Is this normal for a Hova-Bator or is mine broken?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by guinea fowl galore, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    I have had my Hova-bator running for about a week now and not once has it gotten to 37.5. The first three days I could not get it below 39 degrees. I had the wafer thing twisted down as far as it could. And now it wont go above 35. I keep turning/twisting it up until the light turns on, leave it a few hours, then come back and its STILL below 35. \
    Whats going on? is it broken or and I doing something wrong?
     
  2. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am going to have to say your thermostat might just be dead.
     
  3. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    [​IMG]But it is brand new. This is the first time its been used.
    Is it possible for a wafer thermostat to die? I didn't think it was. I'm an electronic thermostat kinda person. Can you tell [​IMG]
     
  4. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know if they 100% die but sometimes they just have a mechanical failure...... and dont work, did u get it from a local store or did you order it online somewhere?
     
  5. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    Both. It's an online store thats local. [​IMG] we picked it up though from the warehouse. which the people were not happy about. I rang the place and they don't open again until the 18th. So I'll have to wait.
    Is the genesis incubator thermostat wafer or electronic?
     
  6. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    think its a preset electronic one...
     

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