01057RM Rain Sensor Malfunction

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I have a 01057RM Weather Station.  About two weeks ago, the rain sensor started to malfunction.  It regularly records rainfall when it is not raining.  I followed the online instructions to check for obstructions inside the unit, but there are no obstructions.  The buckets are operating normally.
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Corey Vorthmann

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Ledrak

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Corey are you seeing the rain readings on your display, on myacurite dashboard, or weather under ground? If you are not seeing it on your display but you are seeing it online other people have reported this and I believe acurite knows. You could try powering down your hub and router for several minutes and then restart the router after it is up and running restart your hub.  If you are seeing it on your display the question is how solidly is your sensor mounted if it can move in the wind it can show phantom rain the sensor moving can cause the tipping buckets to move.
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It is reporting to the display and via the hub, but the amount is inaccurate.  The sensor is firmly mounted to steel pipe and has not moved since it was installed in July 2017.