No Rainfall Model 06034/00899/02446


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.

  1. Relocate the display unit and/or the outdoor rainfall collector. The units must be within 100 feet (30 meters) of each other.
  2. 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).
  3. Use standard alkaline batteries. Do not use heavy-duty or rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It may take a few minutes for the display unit and rainfall collector to synchronize after batteries are replaced.
  4. Try resetting the units: 
    1. Bring both the display unit and rainfall collector indoors and position side by side.
    2. Remove the batteries from both units.
    3. 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.
    4. Reinstall batteries in the rain collector first.
    5. Reinstall batteries in the display unit last.
    6. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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