I miss my smoker already!!!
Regardless as to what caused the problem this is a safety issue that Masterbuilt should be made aware of immediately.
Foamheart and I are on the same page with this one!
Good luck, John
Are you referring to leaving a running MES unattended for hours and hours?
This is why a Smart Bear will never do an all nighter & sleep with his smoker on the front porch!!
No Way !!!
I've said this a number of times, since I heard of an MES door flaming up.
It Aint Worth Losing Your House!!!
I personally haven't read many stories about a MES flaming up but I wonder how common an occurrence it is not only with the MES but with any electric smoker--especially those made in China? Just wondering.
First, what generation is your MES 40?
Second, it's not like the the AMNPS (if that's what you have) to go out after only 2 1/2 hours especially if you had filled the rows. Something's going on with your smoker as the fire attested to.
Did you call MB customer service yet?
Yep. I use mine in my garage and always smoke on days that I am home (and awake).
This should be a wakeup call to anyone who uses their smoker close to combustible material. As a somewhat newbie (2nd year) and brand new to electric smokers I'm guilty of this myself, I do use my smoker in the garage. I haven't yet left it unattended for more than an hour due to the fact that I need to add chips every hour and now I never will. Good luck with your outcome.
The primary reason why I never use my smoker in my garage is that I don't want everything inside my garage smelling like wood smoke, including our vehicles. I don't smoke as much as many other guys here because I wait for the good, warmer weather to come around. Since smoking can be an all-day exercise, why not do it on a nice day?
And there's the thing that if my MES 30 burst into flames it's outside and shouldn't set anything else on fire.
If your door hinges are on the right side, it is a Gen #1 MES.
Since yours is a Gen #1 MES, you should put your AMNPS on the little support bars in the bottom, to the left of the chip burner assembly. The AMNPS was designed to fit perfectly there in an MES 30 Gen #1.