MES beeping and flash

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by zzrguy, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. zzrguy

    zzrguy Smoke Blower

    What just happened I started the MES to smoke some ribs it went on and off then I started it again all good was letting it warm up for tonights and 30 minutes later it was off and ice cold. WTF
    It was to late to call masterbuilt so I'll be doing that in the am. I had plans to do a brisket on Saturday o guest that's out. It been out side it's whole life. On a porch could the rain messed up the control panel we had so hellacious wind and it blew the cover to god knows where.
  2. jmikeh

    jmikeh Newbie

    What model number is your MES 40? Mine is the 20070710 and it's been acting a little funny as of late. Turns on and beeps but I can't shut it off. Have to unplug it. After a few tries it finally works. Mine is outside as well and has been for years. It is covered so the weather cannot affect it. Well except for the cold and heat. I would be interested to hear anyone else chime in on this. Happy Smoking!
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016
  3. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Moisture and electronics do not play well together. Maybe set it in the sun for a few hours to dry it out. But by all means call the company. 
  4. Had that happen to mine also,was the heater element had a short to ground,didnt trip the gfi circuit it was on though,replaced element and all is good again
  5. zzrguy

    zzrguy Smoke Blower

    Well I unplugged it to see if the control panel was wet it wasnt showing sign of water getting into it so I plugged it back in and BAZINGA IT ALIVE ALIIIVVVEEE. GO FIGURE.
    Still going to call on Monday they where close for good Friday .
  6. zzrguy

    zzrguy Smoke Blower

    Sorry for the late follow up the control board was bad I bought two of these units on Black Friday and less then a month later The other units control went bad.
    Masterbuilt is A1 on service they shipped out the units and I got them in three days. No question just "ok we'll send it out."

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