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Need Help with my Turn X6. .. No instructions, cant locate any online.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sunny the Hippie Chick, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Ok I bought a used TurnX6. And I have plugged it in.. It doesnt seem to be warming up properly.. How long does it take to warm up? Do the coils get warm?? What about the little knob on it. Do you turn that to get different temperatures? If so which way do you turn for warmer. It doesnt say on it.. Please help me out with advice.. I hope I didnt buy an unworking incubator. The guy said it warmed up and held temperature. Its not doing that.. I have 3 different themometers in there..

    Thank you..
     
  2. pepper48_98

    pepper48_98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Turn X6 also and it seems to hold within 1/2 a degree. You turn it to the right to go up and to the left to go down. Let it stablize first then bring it up about one turn at a time until it gets close. If it is getting warm, it should be ok. Just needs adjusting. I have my first hatch in mine now with some mutt eggs. After these hatch, I will buy some to hatch but didn't want to use expensive eggs first.
     
  3. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Thanks for letting me know which way to turn the knob. But it is not heating up at all. I think I bought a dead incubator. That so far is my worst experience with ebay.

    Im so sad. [​IMG] Ive been waiting a long time to get an incubator. Now I am back to the start all over again. No working incubator. I looked at parts for it. After what I paid for it. And if I need to get all the parts. I was better off buying a brand new one.. [​IMG]
     
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check the connection inside the top. You can unscrew the little nuts at the top and drop the thing that holds the electronics. Sometimes the connection comes loose. Its the printed circuit board. There is a connection it is easy to see. when you lower the inside thing.

    I believe the instruction manual is available online at Lyon Electronics.

    The coils do get warm but they do not turn red. It take very little time at all to heat those thing up. Customer Service is very good at Lyon so if you get in a panic you can call them.
     
  5. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Thank you jimnjay.. I will go check that right now and let you know if it worked or not..

    edited to add..
    I checked the company website for a manual. Cant find one. Cant even find one for sale.. I will have to write to them and ask about the manual..

    But I wanted to try to find out what I needed to know sooner than it would take for the company to answer back.. And BYC is usually the fastest way to learn some thing..
     
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  6. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Ok I took the incubator apart.. And messed with the wires.. Now it is heating up..

    Another Question???
    Does the light stay on all the time.. If I bump it.. The light turns off. The wires did not seem loose. But I took them off and put them back on.. Now it is warming up..

    Do you think I still need a new thermostat??

    [​IMG]
     
  7. pepper48_98

    pepper48_98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The light is only on when it is warming. When it is at temp, it goes off.
     
  8. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Thank you pepper48_98.. I was wondering about the light.. I guess I fixed it then.. It is holding temperature rather well. Just a little bit off. Just have to figure out the correct setting..

    I really need a owners manual for it..

    Would any of my fellow BYC'ers mind making a copy of their manual and sending it to me.. I would pay for shipping and $0.10 each page.. Contact me first to make sure I havent already been given one..




    I love BYC [​IMG] It is so helpful...
     
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  9. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just happened to be looking at incubators in the Stromberg's catalog this AM. They offer a #TX6 hatching manual for $7.25. Do you suppose that's what you want/need?

    Just checked the website and it looks like they have what you need. Take a look:

    http://www.strombergschickens.com/products/roll-X.php

    Hope this helps!
    Michele.
     

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