bad thermostat

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by titika, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. titika

    titika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hovobator 1602. The thermostat is bad. Can i just replace the wafer or do i have to replace the whole thing?
     
  2. Jessshan8

    Jessshan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. titika

    titika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will drop almost 5 degrees before it comes back on and if I ope the incubator and it drops ten degrees or so the heat just shuts off and doesn't come back on for a while....
     
  5. titika

    titika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way to test if that switch is bad?
     
  6. Jessshan8

    Jessshan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you had a electrical meter attached to the leads off the switch yo could test resistance through it while cycling it. But by reading what you have wrote so far i would replace the wafer. from what is wrote in post 5 it sounds as if it has a crack somewhere in it. it
     
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  7. titika

    titika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered a new switch. I can't see any damage to the wafer but I will likely order a new one anyways
     
  8. Jessshan8

    Jessshan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it fixes your problem keep us posted
     
  9. titika

    titika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the advice. I really want to hatch some eggs. If this fixes the problem, i plan to get some bobwhite eggs. I have 3 hens so far and really want some more. I am going to hatch some coturnix eggs too from my birds.
     

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