hovabator 1602n screw doesnt line up with thingy-- now pics!

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  1. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Grandmother had a hovabator 1602N i believe it is. with the allen wrench shaped screw on top. the problem is when screwed downward, it doesnt "hit" the littl emetal nipple thingy underneath.

    Can i adjust the position of the thingy underneath? i jimmy rigged the fly nut to go down ont he bottom to make a connection but my range is like 25 degrees and that will not do.


    Thanks for any information.

    btw- it has a built in fan that comes on when the heat turns on.. if that matters?
     
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  2. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Contact GQF manufacturing in Savannah, GA...they are the ones who made it. They are VERY good about responding and you can get replacement parts/etc directly from them

    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/front.asp

    Pretty sure there are contact numbers, email addresses, etc at this link site
     
  3. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, i will look into it. I dont know how old it is, she received it for free from a vocational school when her company was paid to do the cleaning, and has had it for a number of years. I googled it but i only come up with wafer style .. maybe some pictures will help. i have to leave the house in about 15 minutes but when i get back ill upload a few.


    under the screw is a long dark brown thing( the heater) with the metal nipple for the connection to the screw to "touch" LOL im sorry.. i will get pictures!

    If all else fails i will definitely contact them, but id rather do a simple fix so i can utilize this beauty..


    and might i add, what a tight seal this incubator has compared to my brand new LG!
     
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  4. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. bigdawg

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    the wing nut goes on the outside to lock the screw. the gold waffer is missing, that makes contact with the switch aslo srews on the rod. you can by one at the co-op or order one through qgf. about 10.00 wont hurt to order two and have one has a backup. they do go bad after sevaeral hatches.... your lg should have one just like it.
     
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  6. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put the wingnut there to make contact.. but i had no idea it was missing something! Thanks!

    My lg is all enclosed, so i have no idea what sinside the plastic box.

    i have since put the wingnut back where it belongs, thanks for the info
     
  7. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
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    your lg may have the preset thermostat thingy. l.o.l. if it does it doesnt have a wafer. good luck getting it going. glad i could help......if the wafer doesnt fix then it could be the snap switch. the blk thing the wafer touches.
     
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