wind direction wrong

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I set up this unit yesterday and everything is working great but the wind direction. It's off by 90*. The weather unit was installed with the arrows in the correct position, solar panel facing South. The wind has been out of the South for the last 24 hours and the unit is showing it's out of the West only!
Any help would be great.
Thanks JVC
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AcuRite Kevin

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Just to clarify, you stated the wind direction is off by 90 degrees, and also state the wind direction only shows West.  Can you verify which is correct? 

In the meantime, please perform the following steps to reset your system:

Before proceeding with the reset, please check your batteries. We recommend that the batteries meet the following criteria:

• Verify you are using standard alkaline batteries such as Rayovac or Energizer. Lithium batteries can be used in the outdoor sensor if you are in a location that will frequently see temperatures below -4oF/-20oC. (Rechargeable batteries, as well as batteries that indicate a heavy-duty quality are not recommended, and may cause irregularities.)
• Verify that you are using a fresh set of batteries. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% of their power or more every year in storage.

1. Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors and position them side by side.

2. Remove all batteries from both the sensor and the display unit. (If the display has an AC adapter, please unplug this, as well, to completely power down the unit.)

3. Locate the A-B-C ID switch inside each battery compartment. Make sure that the two parts are set to the same position. Please change both parts to the next available letter on the ID switch, as this can help to reset the unit. (Inside the battery compartment, you will see a small, white sticker with a 4-digit number. Please let us know this number.)

4. Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor first.

5. Reinstall batteries (and/or reconnect AC adapter) to the display last.

6. Let both sensor and display sit side by side to establish connection. (Leaving the devices side by side for 30 minutes will allow you to verify accuracy by comparing the indoor and outdoor readings shown on the display. For accuracy standards, please visit
7. After a connection has been established, the sensor can be placed outdoors.
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Thanks Kevin for the reply.
I can tell that the wind is off by 90* by looking at it. The display shows the wind coming from the West when the sensor clearly is pointing due South.

I'll do all of the above steps and get back with you later today.

Thanks again JVC