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would like to set the correct time

La Crosse Atomic... | Answered on Apr 27, 2018


A bit of wd40 or similar in the working gears, they get a bit of something in there and clog, in kitchens they get fat deposits..

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Mar 05, 2018


The transmitter may be mounted in a location subject to exposure to the elements or sunlight.

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Feb 05, 2018


You are using a wireless system that transmits signals between the outdoor sensor and the indoor receiver. They are not a perfect match. You cannot make adjustments, thus if your lucky, the factory matched up the devices prior to the sale. You may contact Lacrosse for a replacement outdoor temperature device.

La Crosse... | Answered on Jan 11, 2018


Pressing the "regional" button should correct the problem.

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017


Water infiltrated the transmitter

La Crosse... | Answered on Dec 22, 2017


you can get the crystal off, but not back on. There is a special tool that is used to compress the crystal to make it fit in the bezel. Besides, if a piece chipped off, it is no longer waterproof. Take it to a jeweler and he can put a new crystal on in no time. Crystals are not expensive.

La Crosse... | Answered on Nov 05, 2017


https://www.manualslib.com/manual/91064/La-Crosse-Technology-Ws-1612.html

La Crosse... | Answered on Oct 25, 2017


I have the same problem with my 16" analog La Crosse wall clock - it was adding 30 minutes to the time every time I set it manually because, even in manual mode, it will continue to search for the signal. Mine is the WT-3161BL with blue dial. This series of clock, which are still being sold with a black and a white dial, have only mediocre reviews on Amazon. Users report they are unreliable or reliable for only a couple of years before they become incapable of keeping time. Others have received their radio-controlled clocks - as I did - with the hands disconnected (because they're flimsy). They are very nice looking (with a stainless bezel) but quality control, not failure to understand the directions, is the greater issue.

I am responding to this post even though it is old because these clocks are still being sold - and not cheaply, in most cases, either. It would be nice if someone could PUBLISH the La Crosse instructions for re-calibrating these clocks. Why? Because from my own attempts to repair this clock I think the issue is that the hands, especially if they become misaligned or fall off in shipping and are subsequently reattached, are not in sync with what the circuit board is configured to "understand" as the 12, 4, and 8 o'clock positions. What this means is that when you select your time zone it may not, in fact, advance to one of the above-indicated times and await the signal. It may advance in a seemingly random fashion. It's not random rather the hands are not aligned with what the circuitry expects to be the 12, 4 and 8 o'clock position. If this is the case no matter what time zone you select or how good your radio reception it will never "catch" the correct time.

I have seen references in some of the Amazon reviews for those who obtained warranty service that La Crosse Technologies "calibrates" it and then sends it back. If I had to guess, calibration of a radio-controlled (analog!) clock involves aligning the hands to the position the circuitry "expects" to be the default (factory) preset. If that is correct, pushing the Time Zone button will allow it to advance the correct number of revolutions. If the hands are not in the factory defaults due to shipping damage or a defect with the assembly, it will continue to set itself incorrectly.

What is frustrating about La Crosse Technology radio control analog clock design is that "Manual Set" continues, nonetheless, to engage the atomic time signal. So even if you compensate by setting the time manually it will, as it states in the user manual, continue to "search". When it thinks it receives a signal it will reset the time, if only partially. This accounts for why, when the radio signal is not strong enough, that these clocks cannot seem to "keep time". It also accounts for why, when they are assembled incorrectly or otherwise damaged (or repaired by re-attaching the hands) that it still cannot keep time.

If La Crosse would simply design their analog wall clocks so that Manual Set DOES NOT continue to search for the atomic time radio signal it would FIX a lot of the issues encountered by owners who A) received a damaged or defective radio-controlled wall clock, and B) those who do not have good atomic signal strength in their location but for which the clock continues to attempt to make use of an intermittent (incomplete) signal. Alas, this is not how La Crosse Technologies designs these analog clocks to function in Manual Set mode, so when the signal is too weak or the hands are misaligned it will continue to try to reset itself but inevitably to the WRONG TIME. (My suggestion to the manufacturer is that they design these clocks to at least have the option to go on working correctly in Manual time set mode, as opposed to having one linked to the other in such a way that when the Radio Control fails the Manual set options also go awry.) Alas, the only real solution that I know of, short of someone obtaining La Crosse Technologies factory calibration instructions, is to DIY replace the radio-controlled quartz module with an aftermarket (non-radio) mechanism. Otherwise, a good percentage of these clocks that did not survive shipping or were not assembled well to begin with will not hold the time.

La Crosse Radio... | Answered on Oct 22, 2017


  • Remove all batteries
  • Install known-good batteries in transmitter. Wait for it to initialize and begin sending data
  • Install batteries in "main station". You should see temperature displayed. If not, the transmitter may be ng

La Crosse... | Answered on Sep 24, 2017


Most LaCrosse weather station manuals are available here: http://www.meade.com/support/manuals/ or on the product page (see the Support tab). Using the search feature on the support page, I found three models which start 308-1414. Two of these differ in the color of the case of the weather station. Hover over the picture of any of these weather stations and click on the More button to go to their product page. The direct link to the manual for the 308-1414MB is http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/media/catalog/product/3/0/308-1414m.pdf . This product page is http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/308-1414mb-weather-station/ . The manual for the 308-1414W/308-1414B is http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/media/catalog/product/3/0/308-1414.pdf . The product page for the 308-1414W is http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/308-1414w-weather-station/ .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

La Crosse... | Answered on Jul 10, 2017

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