Electric Smokers

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bill ace 350

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Dec 28, 2013
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my MES appeared to have died this morning.

if i cant figure out what's up, I'll just use it wit a hot plate and keep it.

what other brand electrics do you recommend if i can't repair my current one?

Thanks
 
What size or generation is it ? I'm sure with everybody that's been through this we can figure out what to look for . I would start in the back access to the element . See if you have a burnt wire . Unplug the smoker and tug on the wires if they look ok . Sometimes the heat shrink hides the break .

I looked at the 30 pound smoker from TSM . Seemed like a nice one , but I think it only goes to 250 for temp . Be great for sausage .
 
If you decide to get something nicer, I recommend a Smokin-It. Cookshacks and Smokin Tex are nice too, but more expensive. Check for a used on in Craigslist or Facebook marketplace.
 
my MES appeared to have died this morning.

if i cant figure out what's up, I'll just use it wit a hot plate and keep it.

what other brand electrics do you recommend if i can't repair my current one?

Thanks


Take a little drive from NY to PA, and get 2 FREE MES 40 Units.
One Working Generation #1.
And One Generation #2 with a bum control unit, but only has 5 or 6 hours on it, without any meat---Just tested it & moved it to garage for backup.

Bear
 
my MES appeared to have died this morning.

if i cant figure out what's up, I'll just use it wit a hot plate and keep it.

what other brand electrics do you recommend if i can't repair my current one?

Thanks

I'm 100% sure we could help you get it back up and running again.
Also if you are able to get a smoker from Bear you could upgrade size easily for free which is a great option.

So when you say it died, does the control panel come on at all?
If so, does it just fail to heat up?

The biggest failures are either the connectors at the heating element or safety rollout limit switch. You have a panel to check the heating element you may or may not have a panel for the safety switch which then will require you pulling the back off and checking (I highly recommend you cut/make a panel in this case).

Let us know and we can help you sort this all out :)
 
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