aahhh! Incubator fan tech. difficulties!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    OK so when I made our homemade styro-bator, my dad gave me a PC fan from our old computer. He somehow hooked it up to more wires so I could plug it into the wall. When I plugged it in, it worked fine. Last night, when I plugged it in to test the incubator, it stalled for a minute, then came on. Then, last night, it kept stalling. Then it finally started running again. But today, when I plug it in, it won't even start a little! [​IMG] I tried other plug-ins around the house, but it won't work! [​IMG] I haven't touched it very often at all. It's just been sitting there in the incubator. The only time I used it was to test the bator. [​IMG]

    Any advice?
    Thanks!
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    [​IMG] I know that I'm not very patient, [​IMG] this is one of those times when I wish there was a "Thread Saver" out there for me! LOL I can't save my own thread. I can only go around looking for threads that have no replies and are posted by other people. [​IMG]
     
  3. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds like the fans is working but needs some lub. On the front of the fan you should see what looks like a sticker in the middle. Take that off. Under it should be something like a coin should either just drop off or you might have to pry it off.
    When you have it off get some 3 n1 oil and put (one only) the tinest drop on it. Leave it sit for awhile, make the fan revolve with your finger, but not while its plugged in. [​IMG]
    Then plug in.
    Might have to give it a bit of a start but should work after.

    Hope that helps. Have had to do that with a few fans.
    Good luck
     
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  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:Sounds like the fans is working but needs some lub. On the front of the fan you should see what looks like a sticker in the middle. Take that off. Under it should be something like a coin should either just drop off or you might have to pry it off.
    When you have it off get some 3 n1 oil and put the tinest drop on it. Leave it sit for awhile, then start fan up. Might have to give it a bit of a start but should work after.

    Hope that helps. Have had to do that with a few fans.
    Good luck

    Thanks! Yes it does have a sticker on the front. But what is 3 n1 oil??? Not sure if we have any...? [​IMG]
     
  5. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for delay, server keeps bumping me off line.

    Its a light household lubricant not expensive. Should be able to get it at a hardware store.

    After you lub it, put the lid thingy back on the fan and tape to hold in place to keep dust out.
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    OK thanks! [​IMG]
     
  7. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WD 40 would work too.
     
  8. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not use Wd its to heavy an oil.
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    uh oh...I think I made it worse... [​IMG] [​IMG] I went to look under the sticker and when I peeled it off a little, I saw a small black circle thing. I tried to pry it off but it's too small to get my finger under it, so it sunk down a bit.... [​IMG] I plugged it in but it didn't turn on...

    Help! I'm terrible with wiring things and everything! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the little lid right under the sticker...right?

    Can you get a sewing needle or anything with a very fine point to get under it? It doesn't need much pressure to take it off.
     
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