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La Crosse atomic clock model #WT-3143

Radio controlled atomic clock was running 15 minutes behind.  I replaced with new battery, pushed PT (Pacific Time) then nothing, nada, zilch. Pressed the reset button - it moved to 12:00, then nothing. Took battery out, put it back in - pressed PT again...still waiting. Any idea on how long it takes the radio controller to sync with the clock?

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Don't push any buttons at all untill the clock has at least 15 minutes to communicate with the transmitter.

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Hands rotate endlessly onatomic clock wt 3143

If you have not talked to La Cross and if you continue to have the problem, most likely it may be a signal problem. I had a similar
problem with an earlier model and found that it only worked on
the west facing wall as the signal is coming from WWVB which is the NISTtime signal radio station near Fort Collins, Colorado. Get a fresh battery, reset the clock, put it in a west facing window and leave it overnight. If it doesn't work, contact La Cross as above post.

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Check both of these

  • Daylight Saving Time Automatically Updates (DST) (On/Off Option) applies to both USA and UK

  • U.S. Time Zone Selection: Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific (applies to USA only)

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    For warranty work, technical support, or information contact:

    La Crosse Technology, Ltd

    2809 Losey Blvd. S.

    La Crosse, WI 54601

    Phone: 608.782.1610

    Fax: 608.796.1020


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