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My MES 40 just died

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Im so bummed out. I got up at 5:30 this morning to start smoking  2 nice pieces of pork for dinner tonight. Everything was working great when we left for church and running our errands for today. I just got home and the heating light was on, and the inside temp was 73 deg. with a cold element inside. Not sure when it stopped working but I now have to throw away almost 40$ worth of pork and try to find out what happened to my smoker. i feel like crying.:th_crybaby2:

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Originally Posted by Mike Johnson View Post
 

Im so bummed out. I got up at 5:30 this morning to start smoking  2 nice pieces of pork for dinner tonight. Everything was working great when we left for church and running our errands for today. I just got home and the heating light was on, and the inside temp was 73 deg. with a cold element inside. Not sure when it stopped working but I now have to throw away almost 40$ worth of pork and try to find out what happened to my smoker. i feel like crying.:th_crybaby2:


Sorry to hear that, how old was your smoker? Have you experienced any problems in previous smokes prior to its failure?

post #3 of 9
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Its about 3-4 years old and I have never had a problem before this one.
post #4 of 9
Is it repairable?
post #5 of 9
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I'm not sure. I'll need to check it out thoroughly but I didn't feel like it after all that happened. I hope it's fixable though.
post #6 of 9
Sorry to see this. Best of luck in getting it figured out
post #7 of 9

What you experienced is the primary reason I stay home and monitor every smoke. You never know what will happen. Mechanical, electrical, and electronic components have a way of breaking down without prior notice at any time.

post #8 of 9

It might or might not be repairable but there are some good threads on here for installing aftermarket elements and controllers that could get it running again for less than a new one. Sucks to have to throw away food because of a malfunction.

post #9 of 9

There are You Tube videos showing how to install a new Masterbuilt heating element. I've watched them and they're very good.

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