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Won't heat My smoker also will not heat. It was new 9/07 and we have used it about a dozen times. We did not notice any problems last time. Digital readout is accurate. I removed the screws that hold the heating element in place and it looks like one of the wires is fried. Its a very small opening where the element connects to the wires and I see no way to expose the rest of the wire to replace it. It seems to me that an expensive smoker should last a lot longer than 9 months of gentle use.

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  • sabeacham Aug 01, 2008

    Same identical problem. Digital readout is fine but element will not heat up. Only used 8-10 times. $250 is a lot to spend on an item that breaks after 8-10 times. And yes, the warrenty is out.

  • jbellas927 Dec 24, 2008

    I got mine for Thanksgiving 2008. I've used twice and both times it took me over 4 hours to smoke a few fillets of fish. The digital read outs look fine but I could smoke faster over a book of matches. The instruction manual is vague and that is an overstatement. There is no troubleshooting section. Good luck and riddance. A coffee table...?

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I have the same smoker with the same problem. I checked the heat element with an ohm meter, it was good so just cleaned the burnt residue from the male spade connectors attached to the element with a dremel tool. Slipped two new female spade connectors over the ones on the element and soldered them with the wires attached with a 1/16' silver bearing electronics solder. Now the connections cannot become loose and burn up again. I tested everything out and then wrapped the exposed connectores with non conductive fiberglass electrical tape and covered everything with expanding foam that comes in a spray can. Easy fix for me after reading all the posts from you guys here. Good luck and go for it! All I had to buy was the foam insulation.
Gary
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  • agl002 May 31, 2011

    The Masterbuilt model 20070407 (and similar models) wiring burns off the element connector and the connector post is sometimes all that’s left. I fixed mine permanently with a very small cable clamp; grind down one side of the cable clamp body on a grinder for clearance on the element side so it don’t touch the part of the element post which will short. If there's some connecter still left on the element post, grind it off till there's only the element post left. Clamp the cable clamp to the post and tighten it; check clearance on the element side. After that, on one side of the U bolt fasten the wire with a new eyelet and an extra nut to one of the U bolt ends. It’s fixed forever. Note: you cannot solder any part to the element post as this won't work as it will melt off from the heat from the element.

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