Yankee Flipper® Replacement Powerstick (PWRSTK)

$64.99

Yankee Flipper® Replacement Powerstick (PWRSTK)

Rated 2.03 out of 5 based on 33 customer ratings
(33 customer reviews)

$64.99

SKU: PWRSTK

Even the best squirrel-resistant feeders need a tune-up every once in a while. The Powerstick is a replacement part for the Yankee Flipper® Bird Feeder. If the original Powerstick in the feeder stops working or holding a charge, this part can get the feeder back into squirrel flipping shape for countless hours of squirrel protection.

  • Get the Yankee Flipper back into shape for countless hours of squirrel protection
  • Covered by the Yankee Family Limited Warranty
  • For Yankee Flippers with black “on/off” knob

Note: The current version of the Yankee Flipper, which uses a Powerstick, has a black “on/off” knob on the side of the base. The original version of the Yankee Flipper, which was discontinued in 2003, did not have a black “on/off” knob on the base. The original version did not use a Powerstick and may be upgraded to the current version by ordering a YF03, which consists of all parts below the tube, including a Powerstick and an AC/DC Adapter.

The input jack, located at the top of the Powerstick, was changed in 2008 for charging purposes. A new AC/DC Adapter may be required if you are replacing the older version Powerstick (switch had a vertical black pin) with the current version of the Powerstick.

Click here for the Yankee Flipper instruction manual.


Yankee Flipper replacement parts:

The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way. This Limited Warranty applies only to the original purchaser possessing a valid sales receipt.

Specifications

For Yankee Flippers with black "on/off" switch

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

What is the voltage?

The Powerstick’s voltage is 5.2V.

How long should the Powerstick last?

The Powerstick has a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

Can the NiCad batteries be replaced when replacing the Powerstick?

If your Flipper has a black ON/OFF knob on the side of the base, then you would need a new Powerstick, which has the batteries and motor inside.

If you have the “older version” of the Flipper with 2 silver thumb-screws on the underside of the base and a red light on the side, it requires 2 C-cell rechargeable NiCad batteries. Your local hardware store should be able to help you find the batteries you need if your feeder isn’t charging properly. If changing the batteries doesn’t work, then we do have an upgraded Yankee Flipper Replacement Motor Base (YF03) that is compatible with your feeder and turns your feeder into a “newer version” Yankee Flipper. The YF03 is a Complete Motor Replacement Unit for upgrading the original version of the Yankee Flipper, using your existing metal cap w/bail wire, tube, bail rod, and 4 tube screws. The YF03 consists of a new port, silo assembly, power stick, base assembly, spring, friction disk, perch ring, hub, lock washer, nut and an AC/DC Adapter (charger). The YF03 upgrade attaches easily to your existing tube via the 4 tube screws from your original feeder. We recommend this upgrade for feeders from 2003 and before.

How long do you recharge the battery?

The recommended charge each time is at least 14 hours but no more than 24 hours.

33 reviews for Yankee Flipper® Replacement Powerstick (PWRSTK)

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    Chris jensen

    The micro switch is bad in my battery pack. The battery is good. Can I order the micro switch?

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Chris,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with your Powerstick. A customer service rep has reached out to assist you. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns!
      Thank you for flying with our flock!

  2. Rated 1 out of 5

    Richard Wells

    What a disappointment!
    I was about to order a replacement power stick after only one season when I read the reviews! At least you have the integrity to post all these negative reviews. Better spend your limited time in business improving the battery pack rather than responding to all these negative reviews. I will stay away from all Drollyankees products in the future and advise my bird seed supplier to do the same!

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Richard,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with your Yankee Flipper Powerstick. We are currently in the process of redesigning this product.
      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.
      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    Ted

    I will be throwing this very expensive bird feeder in the garbage. $70 for a new battery? no fing way!

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Ted,
      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.
      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    DAN SRALIK

    We really love to see the squirrels confounded! After they have been flipped off a couple times, they will hang around only to pick up leftovers.
    The powerstick is now reaching it’s life. My first camcorder had a battery problem. I learned that NiCd batteries had to be discharged and recharged manually to get the best out of them. I did buy a device that would automatically cycle the battery. Our Droll Yankee Squirrel Buster has been great for years! The battery has lasted as far as I expected. It did not require any special treatment like my old camcorder! Thanks for the nice design!

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    Steve Rogers

    I am interested in this product, but will wait to purchase until you release a re-designed model that uses NiMh rechargeable batteries. I avoid NiCd batteries due to their limited life span and toxicity. Can I suggest a redesign using AA NiMh batteries? I would recommend selling your Flipper without the batteries, and sell a separate AA Battery and charger, or let customer purchase their own from Costco. I have a house full of NiMh AAA and AA batteries, and no longer buy Alkaline. They hold their charge for a LONG time and last for 1,000 re-charges. These negative reviews regarding NiCd battery life and the expense of the PowerStick leave me scratching my head. And the reviewers are correct – your canned responses don’t help the matter. Please let me know when you release a re-design of the Flipper. My 3-star rating is for the innovative idea, but poor execution on the motor-battery.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Steve,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and taking the time to offer your suggestions. We are always looking for ways to improve the birding experience for backyard birds and backyard birders, and the ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome. If you have any additional suggestions or questions, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST).

      Thanks again for your message, and happy birding!

  6. Rated 2 out of 5

    Susan

    I bought 2 of these bird feeders, one for me and one for my Dad. Neither one has held a charge over 8 mo. Now that mine is a little over a year old it won’t hold a charge at all. These are expensive bird feeders, not to hold up for long. I have noticed that your reply is alway the same “a raccoon” cold have messed it up, Well we don’t have raccoons in the city. So please do put that reply up for me. We don’t want a copy and paste reply we want a great product that we are supposed to be getting. Im giving it 2 stars because I love the idea that it keeps the squirrels away. Not because it holds up. that would be no stars. SG

  7. Rated 1 out of 5

    MS

    My new battery lasted less than 18 months. There’s a camera in the feeder area and the shirt life is definitely NOT due to “heavy wildlife on the feeder at night”. This is just a poorly designed battery system. And it is ridiculously expensive to replace. I feel really taken advantage of by Droll Yankee with their proprietary battery system, poor design, and inflated price… seems like engineered obsolescence!

  8. Rated 1 out of 5

    Bart Regan

    I thought by now you would have replaced the Nickle Cadmium battery with the NiH battery design. Why not? Another suggestion have a power stick with rechargeable batteries that can be removed and recharged, I think you had this in the past.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Bart,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and taking the time to offer your suggestions. We are always looking for ways to improve the birding experience for backyard birds and backyard birders, and the ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome. We are currently looking into new designs for the Powerstick.
      If you have any additional suggestions or questions, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST).

      Thanks again for your message, and happy birding!

  9. Rated 1 out of 5

    Paul MArble

    battery wont hold charge and its 6 months old!! price of battery seems this is the most expensive bird feeder i ever paid for

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Paul,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      To inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  10. Rated 1 out of 5

    Jason Leaver

    We bought ours on 7/16/19 so interested in learning about a warranty battery replacement. The first charge lasted months; now it won’t hold a charge. Great bird feeder, but…

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Jason,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      To inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  11. Rated 1 out of 5

    Gregg Hangge

    I bought mine two years ago and the battery is dead. Will not hold a charge. Now you want $65 for a new one. Are you kidding? Why would anyone buy this feeder if the battery will not even hold a single charge. Stay away and buy another feeder. You can watch you tube for free and not go through this agony.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Gregg,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear your Powerstick is no longer working. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t be able to replace your Powerstick at no charge because they have a 1-year limited warranty.

      If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Art Dremann

    I just thought I would share a different point of view from some of the negative reviews. We received the flipper bird feeder as a gift, I believe in 2007. (50th wedding anniversary) I am still on the original power stick. It has been recharged only a few times, holding its charge very well through Ohio winters and the heat of summer. My only complaint has nothing to do with the feeder itself. The squirrels quickly learned to avoid it thus depriving us of their comical efforts to get at the bird seed. Worse, they seemed to pass that knowledge on to succeeding generations. My yard is full of squirrels happy to feed on the scattered seed below the feeder. Maybe that is why the battery has performed so well over the years. Seriously, the flipper feeder has performed very well for over 10 years. 5 stars.

  13. Rated 2 out of 5

    ELLIE BABKA

    Received as gift quite a while ago, worked a very short time and squirrels love this feeder now. Could fill it daily. Replacing the power stick not worth it for me at that price especially since it’s not reliable. Design of feeder is very good (birds love it), but flipper needs to go back to drawing board along with the power stick. Sorry.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Ellie,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      To inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  14. Rated 1 out of 5

    Sharyn J. Evers

    A gift last year from my son. Battery no longer holds charge. Based on other reviews, it looks like recent purchasers get an inferior product. I will probably not purchase from your company again based on your company’s response to these poor reviews. Why aren’t you standing back of the battery for 3 years if the normal life is 3 to 5 years?

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Sharyn,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      To inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  15. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mike Gren

    I have had the feeder for several years. (More than 5). I bought an extra battery when it was new to have one to swap out. The original lasted a l lot longer than the replacement. The charges have always lasted less and less time for both of the batteries. I now need to replace them both. Has anything been done to improve the replacement batteries? I have a squirrel problem and can not have a feeder without something to deter them.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Mike,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      To inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  16. Rated 2 out of 5

    D. Fabelo

    Received feeder as a gift in 2018. First battery lasted about a year and a half. Replaced with new battery in 2019 and it’s already dead and will not take charge. Not worth replacing any longer due to price and knowing that it will not last long. Spare me of the “canned” response; read it a million times.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ruth Hamilton

    Works as advertised, plus. We had at least 5 years, maybe 6 years on the battery. It had multiple charges. Our experience is very good.

  18. Rated 1 out of 5

    Jay Lieske

    We received the Yankee Flipper as a gift one year ago. The battery was recharged one time and now it’s dead and won’t take a charge. THIS IS A VERY POOR PRODUCT.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Jay,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. The Yankee Family Limited Warranty covers the Yankee Flipper Powerstick (PWRSTK) for 1 year from date of purchase.

      To initiate a warranty claim, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 or drollbird@drollyankees.com and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We look forward to helping you get back to feeding the birds!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tod E Aronson

    A positive review. My powerstick is no longer holding a charge. I date most purchases and this had a date of 12-25-2010. I live in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Would I like to be able to just replace the batteries, yes. But for the price you get new batteries and a new motor. You do not have to pay the Droll Yankees list price. I did a Google search and found a half dozen sellers, including Amazon, selling the powerstick for about 33% cheaper than buying directly from Droll Yankees. For me getting 9 years out of the first powerstick was money well spent. My Yankee Flipper sits outside 365 days of the year and it has been fun watching the squirrels try to get to the bird seed. That along with seeing the birds that are attracted and in my case the Turkeys, Deer and squirrels who eat what falls on the ground makes my small area of the world that much nicer. I understand complaining about the price and not being given the option to only purchase replacement batteries but I was surprised by the inability, others seemed to demonstrate in their comments above, to use a search engine to look for better pricing. Well I learn something new every day.

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michael H Kiyak

    Bad battery was not my problem. Battery had a charge. Problem is the switch. Easy to fix. Use care when taking apart , small parts. If it still under warranty, warranty will be void.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Michael,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We apologize we fell short meeting expectations with our product. At Droll Yankees, we strive to design and manufacture excellent items for both you and the birds. We will alert our product design team about your issue regarding the Powerstick. It is our commitment to update any and all flaws to provide the best product possible for you and the birds.

      We would like the opportunity to directly talk to you about your situation and try and find a solution. Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  21. Rated 1 out of 5

    James Dorsey

    If you buy this bird feeder you are a complete sucker. This battery technology is from the 70’s and will fail in a relatively short period of time leaving the feeder worthless unless you buy a new “power stick” (AKA old fashioned rechargeable nicad) and then you will arrive here and learn they will seel you another battery for almost as much as they ripped you off for the birdfedder, These people should be in jail, Buyer beware,

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello James,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  22. Rated 1 out of 5

    Alan Katz

    Second unit replacement. first one was because the battery went dead. Second one was because inside the motor a .50 cent small gear broke and you can’t buy the piece. You need to buy the new motor assembly.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Alan,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear your Motor Base broke. Before purchasing replacement parts for your Yankee Flipper, please tell us about the problem so that we can help you determine what part is broken, whether it is covered by our warranty and if this part is sold individually. Many of our replacement parts are available directly through us. To place an order, please give us a call at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our normal hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  23. Rated 3 out of 5

    Felicia A Glass-Wilcox

    I’ll give 3 stars because my first battery lasted a long time before needing to be charged, but after the first charge, it diminished quickly. I will not pay $65 for a battery because that is ridiculous especially when people say it is only lasting a year. Now I’m wondering if buying a new feeder will be worth it. It appears the battery packs are sub standard. I was going to buy a battery and a new plastic feed tube, but it’s just not worth it to pay $90 for replacement parts. I guess it’s not meant to be fixed. It’s just another example of a throw away item that we fill our landfills with. It’s shameful.

    Please do not respond with the canned answer that you have posted for everyone but Dave. By responding in such a fashion it only proves that the customer service department doesn’t want to, or cannot address the real issue. I’d rather you didn’t say anything all.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Felicia,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      We would like the opportunity to directly talk to you about your situation and try and find a solution. Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  24. Rated 1 out of 5

    Sarah

    How can the replacement stick be $65. It’s been exactly 1 yr (since I received the feeder for my bday) and it won’t take a charge. We read the instructions on how long to charge and careful not to charge for too long etc and it’s still dead. Any suggestions for anyone that has one on how to keep charger from dying ?

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Sarah,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30am-2pm Fri EST. I hope this information helps!

  25. Rated 1 out of 5

    Dave Smith

    I have battery problems too. $150 for a bird feeder that lasts a couple of years is not a good deal. There’s no way I’m going to spend $64 for a ni-cad battery pack when I can buy a couple of sub-C size Ni-Cad cells and replace them myself. $9.44 for two at Amazon.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Dave,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. If your Flipper has a black ON/OFF knob on the side of the base, then you would need a new Powerstick, which has the batteries and motor inside.

      If you have the “older version” of the Flipper with 2 silver thumb-screws on the underside of the base and a red light on the side, it requires 2 C-cell rechargeable NiCad batteries. Your local hardware store should be able to help you find the batteries you need, if you feeder isn’t charging properly. If changing the batteries doesn’t work, then we do have an upgraded Yankee Flipper Replacement Motor Base (YF03) that is compatible with your feeder and turns your feeder into a “newer version” Yankee Flipper. The YF03 is a Complete Motor Replacement Unit for upgrading the original version of the Yankee Flipper, using your existing metal cap w/bail wire, tube, bail rod, and 4 tube screws. The YF03 consists of a new port, silo assembly, power stick, base assembly, spring, friction disk, perch ring, hub, lock washer, nut and an AC/DC Adapter (charger). The YF03 upgrade attaches easily to your existing tube via the 4 tube screws from your original feeder. We recommend this upgrade for feeders from 2003 and before.

      To place an order, please visit our website, or call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). We look forward to helping you get back to feeding the birds and flipping the squirrels!

  26. Rated 1 out of 5

    Paul Michael Paolozzi

    I have nothing to add to what has already been a clear pattern of battery problems. If nearly all of the comments in this section, to include mine, address a failed battery and very high cost for a replacement, why are you still posting the same ridiculous responses? I don’t have heavy animals in my area and have watched the feeder with a trail cam for months. You would think that loyal customers deserve more than the same worn-out and untruthful response…

    “Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.”

    C’mon you can do better than that!

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with your Powerstick! The Yankee Flipper Powerstick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Powerstick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way. This Limited Warranty applies only to the original purchaser possessing a valid sales receipt.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30am-2pm Fri EST. I hope this information helps!

  27. Rated 2 out of 5

    George Showman

    Battery is my complaint also….my wife bought me this Yankee Flipper…just before she passed away (5 years ago)…I am purchasing my 4th battery in 5 years….how’s come? I’ve got cordless drills that I use daily that the batteries last over 3 years…..Great product….but the batteries suck…and it’s no use if the battery is dead

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello George,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30am-2pm Fri EST. I hope this information helps!

  28. Rated 1 out of 5

    Thomas Vana

    the battery is definitely the problem, i’ve gotten 1 replaced for free under warranty and now it took 1 charge and lasted 1 season and now will no longer accept a charge, for 64.95 that is rediculous the whole thing brand new is only 149.99 , but why would i support a known flawed item.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Thomas,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30am-2pm Fri EST. I hope this information helps!

  29. Rated 1 out of 5

    David Joel

    Great idea, great when it works, but WILL NOT buy a third battery. Second battery lasted a long time due to non use, but as it drained it would not take a new charge.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello David,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30am-2pm Fri EST. I hope this information helps!

  30. Rated 1 out of 5

    Katrina Terry

    Too expensive. For over $100, the original battery should last longer than 2 years. You should let people know that before they buy it that it will be worthless in a relatively short period of time.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Katrina,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. In the event of a manufacturing defect, Droll Yankees will replace the Power Stick and AC/DC Adapter free of charge. This Yankee Family Limited Warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls whether of an accidental, weather, or squirrel-related cause. It is strongly recommended that your feeder be secured in some way.

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to inquire about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30am-2pm Fri EST. I hope this information helps!

  31. Rated 4 out of 5

    c woodward

    We received the feeder as a gift. It has worked very well, but after about 4 years, it is time for a new battery. Let’s hope the new one lasts as long.

  32. Rated 2 out of 5

    Ronald L justus

    It took only two charges.
    First charge lasted nearly one season.
    Second charge lasted one month.
    If this is the problem with the battery and not the switch
    Then the battery design is defective.
    I use battery based tools in my workplace and the last more than two charges.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Ronald,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing problems with your Yankee Flipper. The power sticks have a battery life of approximately 3-5 years before they need to be replaced. We find that newer power sticks that fail easily are due to animals such as raccoons getting onto the feeders at night and draining the batteries. The animals are too heavy to spin the feeder and end up damaging the components of the power stick. We would recommend bringing the base in at nighttime to eliminate this possibility so that the animals can move on to other food sources.

      The Yankee Flipper Power Stick is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. You can read more about our Yankee Family Limited Warranty here. If you have any additional questions or concerns or would like to inquire about the Yankee Family Limited Warranty, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). I hope this information helps!

  33. Rated 1 out of 5

    H J P

    far too expensive!

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and expressing your concerns to us. We set our MSRP and hold it in order to support our retailers and dealers, with whom we do not compete by price-matching or undercutting practices. While we appreciate your reluctance to pay full price, unfortunately we cannot accommodate your request, but we are certain that you will be able to locate the item elsewhere at a discounted rate from one of our many fine retailers and dealers. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am – 4:30pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30am – 2pm Fri (EST).

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