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Accidentally submerged probe braided wire in sink. Should I be worried?

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I recently bought an wireless thermometer and while I was cleaning the metal end of the probe, I didnt realize a portion of the braided side (wire) was submerged in water in the sink. Should I be worried that can be broken? I plan to not use the probe for a week so it can completely dry so I can test it.
 

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I always get mine wet when I wash it and have never had a problem.
nice. I am new using the wireless thermometer and I enjoy it. Just hope it didnt break on my 1st attempt. I hear the probe manufacture do care about their customers so if anything goes bad, I'll contact them.
 

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Usually more of a concern if you get the area where wire meets the probe wet. Do that and your begging for prove failure.
 

Cheesetoast

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Usually more of a concern if you get the area where wire meets the probe wet. Do that and your begging for prove failure.
Its just got the middle portion of the wires submerged. I did wipe the wire/probe with a lightly moist watered towel to wipe off the smoke grease off. After researching, I think its better to wipe the wire with alcohol. *crosses fingers*
 

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I've gotten mine wet here and there when washing. I just let it dry thoroughly before using again. Never had a problem.
 

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If the probe gets water in it, it's any easy fix. Just place it in a 300F oven (leave the plastic connector end out) for 3-4 hours.
I’ve heard this before. I have about 3 screwed up FireBoard probes. I’m going to have to try this on them
 

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I’ve also gotten mine wet with no issues. I suppose the silver lining is that the probes are replaceable when they finally go.....
 

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I’ve heard this before. I have about 3 screwed up FireBoard probes. I’m going to have to try this on them
Let us know if it works. I've got probably 5 or 6 digital probe thermometers dating back 25 years or so. Whenever a probe has 'failed' by getting wet, heating them in the oven always fixes them and I've never had to throw one out. Water getting inside shorts out the wires - you just need to get the water out.
 

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I can't speak for all brands but Maverick 732 Probes were notorious for dying if you got water in the probe. I never tried Baking mine but even after drying for several weeks in a kitchen drawer, it never worked again...JJ
 

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I never tried Baking mine but even after drying for several weeks in a kitchen drawer, it never worked again...JJ
Jimmy, they won't dry out just laying there - you need to get it hot enough so that the water will boil off.
 

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I've moved on but thanks for the Education...JJ
 

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