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#6427997 - 08/28/16 12:30 PM Wildgame innovations!
Cslate Offline
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Registered: 09/02/12
Posts: 66
Loc: Texas
So last season we had to replace the motor unit on one of our feeders. so i went to walmart and bought a 60 dollar wildgame innovations feeder motor. Well hooked it up and everything was good. Went back to change the battery with a fresh fully charged battery and the new battery read like it was empty. cant really remember what it said on the screen just that the battery part had an E on it. So i charged a different battery and the same thing. So i thought okay the timer must be bad. Bought a new timer and it worked. well come deer season my wife sat in the blind a total of 5 times that the feeder did not go off. it would go off if you went out and tested it but would not go off on time. I sat some that the timer went off just fine but most of the time it did not go off and id have to run down there and test it just to get it to go off. VERY FRUSTRATING!!! well this year i bought brand new batteries thinking maybe the batteries were old. Well this is what it is doing: i now have 2 timers i can plug one in with just the battery and it reads it just fine. so i plug the timer onto the battery that is hooked up and it gives me an E reading. switch timers and it works fine! i am switching timers everytime i switch batterries and im fairly certain it is not spinning on the scheduled time!!!

i have contacted wildgame innovations a total of 4 times through facebook. email. website and phone and have yet to hear anything back....does anyone have any ideas????

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#6428009 - 08/28/16 12:35 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1344
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
Throw that piece of junk in the trash. Get another one, ANY brand but WI. I learned the hard way about WI.

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#6428041 - 08/28/16 01:00 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
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WGI is junk!! I just had this conversation via PM with a couple of other members over the last week. Every product I have owned of thiers has been trash. Even their 12 volt batteries are inferior.
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#6428240 - 08/28/16 03:50 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
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Registered: 04/24/13
Posts: 385
Don't buy cheap [censored] from Wal Mart.

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#6428246 - 08/28/16 03:57 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: JCB]
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Originally Posted By: JCB
WGI is junk!! I just had this conversation via PM with a couple of other members over the last week. Every product I have owned of thiers has been trash. Even their 12 volt batteries are inferior.


cheers
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#6428292 - 08/28/16 04:35 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
texas_sooner Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 350
Loc: Pearland, TX
My wgi is from academy, 12v unit. I'm having similar issues.
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#6428475 - 08/28/16 06:52 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
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Buy you a solar panel. It's a very simple hookup. Also get yourself a clamp like shown below to brace the panel to a leg on your feeder. Works great and battery problem solved.

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#6428480 - 08/28/16 06:54 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
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Also, you can get the right solar panel at Academy stores in the hunting section. They are like 8"x 5" for about $30.
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#6428522 - 08/28/16 07:22 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
Cslate Offline
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Registered: 09/02/12
Posts: 66
Loc: Texas
Thought about the solar panel but will that solve the stupid thing not going off when u have it set to go off???

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#6428649 - 08/28/16 08:45 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
dogdown23 Online   content
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Registered: 02/15/14
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Loc: TX
Wildgame is cheap crap... Get The Timer and youll be good for years to come. You get what u pay for.
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#6428805 - 08/28/16 10:26 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
Chunky Monkey Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cslate
Thought about the solar panel but will that solve the stupid thing not going off when u have it set to go off???


Yes, that should solve your problem.
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#6428977 - 08/29/16 07:24 AM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
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Registered: 12/05/06
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The ONLY WGI product I've ever used that worked well and held up for years is their solar panels. They must buy them from someone else.
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#6429752 - 08/29/16 03:32 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
Stump_jumper Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 1264
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Yep I had problems too. First motor shorted out. I attributed it to the rough ride. Before I figured it out I sent timer back to them and they tested and said it was good. Went through deer an turkey seasons with new motor and no problems.

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#6429909 - 08/29/16 04:56 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/31/15
Posts: 413
Cut your losses now and get "The Timer". I'd also change my spinner to "The Elimnator" while at it.
Good luck.

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#6430339 - 08/29/16 08:43 PM Re: Wildgame innovations! [Re: Cslate]
Cslate Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/02/12
Posts: 66
Loc: Texas
Thanks for the advice...my brother put the timer off his feeder that he is not hunting on it today..said it was working...so hopefully I will make it through this season and get the products you suggested for next year...unless things go south this year!!! Pricing those products now

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