06106 Does the clock automatically change for DST?

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I just installed a brand new 06106 and 06004. Does the clock automatically change from ST to DST?
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Josiah Densmore

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Yes Sir
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David Fein

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Super! Thank you!
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Hello David,

Model number 06106 is not a valid model number. Please provide the correct model number so we can verify this information is correct. Thank you. 
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David Fein

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HI Rachell, the model number on the instructions is 06016, I got that wrong.  My question still applies. Does the clock automatically update for DST/ST. Also the outdoor temperature appears to be reading 5 degrees high. Is that due to sun load? should I manually correct? will it learn?  There is a wrench icon next to the outdoor temperature, is that important?
Thank you!
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello David,

This display does not have a DST setting on it so it will not automatically update for DST. You would need to manually adjust it. As for the high temperature readings that you are getting, is this all the time you are getting the reading or when the sun is out you get the high reading?  Where is the sensor mounted, and how high is it mounted? Are you able to provide a picture of the sensor and what it is mounted on, as well as the area around it.   There is a fan in the sensor to keep the temperatures accurate while the sun is hitting the sensor. The sun will hit the solar panels and kick on that fan. You should hear a slight hum coming from the sensor when the sun hits the solar panels. If you are not hearing this, we would recommend opening up the sensor and checking for anything that could be obstructing the fan from working. I have attached the steps below:

Step 1.
Remove the four outer screws on the bottom of the sensor. Keep the screws for re-assembly.

  • Note: Be careful not to remove or adjust the rain calibration screws located beneath the rain gauge.

Step 2. 
Separate the upper and lower halves of the sensor.







Step 3.
Check the fan for debris, such as insects or spider webs. A gentle puff of air can clear most obstructions safely.



If no debris appears to be blocking the fan, position the top white portion of the sensor (that has the solar panel) in direct, bright sunlight. The fan should power on immediately without any assistance (such as a nudge). Note: Artificial light, such as flashlights, cannot be used as a substitute for actual sunlight. Also, overcast days may not be sunny enough to power on the fan.

Step 4.
To reassemble the sensor, bring the two halves of the sensor back together.





Step 5.
Reinstall the four outer screws to join the upper and lower portions of the sensor together.





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David Fein

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HI, due to the inaccuracies and no automatic update for the clock on this model, I returned it.  Thanks for the information.
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AcuRite Tori

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Hello David,

We are sorry to hear that. If you have any further questions please let us know. Thank you.
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ok sorry