Hi all, Its been a long time since I have been on. We moved from suburbs in Indiana to the great smoky mountains in Tn a couple years ago. 10 acres for me to play around on If anyone has time, I am having an issue with my old 30" smoker. It has sat in shed for couple years and now when I try to fire it up, it trips the outdoor gfi breaker. If I run extension cord from inside outlet by washing machine, it runs fine. I have called in electrician that works on our type mobile home and he replaced cheap standard gfi but we still have issue. He also checked the temp control unit and it seems fine. I have cleaned all inside and pulled heating element, steel wooled it and still have issue. If I plug in temp control and hold, it works fine but as soon as I plug into heating element, it trips. I got smoker in 2007, hate to get rid of it, even if it is 11 years old. Wife doesnt like the extension cord idea and other than calling another electrician and getting a standalone outlet outside, not sure what to do. Hi again and thank you.