My AcuRite 5 in 1 weather station worked good until hurricane Harvey came through. Now it reads 9 - 10 degrees higher outside temps?

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craig russell

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Ledrak

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Craig you should take the 5 in 1 apart and check to see if something has gotten inside and is blocking the aspirating fan. I'm guessing the temps are close at night and high in the daylight. 4 screws around the outside of the unit (1 is in the mount hole) don't touch the 2 in the middle they are for calibrating the rain gauge. The fan should turn very freely. If the fan motor went bad its replacable. https://www.acurite.com/pro-plus-upgrade-for-5-in-1-weather-sensor.html or https://www.acurite.com/replacement-5-in-1-sensor-assembly-wind-cups-5n1wcbsa.html  either will work the pro with dual solar cells works better in warmer areas.
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Hello Craig,

What are you comparing the readings to? Where do you have the sensor mounted? When the sun hits the solar panel do you hear a slight hum coming from the sensor? Please check the internal fan for obstructions. I have included the instructions 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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I have the same problem.  My 5 in 1 reads about 10 degrees higher than other sources.  The fan doesn't seem to be running.  I checked for obstructions and there are none.  Internally everything is very clean.  Up until about two months ago it worked fine.  What can I do?
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Thanks for your help.