I have had my Yoder 640 since the fall. Sad to say I have had a couple of burps along the way. First was escaping smoke. This is best seen in the early morning when the sun back lights the smoker. You can actually feel the pressure from the fan blowing the smoke out. I wrote them on it and was told by Joe "This smoke is normal as there is a small opening from the hopper into the cooking chamber. This shouldn't cause any effect on the way the cooker performs." Anybody else notice this?
After about my 5th use the silicone seal just above the burn box came loose.
Not pretty. They sent a tube of Permatex Ultra Copper High Temp RTV Silicone. I cut out the loose material with a razor, cleaned and degreased with brake cleaner. Here is the finished repair. Took about an hour.
Today is clean out day so I will see how it is holding up.
I do have smoke leakage around the left edge of the door. You can see it here.
Let's see what else.. ahh yes, it has turned itself ON twice. They recommend that it be unplugged when not in use. First time was a hot day, so I thought maybe it got hot enough to start the fan. I am in Arizona! The second time was a very cold night. So that is all up in the air….
And don't, don't purchase their bult in analog temperature gauge! Mine is reads low over 50° all the time. Usless.
All that aside it is a sweet cooker. First baby backs and a couple of chicken breasts in the corner. And yeah that is a Smokin Tube in the background.
Eat well, Timan