I have had this smoker for about 7 months now. Well, we just got a new dog and lets just say he isn't the brightest dog I have had... He chewed off the power cord to the smoker about a week ago. I got a new power cord (12 gauge) for the smoker. Yesterday I attempted to take the paneling off the bottom of the smoker but after drilling out all the rivets it wouldn't budge. Where the legs of the smoker screw in is keeping the panel from coming off. How am I supposed to get this bottom off so I can get to the power cord!? It is almost like they make it impossible to repair this smoker (Masterbuilt told me I would have to buy a new one). I am avoiding this at all cost because I have only used this one twice and I love it.