Got a 40" digital on Friday, did seasoning heat up Saturday morning. Let it cool down, and started to fill it up with yummy foods. It wouldn't stay on, would turn off once I set timer. Pulled the plug out of the bottom of the duplex receptacle, and placed in the top outlet. It ran fine for the next 5 or 6 hours. Sunday I loaded it with more food, and it wouldn't start heating up until I asked it to get to 240 degrees. If I went below that setting it would stop heating. Used my Maverick to verify temps for the day, if I set it at 260 the Maverick would say it was around 200 inside. It was about 40 degrees outside, so to get it to turn on the internal thermometer was off about 200 degrees?
I'm just looking to confirm my doubts: I think the wall receptacle is weak (is that a term used by electricians?), I know the bottom outlet is bad for sure. I can understand not working, but the temps being off that much just has me questioning if it's the smoker now. I'll dig in, hope to not burn something up, and change the receptacle this week. I'm no electrician, and not a firefighter either.............don't want to send the whole place up in smoke!