temp down to 96.2! wont turn up anymore!! help

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  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Im on day 2-My hobavator 1602N with turner is on the fritz! This bator is new and this is my first hatch-When I woke up the temp read 96.2!!! It was turned up as much as possible-there oare only 13 eggs in there--humidity is 42% I just called my daughter to check and it hasnt gone up at all-almost 24 hrs with low temp-what do I do!!!??? help
     
  2. triplebfarm

    triplebfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the thermostat controlled by a wafer?
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    yes-it's the wafer kind...Should I go in and unscrew the wafer out and redo it-maybe i cranked it way to far when I was starting out a few days ago?
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    sounds like you need a thermostat adjustment or a new wafer. Did you have is set before you put the eggs in? If it regulated correctly before, then its probably the wafer.
     
  5. triplebfarm

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    If you unscrew the wafer, and then screw it back on with ample room to turn it up, then you can adjust the temp again, mine did the same thing and that is how I fixed it. Let me know if that helps!!
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    If you have windows on the top, cover them with folded wash clothes. You lose a lot of heat from the windows. I also wrap towels around the sides of the bator for insulation (just have to be careful not to cover the air holes). If the bator is sitting on a cold floor, put a towel under it. All of those things help.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    wow-thank you-When I get home tonight-I am unscrewing the wafer and re-doing it..Yes I had the bator running for 4-5 days before eggs went in-Im new so I wanted to make sure I knew what to do..NOT..Then Ill cover the windows and the seam of the bator and see how that works-do you think my eggs are ok?
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    First off don't cover every seam you find they have to breathe. I find that turning on a small heater to heat the room itself helps.
     

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