super high temperature in 5in1 weather station

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Jacob Lipps

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Posted 6 months ago

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Dennis

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My aspirating fan is running and the temp still registers too high. Nature of the design..
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Dennis,
When was this unit purchased?  When you opened the sensor did the aspirating fan turn on by itself when held in the sun?  Did it seem to struggle at all when turning on?
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Dennis

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Unit was purchased in 2015. The fan turns on by itself.
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Dennis,
I do apologize for any inconvenience experienced.  If the sensor is reading high and the fan is functioning as designed, the unit would need to be replaced. Can you provide the model number listed on the bottom of the sensor? With this I can tell you if you are compatible with the replaceable temperature and humidity sensor listed below.  Thank you.

https://www.acurite.com/temperature-and-humidity-sensor-replacement-for-5-in-1-weather-sensors.html
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Dennis

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I already know its not. Besides the sensor is unavailable until January. Thanks, however.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Dennis, 

Please let us know if there is anything further that we can assist you with. Enjoy the rest of your night.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Jacob,

What are the readings you should be getting? Are they registering on your display that high as well?  We would recommend checking the aspirating fan following 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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