Unable to fully delete utility meter/sensor history

I am getting my water usage from an esp32 with esphome. It went pretty crazy the other day and now my numbers are way off. I know you can adjust sum in developer tools → statistics, but that is not what I am looking for. I have tried deleting the utility meter, the sensor itself, wiping out the esp32, etc. The same wrong number keeps coming back. I want to wipe it out to 0. I know the number is stored in .storage/core.restore_state and have tried to zero out the totals there. I have also tried to use the sqlite web addon to clear the numbers from the home assistant database. For the life of me, I can’t seem to make Home Assistant start back with 0 for the value. The only way is to create a new sensor, but I don’t want to do that. If/when I get a weird value, I want to be able to delete either the sensor entirely and have it added back with a 0 starting point or erase the current total back to 0. Seems like something that should be easy, but I can’t figure it out.

On 2023.3 beta?
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My car charged 2362 kWh today! :scream:

I’m on 2023.2.4, haven’t tried the beta versions.