Weather station has stopped transmitting.

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Weather station has stopped transmitting. Two weeks ago it did this and gave me a message that batteries needed to be changed. Put in new batteries - now it has stopped working again and wanting new batteries again. I have not been able to get a transmitter to last more than two years. If these are the best - there are real problems out there with manufacturing.
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Dwight Haverkorn

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Dwight,

Please verify you are following the battery recommendations listed below.  What is the model number of your unit?  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.
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Dwight Haverkorn

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Yesterday I replaced the batteries -  Now 24  hours later, I am getting the message that it needs new batteries AGAIN!
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Dwight,

We are very sorry for the inconvenience you have experienced.  If you continue to drain batteries after changing to one of our recommended brands, we do recommend replacing the sensor.  What is the model for the unit?  When was it purchased?  Thank you.
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Dwight Haverkorn

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I have only used Energizer Lithium batteries since I purchased this unit about 2 years ago; it replaced the earlier one that had the same problems.   This time I just put cheap alkaline batteries in and it loses the signal every evening, then during the day it has come back on line 2-3 times.  Like right now 6:00 p.m. (Colorado) 70 degree temperature outside - just started back up.

Actually, you units are becoming expensive if I have to replace them every two or so years.  I am looking for another manufacture.
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I have a three week old 5 in one pro, Rain gauge worked one time then the temp. stop working and now the wind speed has quit  first one lasted three years it worked but would not connect to pc  Got it on 12/1/2017
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Hello Burt,

We would recommend doing a hard reset on the weather station. Are you able to see the bars on the display? How many bars does it show? 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.

Perform a hard reset:


1.Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors side by side.

2.Remove batteries from the sensor.

3.Remove batteries from the display unit and unplug the AC adapter (if applicable).

4.Wait 2 minutes to ensure any remaining battery power is discharged from both units.

5.Change the A-B-C Channel on both the display and sensor making sure they both match.

6.Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor first.

7.Reinstall batteries in display unit second.

8.Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other for 30 minutes when comparing for accuracy
* 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 or different location for the display unit, the sensor or both.