Incubator Too Hot!!!!! Please Help!!!!!

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  1. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator heat keeps going up to 120 no matter what I do. Its a hovabator 2362n. I have 12 chicken eggs coming this week and I don't know what to do!!! Does anyone know what to do? Please help!!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have it in a spot that is relatively draft-free? I should be in a place where temperature is pretty much uniform all the time. Hope this helps. MW
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Maybe your thermostat is faulty. If you have decreased the thermostat and it still goes to 120 then something might be wrong with the thermostat. I have a 2362n too. No problems with the temp. it does fluctuate a couple of degrees from 99 to 101 but I have had good hatched in it.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your thermometer correct. Consider checking with several different thermometers and calibrate the one you'll use. Otherwise I agree, the thermostat may be bad.
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long was it up to 120?
     
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 4 thermostats in my incubator (so it was petty accurate) and it got up to 108 for 2 hours!! All five chicks hatched and healthy!!
     
  7. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If this hovabator has the little toggle switches on the thermostat, flip the one that is in the one position to off, count three real slow, and flip it back on. The thermostat may need to reset and the switch flipping thing may fix it.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Mine doesn't have any switches. Maybe unplug it and plugging it back in will work the same???
     
  9. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    does it have a dial?
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Here is a picture of my Hova-Bator 2362n. It has been well used. It has the same thermostat my Sportsman had until we converted it to a digital, so now I have a back-up thermostat. I use it mainly as a hatcher.

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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

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