*Can't find control knob!!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tripp16, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hi everyone!
    Today I turned my incubator on to get my eggs sometime this week!
    Well I was reading the instructions on the incubator ( which is a genesis Hova Bator)
    Well it says to adjust temp. turn it well it can't find it! Does anyone know where it is?? This is my first time to let you know! [​IMG]
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    It's the knob on top with the wing nut. Loosen the wing nut turn it in the direction to increase or decrease.
  3. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What model # is it. Does it have a wafer or circuit board with switches on top?
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    It doesn't have a switchboard all it has is 2 red caps that can be removed. I also don't see a wing nut. [​IMG]

    Am I missing pieces?!
  5. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    you may have got the pre set model....?
  6. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2011
    burnley, UK
    can you put a picture up of the top of it?
  7. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yours is a Hova-Bator Genesis model #1588. It should be pre-set at 100 degrees F. from the factory already. Plug it in and check the temp.
  8. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    Western Virginia
    Quote:Yes, so you shouldn't have to do anything. My preset temperature was perfect. If you do need to change it, it is not a dial but a board with things to flip up and down (haven't touched mine.) The directions for adjusting the temperature are in the little pamphlet which comes with the incubator.

    Here is a link to the pdf: https://www.gqfmfg.com/pdf/1588%20Genesis%20TUV.pdf
    page two, it has a section called "Operation" with a picture of the "thermostat switches."
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Quote:Quote:Also, on the last page is a good diagram of the switches and how to set them. The incubator takes around 24 hrs to stabilize and when you put your eggs in the temp will drop until the internal temperature of the eggs are up to temperature which can take about another 24 hrs.
  10. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok thanks everyone!! If I would have read the fine print it would have told me that it was preset to 100 degrees! Is that to hot for the eggs?? [​IMG]

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