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Masterpiece smoker will not heat. Brand new out of the box. It turns on and heating light not on and not heater. What can I do? I unplugged and reset but not heating. Help. SOS

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If it turns on push SET TEMP button + or -. Mine starts at 100 and goes to 275, so I usually use minus. Then push SET TIME button to whatever. It should start in a few seconds. If it doesn't come on, return it. You have to set time for it to start. Make sure not kicking out electric supply.

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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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SOURCE: My Masterbuilt electric smoker stopped heating will cooking

I just bought a new Masterbuilt Smoker by default two weeks ago I borrowed a friend’s to smoke about 30lb. of Salmon to then can. Ran the smoker every day for three day. ON my last batch the heating element would not work. Talk about Frustrated! The Smoker was only 2 yrs. old.

Knowing I borrowed I felt I had to replace. So online to Cabelas and I ordered my buddy a new smoker and had it shipped. I then found this website... GOT TO LOVE the internet. I saw many other people had the same problem. Found an Answer...

The Problem was one of the connector to the heating element was poor quality and if you don't clean your smoker on a regular basis. The heat and moister caused the small copper connector to corrode and the wire to come loose. I took a wood chisel and cut off all the rivets on the back. I was then able to pull the back off with no damage and access the small box in the lower back. I found the connector. Went to the hardware store and bought a replacement for .75 cents. A pair of wire crimpers and the problem was fixed. I also bought ½ inch Sheet metal screws to secure the back it was good as new. So I returned the smoker to my buddy and kept the new one. When it arrived I saw Masterbuilt has since fixed the problem and provided an access panel to the element and connectors.

Mike in Alaska

PSU313@yahoo.com

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