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Can't keep the Rotisserie to stay on

I have lit the rotisserie, and it stays on for about 5 minutes, and then it goes off. Not sure why? Could it be since its only 50 outside... it gets colder while its burning? Can't figure this one out. Dave

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Called Ducane's customer service. Very helpful, they hooked me up.
1-800-382-2637 is their number.
Dave

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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The Rotisserie can only be used when you are not grilling anything else on the grill. Remove the grill grates directly in front of the rear infrared Rotisserie Burner. If you Don't, they will be in the way. In their place, you are going to use an aluminum pan (like a pie pan), as a drip pan for whatever you're cooking on the Rotisserie.Place that on top of the burner's flame tamers. Make sure the rotisserie motor is in place and you have electric power to it. Test the rotisserie spit, by inserting it into the motor's spit holder. If you have a Counter Balance, attach that near handle on the spit shaft just below the handle. If your rotisserie is missing the counter balance, you can not use the rotisserie.

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Light the Rotisserie Burner and close the hood of the grill. Allow the temperature to reach a minimum of 250 degrees F, before opening the hood and installing the food loaded rotisserie spit.
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Turn the Rotisserie Motor ON and watch as the food turns. If it turns and then sort of bumps, when the spit turns around, adjust the counter balance to stop this. It should turn smoothly. Once all tha is completed, close the hood and allow the food to cook for whatever time, you would cook it in a kitchen oven. Rotisserie cooking is like smoking food. It's a low (temp) and slow (time) process. But, the flavor rewards are GREAT. Only check the food occasionally. The more you open the hood to peek, the longer it will take to cook. Each time you peek, add 10 minutes to the cooking time.

All of this, was sort of a thumbnail sketch of rotissering food. Search the web for recipes and techniques. You'll be amazed at what's out there.

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