What goes bad on thermostatic controlled bators.

CindyS

Songster
11 Years
Apr 14, 2008
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7
151
Geneseo, Illinois
My oldy but goody bator died. It is a 1590 (before genesis). The fan works but no heat. Is it just the element or is that what happens when the thermostat goes bad.
 

Poulets De Cajun

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
5,251
82
309
Houston MetroMess, Texas
It could be either. I would start by replacing the thermostat as that is the most likely culprit. Check the heating element and unless you can visibly see a broken coil, wait until you change the thermostat before you replace it.
 

pascopol

Songster
11 Years
Jan 6, 2009
1,472
29
184
Tampa Bay
Quote:If you have an electric meter check both: coil and thermostat ( with power OFF) for continuity (resistance reading).

This way you can determine which component is bad without trial and error or taking anything apart.
 

jvls1942

Free Ranging
11 Years
Oct 16, 2008
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5,927
581
wausau,wisconsin
Quote:Yes, generally you wouldn't have to look real hard. when it breaks, they separate and hang down.

It could be just corroded contacts at the screws. (2 of them) or wire nuts at the thermostat..

does the indicator light go on and off while you adjust the temp??

You know, you can modify the thermostat with a solid state if you have to replace it.. I did it with a couple of my LG and Hova.

and you probably can replace the coil with that solid bar type heater
 

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