5-in-1 Dual Panel Station temps too high in direct sunlight

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I've had this 5-in-1 dual panel sensor for less than a year, and for the past couple of months the temps have been reading 10-15 degrees too high in direct sunlight.  It normalizes once the sun sets.  I've reset it, and that doesn't help.  I think the fan is either not spinning some of the time or spinning too slowly to do any good (I took the cover off of it and had to manually spin the fan to get it to go once).  But today I can hear it spinning, yet the temp is still reading about 10 degrees too high.  This appears to be a common problem.  Any help would be appreciated!
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Jason Anthony

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AcuRite Crystal

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Hi Jason,

Below is a video that will show you how to open the sensor (and clean it if needed) to see if the fan is working properly in the sun. Once the sensor is taken apart, please take the top half of the sensor outside and have the sun directly hitting the solar panels. From there please look underneath and verify if the fan is spinning freely on its own. If it isn't please, its starting and stopping or if you need to manually push the fan to get it to spin, please contact AcuRite Customer Support at 877-221-1252 to inquire about possible warranty coverage.  Have a great day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQouEzdPqDw&feature=player_embedded
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You may need to check the vent on the bottom of the sensor for blockage. If the airflow is affected by dead bugs or such, it may not be flowing over the air sensor which is sitting just above the intake.
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It was the fan.  I took it apart again and had to spin it with my finger to get it going.  I called the number, and they're sending me a replacement for the half of the unit containing the fan.  Thanks everyone for their help!