Help - 'bator issues

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ArabiansR2Cool, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I went to plug in my 2nd LG incubator, and it's not working. I had a feeling there may have been some damage to it based on where it was stored.

    (The week before Christmas we had an ice storm, and my power was out for a week. I left the faucets on at a slow trickle so the pipes wouldn't freeze. Well, the drain of the upstairs shower froze and caused the water to over flow. The incubator was stored on the shelves in the basement directly under where the water leaked down, and the box was soaked.)

    Anyways, I'm not sure which part would need to be replaced. It doesn't heat up or anything when plugged in. I hate to throw it out if it's an easy and cheap fix. Any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions?

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    It's hard to say what would be messed up on it. I know you can buy the whole thermostat system, but it would be about the same to just order another bator. Did you make sure it was dried out real good?
  3. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I was afraid of - the cost [​IMG]

    Yes, I made sure it was completely dried out before I plugged it in.
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    awh that sucks!!!! If like Shelley says it costs pretty much teh same just to buy a new one, you should just buy a new one and let that old one dry out more (if it hasnt) and maybe then you'll have THREE!!!!! [​IMG]
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    How old is the bator ? How many times have you used it ?
  6. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    I got a like new 'bator real cheap once because a bad connection caused it to not heat up. If yours is the electronic thermostat model you might try unscrewing the thermostat. Then unscrew and retighten the wire nuts one at a time to make sure everything is making contact as it should. The wire nuts are the blue thingys in this pix. Counterclockwise to loosen, clockwise to tighten.

  7. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's probably 2 years old and been used maybe 5 times.
  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    If it has the plexiglas windows and you decide to trash it, would you pm. I have one that needs the windows. Been just puting glass on top of them, but it doesn't seal the air very well. Thanks.

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