Egg turner is broken...whaaaaa

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenCrazed, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. ChickenCrazed

    ChickenCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hovabator incubator and turner that I have only used one time...My egg turner is not working...My question is does anyone know if a Little Giant turner will fit in a hovabator incubator?...I know I can locate one of those to use....Great time for the dang thing to quite working

    ~Laura
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    you could manually turn it until your hatch is done... i had to do that on my last hatch. no one was harmed, and the hatch was still great!
     
  3. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, It does. Just made that exact replacement. If you have a TSC, got to their site and print off the 'Save $5 coupon! I didn't know about it in time! [​IMG]
     
  4. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haven't tried it but the L/G is supposed to fit right in. Heard a lot of people do that. The bators are approx the same size.
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Give it a little pull it may free itself up.Feel the motor and see if it is still viberating.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. ChickenCrazed

    ChickenCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, It does. Just made that exact replacement. If you have a TSC, got to their site and print off the 'Save $5 coupon! I didn't know about it in time! [​IMG]

    Thank you...Thank you...Thank you...I am heading out now to TSC...After I snatch a coupon...They have one left!...
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I had my hova turner get the little arm that attaches to the motor bump off. Wasn't turning for about 24 hours when I realized it, popped that back on and back in business. Always check that first.
     
  8. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Laura keep the parts of the dead turner, and IF you can get a working auto turner for a LiL Giant cannabilize it and retro fit it to work for your Bator using the dead turners parts. I retro fit stuff all the time. Why give up just cause one bad part is preventing it from working rite. right? lolol
     
  9. ChickenCrazed

    ChickenCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The motor is not vibrating at all...all the parts are together correctly...I have taken it all apart and reassembled it several times to make sure... Usually when a motor is not being used you can freely turn it ...It will not budge at all...I may have gotten a faulty motor with this thing...Oh and the Little Giant turner actually fits better than the hovabator one...I know I can buy another motor and cord from Hovabator for about $23 so we may do that unless hubby can find a motor that can work for less.. thanks everyone I knew you would know the answers! [​IMG]

    ~Laura
     
  10. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will fit just did the same thing. I am going to order spare motors incase it happens again.
     

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