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Truth be told. I have been using mine for a couple years now. It's been working great until about a month ago when the temp started going screwy. Won't shut off. Seems like it's not that uncommon a problem and and external controller might fix it. That would be a cheaper option than buying a whole new unit.
Like mentioned above, the first thing I would do is clean the little heat sensor real good. It looks like a little toggle switch, and is located on the interior back wall of the MES. If that gets all black & covered it could effect it's accuracy.
If that doesn't help, you could see if you can get a new MES control to replace your old one, or like you said maybe an external controller would be another option.
Once you get it squared away, here is a whole bunch of things that are really easy to do with an MES:
Then I would call Masterbuilt & tell them everything it does wrong.
It sounds to me like it's the controller, so maybe since it's a couple years old they'll sell you a new controller---Cheap.
Have your model number ready---It's on the plate on the back of the smoker.
Yup---Must be the controller.
I've seen them come on as soon as they are plugged in, instead of waiting to be turned on & timer set--->> Also Controller.