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1696 Automatic Egg Turner Problem

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Hi Chicken Hatchers,

 

PeterCE here. I am new to the forum. Looks like a great resource!

 

I am setting up a Hova-Bator incubator with a GQF 1696 Automatic Hova-Bator Automatic Turner. The motor is running fine. I have trimmed the excess plastic off the egg racks so they turn smoothly and do not jam. However, when I run the motor, the white swing arm of the turner motor keeps popping out of the slot that it is supposed to travel in on the connecting bar. Since the motor turns the swing arm so slowly, I have not yet actually seen at what point it pops out of the slot. I am pretty sure I have this properly assembled with the swing arm fully popped into the slot in the egg rack connecting bar. However, on three overnight test runs, it has popped out and of course the egg racks stop moving. 

 

Has anyone seen this problem? Any suggestions on how to solve this issue? I want to get this resolved before my eggs arrive...

 

Thank you for any help you can provide!

 

Peter

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I suggest you call GQF and ask them. The contact info is at the bottom of this link.

http://www.gqfmfg.com/PDF/Turner-%20Hova-Bator%20for%20internet.pdf

Since you trimmed the trays, my guess is that you don’t have the right rack layout. You should not have to trim the trays.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Hi Thanks for your response. I trimmed the extra plastic that the moulding imperfections left on the portion of the egg trays that rides on the side rails. I did this because I saw that others posting on various forums had done this to make the egg trays rotate smoothly. Everything works fine except the motor shaft still pops out.

 

I have already logged a case with GQF but have not heard back from them.

 

Thanks again,

 

Peter

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