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Very slow getting heat up to preset temp

I want to smoke Pork Butts at 250. I set the temp when I put the Butts in. If the digital readout is correct I am now just over 200 degrees after 4 hours. This throws my timing off completely for cooking. I am use to an offset smoker and it took about 8.5 hours at approx. 250 to do pulled pork at 195 internal temp. I am guessing with your product I will be cooking for 10 to 12 hours. Any way to get it to heat up faster??
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Remove the back sheet metal cover and check to see if the wire connections to the element are good ad tight with no corrosion, if burnt or corroded there is too much resistance and the element will not heat up fast as it should and will very soon not heat up at all.

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