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Incubator Fan--when is it supposed to come on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amanda31, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Amanda31

    Amanda31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got a little giant incubator with the fan. I plugged it in and nothing from the fan, I thought it was supposed to run all the time. Am I wrong here?

    Thanks so much
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    It should be on all the time.
     
  3. Amanda31

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    Quote:Thats what I thought, this is the second one from the store that wont work... /sigh I was hoping that maybe after it came up to temp it would come on but no luck yet. There isnt anything extra switch I need to flip or anything lol ?
     
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  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Is it hooked up?
     
  5. Amanda31

    Amanda31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems to be, it came mounted and the wires are connected to the board.....but when I plug it in only the heater works. This is the second one from two different stores that seems to have this problem. I wiggled the wires hoping it would show me a loose one but no luck there either.
     
  6. Amanda31

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    Ok got it....I guess. The power wires were tied into the power cord with those cheap "clip" connections...you know the kind where you push a metal clip across both wires and it cuts into the insulation of both wires making a connection. I monkey'd with those for a bit with no luck but noticed the fan motor was starting to warm up so I knew I had power. I tapped the motor a few small taps and whirrrrrr....the fan came on. This is shaky ground to start with but I will keep an eye on the situation and make sure it doesnt lockup again. I suspect it was just because it was sitting for so long on the store shelf.

    Thanks for everyones help
     

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