My controller box on top of the smoker went d.e.d. dead. It gave me trouble about three or four times but I "dried" it out with a hair drier. Then it worked. I wasn't comfortable with it but it was just part of the process. It didn't want to work last time so I brought the controller inside. The next day it worked. So I bought the new one and I anticipate no problems. But I decided to leave it inside and take it out to the smoker to plug it in as I need it. I'm tired of made in China crap. I didn't contact the company as I have heard they can be a pain. I've worked 23 years in corrections and have little of my youthful patience left. And yes, I lost my give-a-&^$*YRHBSCJN. Any one else with a similar problem on their smoker? Be Well, RustyZipper.