Yes the reed switches are the same. A great test to localize the problem area would be to temporarily apply short circuits across the reed switch. Take a piece of test wire about 8 inches or so and strip it's ends. Tie one end around one side of the reed switch exposed wire connection. Use the other end of the test wire to tap across the reed switch on it's other exposed wire end. This test will simulate the bucket magnet passing each time it tips. While you are applying the tapping short circuits the display/console should be updating. If it is updating then the reed switch is bad (or the tipping bucket assembly is on backwards with the magnet on the other side). If still no updates on the display/console then the thermo/hygro connection for the rain gauge needs close inspection.
note: if you cannot get to the reed switch to connect the test wire you may instead use a paper clip bent open to tap on the other side of the circuit board where the reed switch is soldered. Just hold on end of the paper clip on one of it's solder connections while tapping the other connection.
Well after doing the above, and as usual problem did not resolve itself. I am pretty sure the Hygro-Thermo sensor is junk... again for the 3rd time. These stations really are of inferior quality. Telephone wire for wiring (although LaCrosse vehemently denies it is standard bell wire). I found bluing in the contacts which speak of oxidation and moisture still getting into it.
I may have to try to find some "better quality" bell wire and rewire this pig myself along with a new Hygor-Thermo sensor. Eventually I will grow up and get a real station....
Sorry for the less than cheerful response but I am sick and tired of this crappy station. If only you knew how much modding and fixing I have done over the last 3 years, you would understand my disdain for these crappy systems.