Does the thermometer come with the battery preinstalled
Yes they do! Our thermometers come with the battery installed and ready to be used.
how do you change from oral to rectal or armpit? Oddly,your directions do not indicate
This thermometer is universal and does not need any settings changed to be used as an oral, rectal, or armpit thermometer.
On the model#70056 how do I get the battery cover off?
You can find those instructions here: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0240/6504/8681/files/APX_70056_INST_01.pdf?v=1584362620
what is a probe cover? I didn't seem to get that with the product?
A prob cover can be anything used to cover the end of the thermometer to keep it clean.
I own a Carex thermometer model 70056. I've been using it to monitor our fevers during our self-quarantine (my partner and I, both seniors, do have a flu of some kind) Our Carex thermometer is giving us bizarre results, possibly because I'm using it incorrectly. Could you direct me to an online version of the instruction manual?
Thanks for reaching out! We're so sorry to hear you're having issues with your thermometer. Here's the instruction manual for this particular model: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0240/6504/8681/files/APX_70056_INST_01.pdf?v=1584362620
If you have any further questions or are still having issues, feel free to contact our customer service team here: https://carex.com/pages/contact-us