Same issue: Inaccurate temps.

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Since this seems to be an issue for most, I won't go into detail other than upgrading to the dual solar panel and roof mounting my station to 6' feet above the peak didn't fix the problem I have.  My weather station reads about 4 to 5 degrees more than other stations close to me. I also noticed that the other stations in the area with the higher than normal readings are also AcuRite Pro weather stations. I've only had mine since Nov. 2016 and just replaced the solar panels. Since I am frustrated with not being able to report accurate temperature and highs for the day, I think that the best option would be to buy a different station from another manufacturer when I can't tolerate in inaccuracy any more. Sorry AcuRite but you lost me as a customer.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello R Thomas Rupprecht,

We are sorry to hear that. We would be happy to assist you in troubleshooting your sensor. The 1st thing we would recommend doing is checking to make sure the fan inside the sensor is working, and isn't obstructed. 

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.

What is the roof made of? Are you able to provide a picture of the sensor mount so we can take a look at it?  Is this only happening at specific times of the day or is it always reading incorrect?
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Just installed model 06004. As the sun began to rise, the temperature start to rise with time. When the fan turned on, the temperature dropped 7 degrees then started to rise from there. How do I fix this problem?
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Hello William,

Have you followed the steps that Jennifer has provided to see if there is any debris in your sensor? Do you still hear the fan running when the temperature starts to rise? When was this model purchased? Thank you.
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The first time I saw the 7 degree drop was on the day I install the new unit. The unit jumped temperature in the morning and afternoon. Also the display is not readable from head on to anything below head on. The display is only readable if you look down on the display.

With these problems, I decided to return the unit. I have already shipped it back to Amazon.

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Hello William,

We are sorry to hear of the issues you have experienced.  We are happy to assist you with any product in the future.  Thank you.