A long story short... My electronic dog fence was down and I had to chase down my dog. I figured out that the last outlet on the 15 amp circuit run, that the smoker is plugged into (as well as dog fence) was bad. After me not knowing enough about GFI circuits, etc. Like an amateur, I replaced 4 outlets, the GFI, and the circuit breaker only to figure out that the culprit that was tripping the GFI was the last receptacle on the run that the MES is plugged into.
Everything is wired and test correctly. I ran my 13.5 amp vacuum on the outlet (of course with the smoker unplugged) and it ran flawlessly.
I ran a 12 gauge 25' extension cord with smoker plugged in to a 20 amp circuit. It trips the circuit as soon as I turn on the smoker just like the it does on the newly replaced ENTIRE CIRCUIT. LOL
I have had my smoker for about 10 months.
So what is the problem with the smoker and is it worth fixing?
I am frustrated with having used a junk barrel smoker for a few years until it rusted out and then switching to electric and having problems in less than a year. Thinking there is a green egg in my future...