Cheap Chinese Egg Incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrchaos101, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. mrchaos101

    mrchaos101 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a 48 egg incubator. Thank you EBAY! After the 3rd use, the heating element went out on it. The unit would not heat. I finished my eggs of with a heat pad suspended above the eggs in the unit and was able to keep temp close to where it should be. Of course my hatch rate was not too good.

    I opened up the up unit and found that the connector from the heating element was GLUED to the main board socket. So to fix this I would have to a lot of "rigging" by cutting wires etc.

    SO instead of repairing... I figured what the hell and ordered another replacement. THIS TIME 96 egg unit. (2 trays)

    Went to use it. The temp WILL NOT go above 23.4c. The controls are not working. When you press the "RST" button.... it cause the unit to cycle the egg turners back and forth non stop.... they keep rocking until you cut power from the unit and turn it back on.

    I have no IDEA who the maker of these units are. I would like to contact the manufacture to request some support. Any help would be nice?
     
  2. FarmerTony

    FarmerTony Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't buy from China?

    It's not that the chinese make an inherently inferior product, its that the U.S. companies only import the cheapest stuff they can buy there, otherwise the shipping costs make it unprofitable. They also dont have anything like consumer protection laws in the U.S. so good luck.
     
  3. laceyyates

    laceyyates Out Of The Brooder

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    I too, have a cheapie. I thought my first wasn't working (but I just didn't know how to use it...oops). They refunded me regardless. So technically I have a free bator. Great customer service ( I just called the distributors number on side of box). Now my heating element wouldn't heat up. I found that now when I turn it off, it resets the HU (heat up) and Hd(heat down) both to -.1. I had to manually set them to 18 and 11 and wala...it's heating.
     
  4. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just a random idea, but if you know somebody who's a good tinkerer, have them look at it and see if they can solder that back together for you.... or, maybe a local electronics repair (mom and pop shop) might do it for you for "cheep" (pun intended!)

    I've considered buying one myself, but if something like this happened to me, I'd get ridiculed by my fiance! [​IMG] I simply can't have that! [​IMG]

    I hope you get it fixed, that's just frustrating to try and cut costs and end up paying more....
     
  5. FarmerTony

    FarmerTony Out Of The Brooder

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    Always buy the best you can afford. It reduces the probability of buyers remorse. I've been looking into starting a small hatchery, the equipment isnt terribly expensive.
     

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