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Chip holder will not twist to empty

phillip p smith

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I have a gen two MES. I added chips to it for the first time. Let it smoke down and the next time I tried to add more chips the chip holder was difficult to insert and would not twist to empty.  Any ideas why or how to correct it?
 

daveomak

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Look inside the smoker and see if you can find where it is hanging up....

Dave
 

ajbert

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Could very well be you added too many chips to the tray.  You have to make sure all of the chips are below the level of the tray.
 

phillip p smith

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Nope, not too many chips. I did look in it this am. It is scraping metal to metal in the rear where end of chip loader goes.  Strange to me it was smooth as silk  . After I had it curing for the initial smoke up it seemed the metal warped.
 

daveomak

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At least you found the problem.... Straighten it, and all should be good....
 

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