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Masterbuilt Elite 30


Joined Oct 28, 2020
Hey , new here & was just hoping i would be able to get some help to getting my smoker back smoking.
So its an Elite 30" the red heat indicator light didn't come on last time i went to fire it up & the element didn't get hot. I did some quick research on the internet & figured it was the element & bout a new one. Hooked it up & still , the red indicator light didn't come on & the element didn't get hot. All other functions on the control panel work & function as they should , just the red light & element don't fire up. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.



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Joined Jan 14, 2014
Check connections behind back panel, they are known to rust and break or a broken wire.

JC in GB

Master of the Pit
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Joined Sep 28, 2018
It could be one of three things.

1) Bad element (You disproved that.)
2) Bad controller
3) Bad wiring

If you have a bad controller, you can easily replace it with a PID unit.

JC :emoji_cat:


Joined Jul 31, 2020
I have an MB as well and like SmokerJim and JC in GB have mentioned is checking your wiring to make sure nothing has come loose over time. I had to replace my control panel due to the panel not lighting up or hearing the unit start up (beep) when plugged in. When I replaced the panel, you could tell that the wiring for the connectors was going bad.

Silly question, but when you plug in do you hear a beep or even when pressing the buttons?
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