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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:02 pm 
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I have just cleaned out my incubator after my last hatching a few days ago. I vacuumed it out, then wiped it with a wet cloth, and then put it out in the sun for about 2hrs.

I then ran it dry for about 30 minutes....don't like to do that for long but the manual said to do it. I am now wondering if I could/should spray it with something eg. Glen 20??

Not sure if that would harm the incubator or not. It is an Rcom 20.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:05 pm 
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Definitely don't spray any kind of cleaner into it.

I wipe the part with the motors in it with a damp cloth. I use soapy water to wash the parts without the motors. Then rinse well, dry, then reassemble the incubator and run it dry for a full 24 hours. You will not hurt it at all by running it dry for that long.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:41 pm 
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I just put this in another thread and it's relevant here too. This is Bellsouth's guide to thorough incubator cleaning: http://eshop.bellsouth.com.au/epages/be ... ssicView=1

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:44 pm 
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Ps. Even though they suggest it, personally I skip the step where they recommend spraying a disinfectant into the incubator. I don't like the idea of residue.

I use a can of compressed air to blast air into the fans and and electric parts to clean out fluff and stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:19 am 
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Not feeling confident to run incubator dry for longer. Instructions say to run for 1 hr after cleaning.
Problem with the instructions is that some areas contradict instructions from other areas and they also suffer from being translated from Chinese to English.
Are you sure that an Rcom 20 can be run dry for 24hrs?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:21 am 
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I think running it for an hour or so would be enough to dry it out inside. The bigger the incubator the longer you'd want to run it though.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:48 pm 
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I run my RCOM dry for 24 hrs after each hatch. It's not like running a car without oil :) The water in the reservoir does nothing except humidify the air - it does not have a role in incubator function.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:44 am 
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I wipe the incubator with a cloth dampened with methylated spirits.

However parts like fan motors would be best left dry.


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