Maverick Failing?

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Smoke Blower
Original poster
Mar 21, 2011
Orlando, Florida
Did a brisket in my WSM over the weekend.  20.5 hours i spent with that stubborn steer.

It was more complicated because i believe that my Maverick thermo is failing.

The meat probe started off with an LLL which the manual says is ether in need of a reset or that it is shorted or shorting.

I took the probe out and let it come to room temperature as the instructions said.  Then I put it back in.  It seemed to work for a while, but then started bouncing up and down 2 to 10 degrees.

I also think the BBQ probe may be off a bit as well.

Can I get replacement probes?  Do I need a new thermometer? This maverick only lasted me about 4 years is there a brand that lasts longer, assuming it is the thermometer AND the probes that are failing?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Called Maverick.  No go on replacements for free.

Will purchase from Amazon as was suggested by NivekD. 

Just hope the problem truly is the probes and not the thermometer itself.

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