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replacing elements

fendrbluz

Meat Mopper
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Was trying to smoke some ribs sunday and my bradley wouldnt get over 210 for like 2hrs then it shot up to 250 then back down to 200 ended up having to finish off in the oven anybody ever see this maybe I need a new element?
 

chucksmeats

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Did you change your vent at all?  I've found that if I close the vent, the temperature will not rise as much as when it's left open.
 

fendrbluz

Meat Mopper
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Joined Feb 16, 2014
Thanks for the reply I called customer support and they said to take a wire brush and clean the thermostat seems to have worked so far thanks again
 

lumpy

Newbie
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I have owned Bradleys for years. I upgraded my 6 rack to a 2 element heating system. Worked great after that.
 

lovelife

Smoke Blower
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Joined Jan 4, 2016
I have owned Bradleys for years. I upgraded my 6 rack to a 2 element heating system. Worked great after that.
May I ask how you upgraded your Bradley to a 2 element heating system? Thanks in advance.
 

lumpy

Newbie
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Joined Mar 25, 2019
If you get on the Bradley forum there are plenty of threads as to how to improve these smokers.
The brackets that hold the elements have enough room to add a 2nd unit. If you have a bit of electrical knowledge, hooking it up is simple.
I have since moved up to a Traeger as I found the Bradley electronics very finicky for Ontario weather.

Good luck.

Lumpy
 

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