Incubator Help Needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Game Bird Guy, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have model 1582 Hovabotor incubator that I have been hatching coturnix quail eggs with. I have hatched 1 batch per month for the past year. Just lately I cannot get the temperature above 90 degrees farenheit. I tested the thermometer in another incubator and it works fine. l I do not use a turner. Does anyone have any advice, or know what the problem is? All replies are greatly appreciated! Thank you.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess the thermostat is shot.
     
  3. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have eggs in there now?
     
  4. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check your Thermostat
     
  5. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No eggs in there now. Is a broken thermostat common, and replacable, or have I over-used it?
     
  6. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    It might be just the wafer.
     
  7. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Thermostat complete cost about $20. there are many on ebay or you can order directly from GQF
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I had a thermostat go south too in two of my Hova-Bators. I changed the wafer first and it didn't make any difference. I had a couple of extra thermostats from my Sportsman when we converted it over to a digital thermostat. I would replace the thermostat.
     
  9. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I will try to replace the thermostat and then let you know how it worked out. [​IMG]
     

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