new 40 doesn't work

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by petek, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. petek

    petek Newbie

    New 40 MES yesterday at sams, last one. Got it for $298. Put her together and went to fire it up. Guess what NO HEAT. needless to say, put a very bad taste in my mouth (pun intended) sams has display model for $50 off  have more coming but don't know when. What to do what to do. REALLY want an Amerique but can't (read wife) justify. Suggestions please.  
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Does any of it work??? Display etc...

  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It was 2 deg last night. Got my stuff prepared to smoke. Fired up the MES 30 and ########  No Heat.

    I forgot to set the timer..... No heat...... Hope that is your problem
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Go buy what you want and deal with the short term fury LOL - Been thru more of those than you can imagine! But I have my toys and she enjoys them too
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What was the outside Temp when you tried to fire it up...  I have seen where sometimes if it is too cold out you may need to place hot water in the water pan to get the inside temp up before it will fire up...
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Better to ask for forgiveness than permission!

    It's gotta be a simple fix

  7. petek

    petek Newbie

    Thanks Dave, I'm an idiot if all else fails read instructions. Now, wet or dry chips? Will prolly try ribs or chuckies first. Would rather not foil, don't know. Water pan full or no? So many questions so little rum. (okay got plenty O rum and beer and whiskey and vodka etc etc   
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dry Chips

    Full Water Pan

  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ribs = 3-2-1 and yes foilI finish mine on the grill rather than the last hour in the smoker.No to wet chipsI don't use water in the pan, but there's a good debate either way. If you foil, you add moisture anyway. You still need a water pan as a heat deflector.Good Luck!Todd
  10. petek

    petek Newbie

    Beer-b-Q mmmmmmm bacardi coke. T Johnson thanks i work road const. out of  Belle Plaine live closer to mankato just have to experiment.
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Scotch on the rocks here! Good luck on that first smoke & don't forget the Qview.
  12. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Rum and coke.. congrats on the smoker can't wait to see some Qview

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