My station died shortly after a year

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My weather station NEVER reported the correct temperature. I called the company and they sent a new fan that I installed. Still would not work with the sun shining on it. Typically would read about 15 to 20 degrees too hot. Then the wind gage stopped sending data. I'm going to throw it away and spend the money on an American made weather station. I understand Davis makes a quality weather station.
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Paul Segal

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Posted 2 years ago

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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Paul,

Are you seeing a spike in temperatures only when the sun is hitting the sensor?  Please make sure that the aspirating fan is running in the sensor, and there is nothing obstructing it by doing the following steps.

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 this does not correct the problem, please let us know. Thank you. Enjoy your day!