sensor. I am not using batteries in the display, it was plugged into an outlet. Tried changing the settings from A to B to C to no avail.
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Ok, I've tried all recommendations listed here and nothing seems to be working. My guess is that the sensor is broken and needs to be replaced at this point. Do sensor usually have a life span of 1 year?