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Problem with LEM dehydrator

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by atcnick, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    My wife got me a 6 tray LEM dehydrator from Academy sports.  I loaded it up tonight with beef for jerky.  Everything was running fine then after about 30 minutes it started running ruff and now its making some noise but the fan is not spinning.  Anyone ever have this problem? 

    I've never owned a dehydrator but Im pretty sure its not suppose to do this.  Any suggestions?  Advice?
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't know that model, but the Fan has got to spin, so get that meat either in the fridge or in the oven on super low temp with the door propped open a bit.  Did anything get caught in the fan mechanism?  Some food fall through or something?
  3. shamong9

    shamong9 Fire Starter

    Check the fan to see if something is block the blades from spinning. You may need to move the blade on the shaft, up or down. Good Luck.
  4. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    I just packed it up and Im  taking it to exchange today.