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????
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.
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