Temperature Spikes Return

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The dual solar panel assembly (for 5-In-1) was purchased by me (for temp spikes) in May 2016, and has worked fine for 3 months, and suddenly started spiking again about 3 days ago.  I waited on commenting until I waited a while to see if it was just a fluke, but it persists this morning....going about 10-12o above the area average (news channel). Now what can be done?
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Frank Benadum

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Posted 2 years ago

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First thing to do is take it apart and see if something got in. then hold the panels facing the sun and see if the fan starts by itself.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Frank,

Please try the steps 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.

If this does not correct the problem, please contact AcuRite customer support at 877-221-1252. Thank you. Have a good day!