I bought one of the newer Genesis 1588 incubators, the ones with a digital thermostat that also displays the temperature and humidity. I went into lockdown on Sunday, and I quickly got up to 90% humidity (I had been dry incubating, so I was running at about 28-30% for the first 18 days, and the air cells were large). The problem is that the condensation from the humidity seems to have gotten INTO the actual thermostat and display, and caused it to malfunction! I came in this morning to find that it had RESET ITSELF to 103 degrees, and the temp in the incubator was at 103. Fortunately, I have another digital hygrometer/thermometer in the incubator next to the eggs, and it keeps a record of the high and low temps for the last 24 hours, and it seems that it had not had enough time to heat up the eggs significantly, since it only reads 99 degrees.
So, the problem that remains is that the temp was stuck at 103! I couldn't lower it originally because the buttons wouldn't respond to any presses. I took off the lid and used a vacuum cleaner to suck as much moisture out of the thermostat block as possible, and then I replaced the lid, but used a pencil to prop it up slightly so that some moisture could escape. Eventually (after about 20 minutes), the buttons started responding, and I was able to lower the "Set Temp" to 100...but then it started climbing back up. After 20 more minutes, the Set Temp was back to 101.6. I really don't know what to do with this thing. I have about half the eggs in the incubator pipped right now, so I'm right in the middle of the hatch, and I don't have another incubator. I guess I'll just leave the thing propped up a bit until more of the humidity escapes, and hopefully it will stop malfunctioning. I had read some threads where a few people complained about their Genesis 1588 suddenly shooting up in temp, but nobody had ever mentioned that it might have been due to humidity. Maybe this thing needs to be sealed better to keep the humidity from getting into the inner workings and messing things up! The thing ran like a dream until this point, so I had hoped to have a stress-free hatch.