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I don't know about your smoker, but if my MES goes to 280° when set at 225°, it is coasting without the help of the element.
In that case, the temp in the smoker should get back down to 225° before the element comes back on.
OK---So if you let it keep going, does it go back to 280° every time the element comes on, or does it peak lower with each cycle?
Where are you getting the 280° ?
If you want your meat to be in 225°, the sensor that starts & stops the element should be where the meat is.
If the meat is in the middle of the smoker, the sensor should be within a few inches of the meat. Not too close, or it will read the cold meat.
But I'm guessing you are getting the 280° near the top, and the sensor is down low.
Seems you and Keith are playing an online game of phone tag.
You might want to send him a PM, so he'll get it next time he logs on.
It sounds like he knows what your problem is.
You should be back in action soon then.