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New MES 40 Temp Issue

jsk53

Smoke Blower
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Joined Apr 7, 2013
Hi,

A couple months ago I bought a new MES40 because I really liked my old MES30, but wanted a bigger unit. I've used it twice since "seasoning" it and for the most part it has been great.

Making a batch of summer sausage this weekend, I noticed a couple things that didn't occur last time I used it. First, the internal temp of the smoker is about 15 degrees cooler than the thermostat in the unit says its at.  The first couple times I used it the built in thermostat was about 5 degrees cooler than the actual temp in the box. Second, I found there were really big temp swings going on. For example, if I set the temperature to say 140 degrees the heating unit/thermostat  will let the internal temp drop 5 to 10 degrees before the heating element kicks in. Then, it jumps up to 10 degrees or more above the setting.  My old MES30 would kick on the heating element if the internal box temp dropped a degree or two below the setting and just stay on briefly to keep a pretty constant temperature in the smoker.

I'm not sure if I have a problem with the thermostat or if there is a sensor probe problem.  Any ideas? 

Thanks,

Jeff
 

marctrees

Smoking Fanatic
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Joined Oct 1, 2016
So, the 30 you used,  was it "analog" OR "digital" ??

And , the 40 has not been (as far as I know, could be mistaken, at least not currently, the only analog is 30)) available in Analog, so I assume your 40 at least,  is "Digital" ?

Answer this fully, and we'll go from there.     Marc
 
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