calibrate internet bridge

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I need to adjust the temprature data that the internet bridge is posting to Weather Underground. I had to adjust the temperature reading on my weather station (as it got warmer this Spring the temperature readings were way off. I've got that reading correctly now but the uncalibrated data is still being sent to WU and the temperatures being reported are way too high. I can't figure out how to fix this.
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FandC Miller

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Ledrak

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Not sure what type of sensor you are using but if its a 5 in 1 and the temps are high during the day and fall back in line at night you need to check that the fan is running.
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FandC Miller

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Yes that is exactly what's happening with my 5 in 1. How do I check fan operation?
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Ledrak

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You will need to take it down from the mount. Then remove the four screws around the outside, one is in the hole for the mount. Do not touch the two screws in the middle of the unit they are for adjusting the rain catcher. Once the screws are out you can remove the top half. It does not take much dirt or pollen to stop the fan it should turn very freely. After you clear whatever if anything that is stopping the fan they say you should take it out in the sun and the fan should start by itself, if not the fan needs to be replaced. If you check on the site I know they have  video of how to do this, this is a common problem. 
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FandC Miller

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So I thought I'd follow up for future readers.  I did realize that there is a button in MyBackyard Weather to adjust sensors and the adjusted reading will be sent to WU. BUT MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY I took apart my 5 in 1 station to check operation of the fan.  To my surprise I discovered MY FAN WAS MISSING A BLADE!  It spins in the sunlight but I am all but certain that having one less blade is the root of my problem.  I will be contacting accurite in the morning since the product is less than a year old and this is CLEARLY FACTORY DEFECT. See attached photo if you don't believe me.  Thanks Ledrak for your suggestions.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hi FandC Miller,

I see that you have contacted our customer support, and they are working on a resolution to get this problem corrected. Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you. Thank you. Enjoy your day.

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Glad to hear you found your problem. Surprised by the broken fan blade was expecting dirt, bugs, or a bad fan motor, but happy to have been helpful.