1588 Turner not working, now what?

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  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    *See post 4*

    I'm testing my incubator to make sure it works. The incubator is quite obvious, the fan makes noise and the light turns on. Unfortunately, I don't hear anything from the turner. I cannot remember if it's supposed to make noise or not. Anyone else know?
     
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  2. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everything you said is right. the fan is a bit noisy and the red light does come on and off. You cant hear the turner. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Excellent, thank you so much! I feel a million times better now. [​IMG]
     
  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, it's official. The turner isn't working. What do I do now? How do I figure out what is wrong with it and how to fix it?
    *ETA* - I know that I can just manually move the turner, but I just want to fix it, period. I don't want to jerry-rig anything. [​IMG]
     
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  5. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine came with a defective motor, so I called GQF and got a new one sent. You could try calling them, I would suspect the motor.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Make sure the rack is connected in the back on the left hand side to your motor. There should be a plastic clip that slips into it. I hope I explained it enough.
     
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yup, everything is connected. It is definately in the motor, as it's not hot like it was the last time I ran it (when it was working). I'll contact them and see what they say.
     
  8. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may be a stupid question, but...is it plugged in to a working outlet?
     
  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    farmin'chick :

    This may be a stupid question, but...is it plugged in to a working outlet?

    Not a stupid question at all. The guys tested the outlet (both plugs in it), plus I plugged the incubator into both plugs (it lights up). This was the first thing I tested, since some of our outlets are disfunctional.​
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My egg turner always works and never fails. It's called my right hand LOL. I love the feeling of being involved!
     

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