Wind direction vane is stuck in one position

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The shaft for the wind direction vane is stuck/seized. I slipped off the vane and gripped the shaft with pliers but I'm afraid I will break something if I go this route. I tried some light oil but no luck. It's the Acurite model 01036. Any advice?
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Mike

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Posted 3 years ago

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AcuRite Kevin

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Hi Mike,

If the shaft remains seized after applying a lubricant, and the unit is still within the 1-year warranty, please contact our Customer Support Center at 877-221-1252 to obtain a Return Authorization.  If the unit is no longer within warranty, a replacement sensor can be purchased from this link:  http://www.acurite.com/5-in-1-weather-sensor-temperature-humidity-rainfall-wind-speed-wind-direction...

If you need further assistance, just let us know.  Have a great day! 
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Mike

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Hi Kevin:
The unit is out of warranty. I will try the oil again and see what happens. Thanks for the information.