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My electric smokers heating element does not get hot-after only about 20 uses-Any suggestions-The manufacturer said they would need to send me a new box for $199-Seems rediculus this cant be fixed?

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  • sterey Jan 10, 2009

    My smoker is having the same issue. I called them and they said I probably need a new element, but they are on backorder for at least 4 months.

  • jerylcollins Feb 01, 2009

    after 14 mos. of good use.....the smoker no longer will heat up. Can the heating element be replaced or the temperature controls?



  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Same same

  • flyer718 Mar 30, 2009

    Wow that is crazy Sterey, I was told the element was NOT replaceable and that they wanted me to pay $180 plus shipping for a new box (with burner)

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I just had the same issue and almost had a Thanksgiving disaster! Try unplugging the connection between the smoker and control pad. mine looked like it was on, i could set the temp, time and get a reading of temp, but it must not have been sending the 'heat' command. also, bass pro has thios on sale tomorrow for 129

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