Can you repair a cabinet incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by houndit, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I am considering purchasing a Sportsman incubator. I want to hatch the birds in it so I do not want the old model, which needs a separate hatcher.
    The newest model I have found is computerized to keep the temperature and humidity correct. I like this idea, but I am not very good with technology. I have a general distrust of computers and anything else like that. They are always crashing or blowing up or something. So, my question is, if my incubators computer has a problem, can it be repaired? Obviously I can not do it. Is there a place that repairs them?
    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Repairing them is basically replacing some parts, not difficult. And I think they come with a backup wafer thermostat so you have something that will work in a pinch.
     
  3. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guess would be that if the computerized component went out, you would replace the part, rather than repair it.

    If you had to order a new part, I'd think any electrician could change it out for you.

    Call GQF and ask if its ever been a problem. I'm sure they would tell you.
     
  4. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i'd love to have computerized bator. [​IMG]

    but i really think the price will force me to sell my house to buy it [​IMG]

    yap, as feedstorechick said, you will need to change the component that is broken.

    for severely broken part it will need exchange to new part. ex:censor,bulb, burned part, short circuited part

    for not severely broken part it can be repaired. ex:loose part

    for software damage, you'll need to reset it system. ex: cause by power outages/wrong adjustment

    i don't have any computerized bator, home made only, but all computer have same *problem*. that's why there are simple *law* like i've told above.
     
  5. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Thank you for the replies and information!
     

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