Genesis 1588 problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TexasVet, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my new Genesis 1588 incubator yesterday and promptly put 20 duck eggs into it. But the high-pitched noise it's making is driving me nuts! Will it go away, or tone down, after a few days? If not, has anyone found a cure for it?

    2nd question... I've already dropped the top onto my eggs (luckily without damage) because it's so heavy and there aren't any handles or lift areas on it. Has anyone come up a modification for this? Because I'm hand-turning the eggs, I need to open this thing at least 3 times a day.

    Kathy in Texas
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine make a quiet hum, but none of them make what I would call a high-pitched noise.

    I never thought the tops weigh too much. I use them as is.
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    Mine doesn't make a high pitched noise either. Wonder if there is something wrong with the fan that would cause it to make that noise?
    Either way good luck with your ducks!!!
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine sounds like a dental drill. I put up with it throught the first hatch, while it was in my bedroom. After the hatch, I took it apart and could find nothing wrong with it. I think you and I just got lucky. You do get used to it after a few weeks.[​IMG]
     
  5. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hums.
    It doesn't bother me but drives my hubby nuts!
    Carolyn
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I guess it depends upon your hearing as well. Mine is a quiet, but medium pitched hum. Alto, not soprano! The best thing I ever did was put it in a room where no one goes. It also keeps me from hovering too much. That IS why it's called a HOVA-bator, ya know! [​IMG]

    The top is a bit awkward- I dig my fingernails, or what's left of them, into the styrofoam a little, and move the top up and back so it leans against the wall when I have to open it. It's easier to lower it gently from there.

    I highly recommend a turner, especially if you have a birthday coming up. [​IMG]
     
  7. RonnieAtkeson

    RonnieAtkeson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of mine just hum. Its not so loud as to keep you from sleeping though. I got 6 eggs going i as checking fertility on and its sittin in my bedroom. I ran a fan in my bedroom almost 24/7 and even when its off it doesnt bother me. I can read a book wihtout any problems.
     
  8. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the feedback! Mine is definately not humming; it's a high-pitched squeal. Much like the dental drill sound someone else described. My husband can't hear it, so it's certainly a range-of-hearing issue. I'm going to move it out of the kitchen and into the laundry room before it drives me crazy.

    I think I'll write to the Hovobator folks and suggest they add two styrofoam handles to make lifting the top easier, too. It's probably just an issue for us soon-to-be seniors who don't have the dexterity or hand strength that we used to. I'm forever dropping things lately.

    Kathy in Texas

    PS: We girls hear the same high-pitched noise from hard drives, the TV, and the refrigerator too. My husband thinks we're loony tunes, but we know we hear it!
     
  9. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about maybe making little duct tape tabs so I can lift my lid without leaving fingernail marks in it.
    Carolyn
     
  10. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Mine sounds like one of those model airplane kits that fly. Drives me nuts![​IMG]

    It's a short ride![​IMG]
     

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