If the display is showing dashes or zeroes for the rainfall:
If Showing Dashes:
This indicates that the display unit and rainfall collector have not made a connection.
- Relocate the display unit and/or the outdoor rainfall collector. The units must be within 100 feet (30 meters) of each other.
- Make sure both units are placed at least 3 feet (.9 m) away from electronics that may interfere with wireless communication (such as TVs, microwaves, computers, etc).
- Use standard alkaline batteries. Do not use heavy duty or rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It may take a few minutes for display unit and rainfall collector to synchronize after batteries are replaced.
- Try resetting the units:
- Bring both the display unit and rainfall collector indoors and position side by side.
- Remove the batteries from both units.
- There is a channel switch on both units right above the batteries. Make sure the A-B-C switch on both units match. Sometimes changing to a different channel can help.
- Reinstall batteries in the rain collector first.
- Reinstall batteries in the display unit last.
- Let the units sit within a couple of feet of each other for a few minutes to gain a strong connection. The display should show 0.00. To test the rain gauge, slowly rock the tipping lever back and forth with your finger about 5 times. Wait 1 minute and the display should read approximately .05”.
If Showing Zeroes:
This indicates that the unit is receiving a signal from the outdoor unit:
- Make sure you removed the cardboard piece from beneath the tipping lever. It is only there for packing/shipping purposes and must be removed. If not removed, the tipping lever inside is not able to move freely which ultimately will cause the unit to read 0.00.
- It is possible the display unit is reading another frequency instead of from the outdoor rainfall collector; follow the steps for resetting the unit listed above.