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Acurite Weather Station Troubleshooting

By William Chutney

February 5, 2021


Acurite provides excellent weather station solutions for home use. But, like any technology, their weather stations can sometimes malfunction or even break.

That’s where we come in. Just because your weather station is giving you some grief doesn’t mean it’s down for the count.

In this guide, we’ll show you the steps for Acurite weather station troubleshooting so you can get your machine back up and running.

The Steps for Acurite Weather Station Troubleshooting

How to Set Up Acurite Weather Station

If your weather station is displaying incorrectly or giving you other issues, make sure it’s set up correctly.

First, plug the power cable into your weather station. Then, turn on the display. The device will automatically begin the configuration process.

Use the arrows to change between options, and the gear button to select the setting you want.

Once you’ve chosen your settings, install the sensor batteries. Place four AA batteries into the 5-in-1 outdoor sensor battery compartment.

How to Mount Acurite Weather Station

If your temperature and rain readings are off, ensure your weather station is mounted.

Place it in a suitable spot.

Find somewhere that is at least 5 feet off the ground and away from heat and humidity (such as direct sunlight). The front solar cell should also face towards the equator (which is South if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

Make sure the sensor is level. This way, you’ll get the most accurate rain reporting possible.

Take off the rain gauge stabilizer once your sensor is mounted.

How to Set Time on Acurite Weather Station

If your time is displaying incorrectly, it can create a whole host of problems. Make sure it’s displaying the correct time.

If not, set it to the right time.

On the back of the unit, there is a button to select your time zone preference. Make sure you’re in the correct time zone.

If the timezone is correct, but the display time is still wrong, you’ll need to manually set the time.

Press the gear button and then select set mode. Go to clock hour/clock minute, and set the correct time using the arrow buttons.

How to Sync Acurite Weather Station

Sometimes issues can be caused by the sensor and the display unit falling out of sync. If you’re having this issue, you might not have synced them correctly or you may need to re-sync them.

Turn off both units and take out the batteries and power cord. Then, place the units next to one another.

Change the A-B-C switch to a new letter on both units. Make sure they are set to the same one.

Put the batteries back into the sensor. If the red light is blinking once every 18 seconds or so, you’re good to go. It should not be on continuously.

Plug the power cord back into the display unit. As soon as it’s in, press and hold the reset button for 20 seconds.

Keep the units close to one another for about five minutes. When you see a solid sensor signal on the display unit, you’re all set.

How to Reset Acurite Weather Station

If you’ve tried everything else on this list but your Acurite Weather Station is still giving you issues, then resetting it might help.

First, locate the reset button inside the battery compartment of the display unit. Press and release this button to factory reset the weather station.

Once it is reset, press the GEO button to select the correct region that you’re in. If the correct region isn’t selected, then your temperature displays will be inaccurate.

William Chutney

About the author

Welcome to temperaturesensei.com. My name is William and everything you have read has been written by me. I am a retired man who lives in Texas now. I worked for 25 years for a company that made temperature products (I do not want to name them). If you have any questions or comments pop them in the chat below.

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