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Auto egg turner jammed?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ohsocrazie, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. ohsocrazie

    ohsocrazie In the Brooder

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    I bought a new hovabator 1610. I set everything up and placed my button quail eggs in the quail racks. I set it up for a day. The motor ticks and get hot but wont move. I tryed to move it a little to see if it was stuck and the pegg wont move like its jammed. Nothing is in its way blocking it. Is it broke or is there an easy fix? I have to wait till monday to call the company I bought it from to see about a return. By the time the returns all straighted away I wont need it [​IMG].
     
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
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    unhook the motor and rotate the turner back and forth at least 3 times a day. sounds like you have a bad motor it happens. buy a extra one to keep on hand should it happen again
     
  3. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    sometimes the little pin beside the turner will get out of alignment. The stopper they put on the turner can actually keep the pin from staying in place and rotating the trays like it's supposed to. I'd check that piece to make sure it's in place properly.
     
  4. ohsocrazie

    ohsocrazie In the Brooder

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    yeah its a bad motor. Just my luck. Thanks everyone
     
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Quote:you can buy just the replacement motor. But don't get it from the company - shop around you can find a deal and it's an easy fix. I bought one from eggcartons.com
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    ... but the company can usually next day air it if you are willing to pay the price....
     

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