Replacement Thermo Probe?

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by acarbone624, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    I have 2 Accu-Rite Thermos that I got from Lowes last year. It has the metal wire and probe. When I took it out of the cabinet today, it would only say LO. It would read any temp. So I took the probe from my other Thermometer and hooked it to this one and it works. Is there any place I can buy just the wire and probe or do i have to spend another $20 on a new one?
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Keep them OUT of water, and be careful of the probe/wire interface point. The two major failure causes.
     
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    also.......chances are, replacement probes will darn near cost as must as the accurite did in the first place........
     
  4. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    Yeah, I saw some of the prices online....ouch. I sent them an email. I guess we will see what happens. Thanks guys.
     
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Check with the manufacturer, I don know bout accurite, but taylor sent me a new one fer free, extras were 5 bucks each! Unit is 20 bucks new, so they are worth replacin on the taylors. Good luck.
     
  6. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm with dude on this one. I wait for those to go on sale at lowes, and buy them by the box. The last sale they had was for $5 a piece. I now have about 10 (some still work, some don't). When one goes bad, it ends up in the parts drawer. And yes, the wires are thin and cheap. You can further protect them by wrapping them in strips of foil. still though, keep them dry. This includes keeping them away from steam. So if you inclose them in a foil wrapped boston butt, make sure that the joint is outside of the foil, or they are packed tight in foil themselves.
     
  7. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    I checked the other day at Lowes and they had NOTHING on clearance. Yet there were christmas trees in the same isle as the BBQ stuff. Must be getting close. And the only ones they had were the Taylor Wekend Warrior for $20. Are they any good?
     
  8. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Flash.........i just tried emialing them, and i keep getting a HTTP 500 error, like the site is maybe down?
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah, thats the site...........Just tried again for the 4th time..........still doesn't work...........*sigh*.......story of my life
     
  11. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    I got the same error. Filled in all the info and ERROR when hitting submit. I ended up calling them and they are sending me 2 new probes for FREE!

    Thanks for the heads up Flash.
     
  12. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    thankx Athony.........called em, and they are sending out a new probe........attaboys for chaney industrys
     
  13. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OK, so linked worked, just wouldn't complete form?

    hey calling works, I actually did both. Sometimes emails get pushed to the back of the pile. Glad you got thru [​IMG]
     
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    okay..........got my replacement probe today.........plugged it in, and it read 50 degrees to HIGH........called em up, and they are sending out TWO replacement probes next day..........so if nothing else, customer service for Chaney ROX............

    I know it was 50 degrees to high, cause my maverick et-73 probe will fit in the acu-rite........

    but again........their customer service ROX.........
     
  15. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    I haven't gotten my replacements yet. Should be soon!
     
  16. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    I just got my probes today. Both of them read 70 degrees high on both on my thermometers. I was the WTH! SO I called them up. The lady had no idea why they weren't working properly. After being on hold a few minutes, the lady told me she could upgrade me to one of their wireless thermometers at no charge. But she could only send me one. I was ok with that because I still have a working probe for 1 of my thermometers.

    Chaney Inst. Customer Service Rocks! [​IMG]
     
  17. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    anthony............got my two replacement probes..........same thing as the FIRST replacement probe.......50 degrees reading too high.........so they are sending me a whole new unit........didn't get lucky enuff to get the wireless one tho.............tho i haven't SEEN that one at their site...........??

    but like you said, their customer service does ROCK [​IMG]
     
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    wow these guys rock...........just called yesterday afternoon, they said they would replace my unit, and it would ship monday. opened the door a hour ago, and BAM!. A box from chaney instruments. You guessed it. Brand new unit. HAT OFF FOLKS, to Chaney Instruments........wow again!
     
  19. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    I just got my new Thermometer today too! That was fast!
     

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