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Noisy Hovabator fan

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alaskaduck, May 24, 2017.

  1. Alaskaduck

    Alaskaduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, anyone ever had their fan get really loud? I'm on day 19 with some duck eggs and when the fan turns off it makes a very loud vibrating sound. I'm worried something is wrong or will go wrong soon but so far temperature is maintaining.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Fans do go out and there is really no repairing then if the noise is internal----not the blades hitting something.
     
  3. Alaskaduck

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    I can see it spins so maybe it rubs but the incubator is turning on and off much more frequently than before without a change in temp to warrant it
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    What model hovabator is this and did the fan come with it when new or was it added??
     
  5. Alaskaduck

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    1602N, turbo fan. Fan came with it.
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, good incubator. When you get through this hatch you can check it out to see if it is internal or bladed hitting something. Good Luck!
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Check to make sure the screws holding it to the top haven't loosened up. You said when the fan turns off... does it not stay on for the duration of the hatch?
     
  8. PD-Riverman

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    I got several Styrofoam incubators---most I added fans to. I was thinking the fan should be on the 1602 but its been a while since I used it that I just do not remember??
     
  9. Alaskaduck

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    I meant when it cycles on with the heating element. It doesn't run unless the heating element comes on. That's normal.
     
  10. Alaskaduck

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    Thanks, I bought it used. Maybe it's just tired
     
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