Help Please!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by featherworks, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. featherworks

    featherworks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a cabinet incubator that has a heat control display and a humidity control display. While I was making my rounds yesterday morning, I checked it and the temp coltrol display was flashing 'SELF TEST' and the temp was down to 92*. As I was leaving for work, I checked it again and the temp was just flashing all 8's like there was a short somewhere and the temp was down to 89*. I work 24 hour shifts at the fire dept and when I got home this morning everything was the same as when I left. Temp was still 89*. I was able to put a small ceramic heater in the top, but the throw on it's thermostat is too long. It gets a little too warm, then a little too cool. I have 6 BLRW eggs and 8 MF D'Uccle eggs in there on day 14.

    Has anyone ever ran into this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Here is a picture of the bator

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  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know anything about that bator, wish I could help, maybe someone else on here can help out, sory.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    From the looks of the pic. Your thermometer is below the eggs, is that right? Heat rises, so there might be more heat then you think. You could get some to hatch. It just might just delay it a bit.
     
  4. featherworks

    featherworks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have thermometers all over the place. The problem I am having is with the temp control unit in the control board above the door. The humidity control has not worked since I got the bator. They are the same controler, so I decided to swap them earlier... turns out it doesn't work at all. So I hooked the original back up. I can hear the relay in the temp controler turning on and off, so I think this one is bad also. They are about $300 new and anywhere from $100 to $200 to have repaired.[​IMG]
     

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