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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by Brickguy221 View Post
 

Thanks guys for the tips and information.

 

I still wish Maverick would have put more time between the steps when programming it. If a person doesn't have the correct steps and order of the steps memorized well, it will time out and you have to start over every time. 102.gif


LOL---I have the exact same problem with my LaCrosse Weather Station every time I have to change batteries!! I'm probably just too old & slow!!

 

 

Bear

post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by Dr K View Post
 


Has anyone ever wondered why Maverick Et-whatever has never made it to Consumer Reports?  Out of all my wireless remotes, all have never failed a boil tested out of the box at my altitude and all work perfectly and none are MAVand none have failed in 5+ years.  I have one Mav nonwireless oven/cooking chamber therm in my signature below that is great.  Maverick seems to confuse people with their 733 instructions and have probe longevity issues.  I support SMF sponsors like Vacuum Sealers Unlimited, A-Maze-N Products, LLC, just not all of them and Maverick is not one of them.  I see a 50/50 on Mav customer service, probe and user friendly issues.  Too may concerns and poor reliability compared to my threads and posts on therms. 

-Kurt


So far I'm 3 for 3 of being happy with my Mavericks & CS has been great.

 

 

Bear

post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 


LOL---I have the exact same problem with my LaCrosse Weather Station every time I have to change batteries!! I'm probably just too old & slow!!

 

 

Bear


Is it an atomic clock? 

-Kurt

post #24 of 36
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So far I'm 3 for 3 of being happy with my Mavericks & CS has been great.

 

 

Bear


So you have had to talk to customer service.LOL That's only one of my points.  JK!

-Kurt

post #25 of 36
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So you have had to talk to customer service.LOL That's only one of my points.  JK!

-Kurt

These 2 things don't prove your point as well as you wish.


Yes. The first one I got "ET-73" had a little plastic toggle switch on the back to turn it on & off. I turned it on & it broke right off in my fingers.

I called them & they sent me a new one right away---Didn't even ask to send the other one back.

 

Then when I got my first "ET-732", the second time I cleaned the meat probe, I pulled the probe off of the cable. I called them & they sent me a replacement right away. I think they had a problem with their first batch of ET-732 probes at that connection.

 

So I don't consider either of those a big deal, and had nothing to do with how good the Mavericks work.

 

One thing I don't like about them is the fact that my Remote from my MES 40 Gen #1 never loses contact with the smoker at the same places that the Mavericks lose contact, but I have no idea how good other equally priced digital wireless therms are. This bothers me more than the 2 trivial replacements needed.

 

 

Bear

post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by Dr K View Post
 


Is it an atomic clock? 

-Kurt


One of them is.

 

 

Bear

post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by sfprankster View Post
 

 

Mine has never once not synced with the probes disconnected. As long as the receiver is turned on first, it all works as intended. 


Does yours sync immediately? Mine always sync but as I said it's taken a few more tries to get it to happen. That 's with my ET-733 which I bought 1-2 years ago. Another guy who recently bought one said his settings don't automatically lock in until he presses the SET button. With mine, if I don't make a change within 15 seconds or so whatever is displayed on the screen is locked in and I have to go through the change settings procedure again.

post #28 of 36
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Does yours sync immediately? Mine always sync but as I said it's taken a few more tries to get it to happen. That 's with my ET-733 which I bought 1-2 years ago. Another guy who recently bought one said his settings don't automatically lock in until he presses the SET button. With mine, if I don't make a change within 15 seconds or so whatever is displayed on the screen is locked in and I have to go through the change settings procedure again.

15 seconds isn't too bad and just staying there until you make the next change would be better. Unfortunately, my ET-733 doesn't give me 15 seconds. It is more like 3-5 seconds max. My old Weber would sit there on a step until you made the next change. Wish my ET-733 worked that way, but unfortunately as already said, it only gives me 3-5 seconds max to make a move.

post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Brickguy221 View Post
 

Thanks guys for the tips and information.

 

I still wish Maverick would have put more time between the steps when programming it. If a person doesn't have the correct steps and order of the steps memorized well, it will time out and you have to start over every time. 102.gif


I share your frustration. This is my main gripe with it too. I have gotten to the point where I can change settings without referring to the owners manual.

post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by Brickguy221 View Post
 

15 seconds isn't too bad and just staying there until you make the next change would be better. Unfortunately, my ET-733 doesn't give me 15 seconds. It is more like 3-5 seconds max. My old Weber would sit there on a step until you made the next change. Wish my ET-733 worked that way, but unfortunately as already said, it only gives me 3-5 seconds max to make a move.

I think you're right about the 3-5 seconds. I was just estimating 15 seconds but I think I was being overly generous.

post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by daRicksta View Post
 


Does yours sync immediately? Mine always sync but as I said it's taken a few more tries to get it to happen. That 's with my ET-733 which I bought 1-2 years ago. Another guy who recently bought one said his settings don't automatically lock in until he presses the SET button. With mine, if I don't make a change within 15 seconds or so whatever is displayed on the screen is locked in and I have to go through the change settings procedure again.

 

As long as I turn the receiver on first, it takes a second or two to hear the sync beep after turning on the transmitter. So far, it has always happened on the first try(now knocking on wood). After I hear the beep, I plug the chamber probe into the transmitter, and a second or two later, it registers the temperature on the receiver. The second probe displays the lines(---). until plugged in. Could be a few seconds to a few hours for the second probe. I haven't had to hit the "set" button, other than to make changes for the alarm.

 

My ET-733 is only a few months old(3-4). Possible that there may have been a firmware update recently.

post #32 of 36
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I think you're right about the 3-5 seconds. I was just estimating 15 seconds but I think I was being overly generous.

Rick, that is because you are a generous guy  ... Thumbs Up      :beercheer:

post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by Brickguy221 View Post
 

Thanks guys for the tips and information.

 

I still wish Maverick would have put more time between the steps when programming it. If a person doesn't have the correct steps and order of the steps memorized well, it will time out and you have to start over every time. 102.gif

Yep. And as I'v written a few times that still pisses me off. Gunner.gif

post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by sfprankster View Post
 

 

As long as I turn the receiver on first, it takes a second or two to hear the sync beep after turning on the transmitter. So far, it has always happened on the first try(now knocking on wood). After I hear the beep, I plug the chamber probe into the transmitter, and a second or two later, it registers the temperature on the receiver. The second probe displays the lines(---). until plugged in. Could be a few seconds to a few hours for the second probe. I haven't had to hit the "set" button, other than to make changes for the alarm.

 

My ET-733 is only a few months old(3-4). Possible that there may have been a firmware update recently.

Could be. My procedure is to plug in the probes first with both units off. Then I turn on the receiver and then the transmitter and get the beep within a couple of seconds. This has been consistent over the past 5 times or so I've used it. The only time I see blank lines is if one or both probes aren't fully plugged in. I then push the offending probe(s) in and all is well. But despite the frustrations we've expressed in this thread my ET-733 works as designed every time and I really like it. 

post #35 of 36
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Rick, that is because you are a generous guy  ... Thumbs Up      :beercheer:

That's a point for you, Jim!:points:

post #36 of 36

Mine works great. Easy to repeat results with minimal fuss, other than the user interface.

 

 

Now they just need to add a search function to the transmitter, like my car. So I can find where I left the receiver. :icon_rolleyes: 


Edited by sfprankster - 9/2/15 at 2:04pm
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