well, it had to happen sometime, but i wish it wouldn't have happened in the middle of a smoke! the wire on my accurite thermometer came off right where it connects into the probe. i've got an oven thermomenter in there now, but i hate opening the lid to check it all the time, plus, i KNOW my accurite was accurate! not a heppy camper but that's the way it goes sometimes - i've always been careful not to kink it in the door and not have it in temps over 350 degrees. i do intend to email the company and ask if their products are only meant to last about two months!