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Feeder Dumped Out All The Corn #6956854
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I have a Moultrie Spin Feeder I put out about 6 years ago. A little over a year ago I went to check on it and noticed it was completely empty when it should have had at least half the corn left in it. So I checked the game camera and saw that it dumped out all the corn the day after I replaced the battery with a rechargeable battery and reconnected the old solar panel to the battery. Not knowing why it happened I drove into town and bought a cheap battery from family dollar and through a few bags of corn in. Tested it and it was working fine so left it alone and didn't have anymore issues with it until now. One month ago I went out to check on my stuff and replaced the old cheap battery with a new rechargeable battery, connected the solar panel to the battery and topped of the feeder with corn. Tested it out and ran fine. Well I went out there this weekend and noticed all the corn was gone again. Checked the game camera and it showed it being all dumped out 2 days after replacing the battery.

Any of you fellas have any idea what is going on? Seems like something is triggering the motor to stay running until the battery goes dead dumping out all the corn. Both times it dumped the corn out it had a rechargeable battery with the old solar panel hooked up. When I had the cheap non rechargeable battery it seems like it ran normal. I've used rechargeable batteries and never had any problems until last year. Should I replace the timer or motor or the whole assembly? Or is it time for a whole new feeder?

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I would guess you have a timer problem. What type of timer are you running?


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Re: Feeder Dumped Out All The Corn [Re: TEXASLEFTY] #6956870
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
I would guess you have a timer problem. What type of timer are you running?


It's the moultrie timer. I replaced the whole kit once already a few years back with a moultrie. It was the same type that had originally came with the feeder.

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When I have problems like that, I will replace the whole motor/timer.

But I take the old one home and get it back operational.

So on camera you sell all the corn on the ground? Within two days?

When you say you test it do you set it for a few minutes after the current time and watch? Or just hit the test button?

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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
When I have problems like that, I will replace the whole motor/timer.

But I take the old one home and get it back operational.

So on camera you sell all the corn on the ground? Within two days?

When you say you test it do you set it for a few minutes after the current time and watch? Or just hit the test button?


Yeah on the camera it showed all the corn on the ground within two days.

I've tested it both ways and it ran fine. I'm leaning towards replacing the whole kit rather than just the timer.

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Timer is defective I am thinking. The motor wont have power until the timer sends it.

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I have a couple of timers that have shown long term reliability. The Timer is my favorite. Try one of them before you replace the motor, which seems to work.

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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I have a couple of timers that have shown long term reliability. The Timer is my favorite. Try one of them before you replace the motor, which seems to work.


The replacement Moultrie timer is $35 and the whole kit is $50 on Amazon which comes with the timer and motor. So for $15 more I can replace he whole thing and that is why I was leaning towards that route.

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Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
Timer is defective I am thinking. The motor wont have power until the timer sends it.

What he said.


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Re: Feeder Dumped Out All The Corn [Re: Sick Train] #6958241
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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I have had great luck with these. Generally get a few years out of them without issue. Replace the 6v and the AA battery once a year.

Moultrie is a peddler of junk.

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Buy a good quality 12v unit with solar panel and not worry about it for 20 years You already payed for one in dumped corn. Skip the junk


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Originally Posted By: KK30RAR
Buy a good quality 12v unit with solar panel and not worry about it for 20 years You already payed for one in dumped corn. Skip the junk

What would you consider a good quality 12v unit with solar panel?

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Buy a good quality 12v unit with solar panel and not worry about it for 20 years You already payed for one in dumped corn. Skip the junk

What would you consider a good quality 12v unit with solar panel?


I say the solar panels are hit or miss no matter the "quality" or cost. You can buy two of them and have one last 6 months and the other still be working fine 10+ years later.


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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY


Found this one on amazon for a little cheaper. Looks like I will be giving it a try. Do I need to patch up the old holes on the bottom of the feeder from the old Moultrie kit? The 12 volt kit will not bolt up to the same holes.

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Originally Posted By: Sick Train
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Found this one on amazon for a little cheaper. Looks like I will be giving it a try. Do I need to patch up the old holes on the bottom of the feeder from the old Moultrie kit? The 12 volt kit will not bolt up to the same holes.


Yes, I would.


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What do you recommend using to patch up the holes?

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Whatever type of caulk or silicone you already have. I would crawl in the barrel and seal the inside first...


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Is this All Season Spin Kit pretty good or should I go with the American Hunter Kit from Cabelas?

https://www.allseasonsfeeders.com/products/spin-feeder-control-unit

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All seasons gtg get a eliminator spinner plate and still use a varmint cage . Use a dry lube on spring and chain


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Originally Posted By: KK30RAR
All seasons gtg get a eliminator spinner plate and still use a varmint cage . Use a dry lube on spring and chain


Thanks. Why use a varmint cage though if the eliminator spinner plates states that a cage is not needed? Does this sling out the corn a good distance?

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All seasons gtg get a eliminator spinner plate and still use a varmint cage . Use a dry lube on spring and chain


Thanks. Why use a varmint cage though if the eliminator spinner plates states that a cage is not needed? Does this sling out the corn a good distance?


Because raccoons ignore the directions.


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All seasons gtg get a eliminator spinner plate and still use a varmint cage . Use a dry lube on spring and chain


Thanks. Why use a varmint cage though if the eliminator spinner plates states that a cage is not needed? Does this sling out the corn a good distance?


Because raccoons ignore the directions.
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Thanks fellas. I was browsing craigslist and came across two #300 all seasons broadcast feeders with solar panels, batteries and varmint cages. They are both 3 years old. Guy is asking $500 for both of them and thinking of taking them off his hands. Anything to worry about with buying used feeders? Says they both work great and only reason for selling is due to losing his lease. Also is the price good for both of them? Not sure what they cost new.

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Looks like they are $300 new. If your buying both of them talk him down a little.


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