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I have a TX6470 and cannot receive the outside temp on the inside unit

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Double check the batteries to make sure they are installed correctly. If one of the batteries in the outdoor sending unit is in backwards, it will not send the outdoor data. On the indoor unit, there is typically one battery that is used for receiving the signal from the outdoor unit. If all of the batteries are in correctly but that one, you will see the display and the indoor temperature information, but the outdoor information will not be displayed. If there are reset buttons, also try them.

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

  • conorp29 Apr 03, 2011

    i have done that. i have made sure channels are set to "1"...... i let it "search" for a few hours. no outside info from the remote..... what am i doing wrong?

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