Temperature too high

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My 5 in 1 Pro sensor is always reading way too high of a temperature. It has read as high as 158 degrees but mostly never goes below 90 degrees. I live in Florida so of course we have 90 degree days but at night it still reads in the 90's which is wrong. I did try the reset but that did not work, also new good quality litium batteries. Also the fan is no longer working. This is my second unit I bought from acurite (this one is less than 2 years old) so hopefully they can replace this unit or something or I will just need to find another brand.
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Palmaceae

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Steve James

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Mine lasted just over a year & packed  up. The sensor does not seem to last long, before it goes wrong. The warrantee is only good for a year , so I am afraid it is a bin job. I have bought another brand. 
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Steve U

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You can just replace the upper half of the Plastic case when the fan / solar  fails or wind cups bind up The question: Are you in Salt Air? That eats electronics. IIRC Acurite can supply a coated main board,which may slow salty things down. You need to contact support.
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Steve James

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I live in the UK so there is no support for spares, I am afraid. U might be lucky were U live. 
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Palmaceae Your unit is two years old so I don't think Acurite will do anything for you But as Steve U said you can replace the top half with the fan  https://www.acurite.com/pro-plus-upgrade-for-5-in-1-weather-sensor.html  and if your 5 in 1 is compatible you can replace the temp humid sensor  https://www.acurite.com/temperature-and-humidity-sensor-replacement-for-5-in-1-weather-sensors.html. As far as the coating on the sensor you would need to request that at the time of ordering. One more thing Acurite only recommends lithium batteries for units working under -4 degrees.
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Thanks everyone, I do not have issues with salt as I am 6 miles from the Gulf. But the Florida sun really fades the solar panels.  It did go through Hurricane Irma and held up pretty well and recorded 109 MPH gust.