5 in 1 pro weather station(02032) temperature is 5 to 10 degrees off

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i bought the 5 in 1 proweather station(02032) about week and half ago everything working fine expect for the temperature when it in the sunlight the temperature be 5 to 10 degrees off i went check the internal fan is running is there a way to fix this problem
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Michael

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Posted 2 years ago

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John R. Collings

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Mine is an average of eight degrees off under these conditions, have replaced the fan unit with the dual panel model - it used to be twelve degrees off - no luck getting it any closer, split the different with calibration so it's now four over / under depending upon day or night...
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Humberto Madrigal

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I have same problem, in the morning temp will spike by 12° but then it will stable by noon , I think the fan will not work until sun is up high enough to recharge the cell other than that, works fine after 12:00, did experiment with insulation sheet and place it on side of unit , where sun hit it fist time in the morning and temp went down about 4° , so, maybe another solar cell facing East, to catch sun first thing in the morning or insulation on the side would do the job?
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Hi Humberto,

If you are not getting correct temperature readings, we would recommend the following steps below. If you live in a warmer climate the pro upgrade may be the better option for your location. This is the link for the pro upgrade http://www.acurite.com/pro-plus-upgrade-for-5-in-1-weather-sensor.html


If temperature readings appear inaccurate (too high), verify the internal aspirating fan is running by opening the 5-in-1 sensor and visually inspecting the fan. If the fan is blocked by debris, most obstructions can be cleared with a gentle puff of air.

To open the 5-in-1 sensor, you will need: Philips-head screwdriver
5-in-1 Outdoor Sensor

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.


If that does not correct the problem please contact AcuRite Customer Support at 877-221-1252. Thank you. Have a good day!

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Michael

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i caliberated the temp from the display but would show the same temp not the calibrated one on my backyard weather
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Rick

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Michael,
Where is it mounted?
If it's, for instance, close above your roof, the fan will be sucking in the warm air from the roof's surface.
In that case, the solution might be to get it higher off the roof.
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Michael

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it is mounted on a 2x4x8 wood 6 feet from the ground 7 feet away from my house in a clearing
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Rick

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7 feet from the house? On the sunny side? I'd imagine there's a bubble of warm air there? If you stand near it, is it warmer than the "real" temperature?
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Michael

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no it doesnt feel warmer
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joe002

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When you checked to see if the fan was running, did you hear it running when it was on your post and still registering high?

Also, how do you know the temperature is high?

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Michael

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yes i checked it on the post it was running...i checked with others on weather underground in my area and the local news station it always between 5 to 10 degrees off during the day at night right on with everyone else
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joe002

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I wasn't sure if you tapped or moved it when you were listening which could cause a stalled fan to re-start.

Do you know if you have the upgraded fan/motor?

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Michael

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not sure i bought about week and half ago
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AcuRite Crystal

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Hi All,

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 call us at 877-221-1252 so that we can get this resolved for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQouEzdPqDw&feature=player_embedded