I've had a 5 in 1 for a couple years now and back in May the rain gauge stopped working. I've taken it apart, cleaned it out (which by the way, there wasn't any cobwebs, insects, or anything in it) and it still doesn't work. I've tried re calibrating it with no luck. There are no loose connections that I can see, either. Is this a common issue with them? I'm looking to purchase the new Atlas within a few months but until then I would really like to be able to fix the 5 in 1's rain gauge so I don't have to rely on two systems (I ended up buying a separate rain gauge when it stopped working).
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Post by grisairgasm on Sept 24, 2018 12:27:59 GMT -6
I’m on my second Davis weather station. First one lasted at least 10 years until we had a small fire and it was damaged. I’ve had my new Vantage Pro 2 for three years and it is flawless. I clean the rain tipper seesaw every month or two. Expensive but well worth it. I can’t say enough good about it or the company support. It is truly professional quality.
Post by crashtestdummy on Oct 15, 2018 15:52:32 GMT -6
Yep, seems 2-2.5 years is it. Sad. I came here to check to see if anyone has seen my issues, but it's looking like "It's dead, Jim."
I got my 5 in 1 about 2-3 years ago. It's been flawless, and a constant companion by my office desk since then. Last week, the display showed a -40 Deg. F temperature with 0% humidity, and the antenna flashing, and every once in a while cycling through the signal strength bars. I tried resetting both sensor and display, replacing the batteries in the sensor that were showing to be half done, and even changing the channel on both.
After pressing any button on the display, it goes into 'searching for signal' mode, and then after about 5 minutes goes to 'no wireless signal' on the ticker across the bottom of the screen. The sensor icon now no longer shows the antenna symbol by it. I guess it's done.