Hey all,I have a Taylor model 1470 digital therm that seems to be broken. I haven't even had it yet for a full year. I was doing a pork butt and split chicken breast smoke last weekend, and I plugged the Taylor Therm. into the middle of a bone in split chicken breast. These were not even yet at room temp when I put them on the smoker. I glanced at the internal temp about 30 min. after the chicken went on, and it read 114°?? After just going on the smoker, it should have read about 65°. I noticed that even 45 min. later, the temp wasn't moving - still said 114. So...I pulled out the probe but left the unit on - and set it on the shelf of my garage. Keep in mind that it was maybe a high of 62 here that Saturday. When I checked on the therm. after another 45 min. or so, it read 102° - just sitting in the shade on my bench in 60 degree weather!My question is, do I need a new probe, or is the whole unit bad - and considering the cost of a whole new unit is low - should I even consider the probe replacement or just get a whole new unit? Kind of disappointed in the quality as this is maybe 10 months old. I have the good ol ET-73, but I want an additional probe for big smokes with more meat, and also to monitor temps in different zones of the smoker - as I'm still figuring out my new offset.Thanks.
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5/14/09 at 3:24pm