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Old 05-17-2018, 09:23 AM   #1
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One more thing to add to checklist

Today with the quickly approaching severe weather season on the horizon I went to the TT to check a couple of things. One thing to check was that the Severe Weather Radio had power and would come up and get the weather broadcast. Did not turn on, but would with the power cord.

Opened the Battery compartment, yuck.....batteries leaked all over the inside. So one more thing to add to my Winterizing Checklist....Remove all batteries from anything that has batteries including the smoke detector.

Dewinterizing will have the list of batteries needed for everything I removed. Sure hope that after I clean the weather radio it works
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:51 AM   #2
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Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:57 AM   #3
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Clean off the corrosion:
Put on disposable protective gloves (nitrile, rubber, or other material).
Open the battery compartment containing the damaged/leaking batteries.
Carefully remove the damaged batteries and place each battery in a separate sealable plastic bag.
Use a disposable towel to brush away any loose corrosion (white solid).
Place a small amount of white vinegar into a small container such as a cup or bowl.
Using a cotton swab, moisten the tip with vinegar and carefully wipe the corroded contacts. Repeat as necessary to remove all of the white residue.
Using a fresh cotton swab, moisten the tip with water and wipe the contacts again to remove the vinegar residue.
Dry the contacts with a disposable towel or fresh cotton swab and place new batteries into the compartment.

I like a lite coating of dielectric grease on the spring to prevent it in the future.
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