Originally Posted by Bearcarver
Note: If I'm not mistaken that "211" is the model number that most of the bad wiring came from a few years ago---Mostly, if not all from Sam's Club.
While you have it open, check the wiring for being undersize & the connections for corrosion.
Just another reason why the Walton family doesn't get any of my money. Total disregard for the well-being of their customers and store employees. It's all about the obscenely high profit with them.
Also note that this is a 40 inch model with a 800 watt heating element (according to the old Sam's Club listing). They sold an underpowered smoker to customers who didn't know any better just so it made it cheaper for Sam's Club to buy (along with the cheaper wiring), offer it at a somewhat low price and still make a killing on a poorly-constructed, inherently defective smoker. But then Masterbuilt gave them what they wanted so they share the blame, too.