Okay, here's the deal. I set my eggs yesterday afternoon at about 2:30pm. I have the standard still-air LG with an auto. turner. Everything was going great yesterday--a few issues with temp. stabilization, but as of the a 4am check everything was stable--temp. right about 100deg. and humidity at 40'ish. When I got up and checked again around 8:30-9:00am, the thermometer on the little plastic sheet had fallen in between the egg trays and was wedged. I had to open the bator to pull it out, so I rechecked in about 30min. About an hour later I checked again, and the trays were in the exact same position. So, I opened the bator again and felt the motor on the auto. turner tray--it was burning hot. I unplugged it for an hour and tried it again. Still nothing....we hand-turned the eggs about an hour ago. What do you guys think--get a new auto. turner and transfer the eggs over as soon as possible? Or just hand turn them for the next 17 days? I'm concerned that opening the bator that much is going to cause problems. Oddly enough, the temp. was right on even when the motor was over-heating...??? After I unplugged the turner the temp. dropped about 4 deg. I'm working to get it back up to 100 now. Do you think all these temp. fluctuations this early in the incubation will be okay?!?! Are all first-time hatchers crazy, anxious basket-cases?!? Or is it just me?