- Joined Mar 21, 2010
My MES40 Gen 1 finally gave up after many years of use. I Purchased the Auber WS-1510ELPM and installed per tallbm's detailed instructions. when I pulled the plate off the element compartment the terminals just fell apart when I touched them. Hmmm, maybe i should just put new terminals on that I purchased? Nope, I dug in and did the rewire and fired it up. I even flipped the element over and tore the chip tray out as I only use a pellet tray or tube in it anyway. I set it at 200 degrees and watched it climb quickly until it got closer to set-point then the rate of gain slowed until it hit 200 AND STAYED THERE! I would occasionally see a 199 or a 201 on the display but that is it over a 3 hr test run. The big test was Christmas eve when I preheated it at 230 degrees and loaded 2 rib roasts in it. once it got back up to 230 it never fluctuated one degree one way or the other, and believe me I kept an eye on it like a kid watching for Santa Clause. I am very impressed with the tight control it has on the unit and thank you tallbm for the simple instructions for the conversion.