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Temperature gauge The smoker is 4 months old and still heats up, but it doesn't show the correct temperature on the digital readout like it used too. Is it covered up or does it need a new one? Where would we find this at?

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Re: temperature gauge

Min went haywire after 3-4 months. These gauges aleays sem to be off. I have a variance of 20-30 degrees. I would order a new if I were you

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