Outside temp 02064C

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Outside temp. reads high
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Ben

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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Ben,

What does the temperature read, and what do you think it should read? What are you comparing the readings to? You want to make sure your aspirating fan is running. You should hear a slight hum come from the fan.  If you do not hear that check the fan for obstructions.

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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Hi Jennifer
I am using another remote unit that we have been using for a couple years for conpareson.   When the outside temp is around 60 both units are very close, but in the afternoon the readings can differ as much 15.  We are having a little weather so the fan inspection will have to wait a couple days.  The fan seems to be the most likely problem.
Ben
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Ben,

No problem. Please take your time and be safe. Let us know the results of your findings.