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My Masterbuilt electric smoker stopped heating will cooking

I have reset, Unplugged and restarted. Element seems to not be heating. Should I replace the smoker or is the element replaceable.

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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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I have a Cabela's brand smoker that recently stopped heating. It's basically the same as the masterbuilt, and just like psu313 described, I had to chisel off the back panel since there is no access panel to get to the heating element. Once I got the back panel half way off I was able to see the box that houses the connections for the heating element. I had to cut the box with tin snips to get access to the connections as there were no screws to remove it. Once I cut the box enough, I saw the connectors were badly corroded and one of them was completely disconnected. I replace the connectors and reconnected them. I plugged it in and it immediately started heating. So I would look here first before looking for or ordering parts for your smoker.

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Mike in Alaska

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