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Hi paul888,

Gsxr1k hasn't logged in since the date of his complained. If you take a look at his second post, it appears he resolve the flashing "E". He inserted the bisquette tube too far into the generator, which interfered with the shuttle.
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: Feeder unit runs when powered off
« Last post by paul888 on December 05, 2018, 07:12:57 pm »
Update: I cleaned the micro switch but no luck.  With it plugged in and powered on (both oven and feeder), it clicks like a solenoid or something is triggering.  I can press the wood button and it will feed, but acts very erratically.  If left alone it feeds randomly and the solenoid sound comes and goes.  The end of the feeder does get hot and the oven element gets hot so those parts appear to be functioning.  Occasionally the "E" error appears on the screen but then clears automatically.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Bradley DBS Second Element Install
« Last post by berkley on December 05, 2018, 06:29:59 pm »
Can anyone tell me if the temperature sensor is a thermocouple or a RTD?
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Accessories / Re: Bubba Puck hunting
« Last post by TedEbear on December 05, 2018, 05:29:34 pm »
Do you know where there is something similar other than those light weight ones that look like a donut?  Our Bubba Pucks worked so much better.

eBay has a set of 3 that don't look like the donut for $11.10.

BRADLEY SMOKER BISQUETTE WOOD SAVER PUCKS (3 pack)
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Is the feeder moving at all or just the flashing "E" and sound?  A unit I have been trying to fix had the "E" error and the arm was not moving, nothing was happening.  I had to take the unit apart and manually move the feeder arm.  Once I did that, and plugged it in, the arm rotated until it hit the micro switch, then shut off again.  In my case, the unit was in a flood so there were much worse problems :(  I just made a post about it hoping someone might be able to help.  Just adding to the conversation in case it might help you find the issue.  I found that I had to disconnect the micro switch connector and then plug it back in to get it to work.
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Feeder unit runs when powered off
« Last post by paul888 on December 05, 2018, 05:07:11 pm »
Hi Guys,
My brother inherited a BTDS108P from his father in law.  This unit was in a flood and I have spent 12 hours so far disassembling, cleaning, testing and replacing resistors on the control panel board and board that is under the motor/feeder arm.  Since I have a background in electronics and work with computers, I was fortunate enough to be tasked with trying to bring this thing back to life :)

The original issue was an "E" error.  As soon as the feeder was plugged in, it would rotate the arm until it pressed the micro switch and then stop.  If you would manually move the arm past the switch, unplug and then plug back in, it would move again until it hit the switch and stop.  I took the unit apart having seen a video on youtube and after searching google to see disassembly instructions and other information.  Once I had the unit open, I saw that there were a bunch of resistors that had one leg rusted and some that were even deteriorated to the point of not making contact.  I ordered replacement resistors of the correct values and wattages.  The oven side of the unit would work, but not the feeder side (nothing at all when pressing the on/off switch on that side).

After replacing all of the damaged resistors, I reassembled everything.  The smoker on/off works now and all buttons respond.  The wood button advances the bisquettes and everything seems fine until... you turn the unit OFF!  At that point, it just runs and runs trying to advance bisquettes until you unplug it.  There is nothing on the screen during this time.

Does anyone have any ideas here?  I checked continuity and function of the micro switch with a digital multimeter and it seems fine.  Thanks for any posts!
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Accessories / Re: Bisquette savers
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on December 05, 2018, 01:01:07 pm »
The link was in my previous post. Click on the link below.

Bisquette Savers

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Accessories / Re: Bisquette savers
« Last post by rnmac on December 05, 2018, 12:56:32 pm »
I got my aluminum rings from home depot. I see amazon also has them.
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Accessories / Bubba Puck hunting
« Last post by LindaCC on December 05, 2018, 10:39:03 am »
Harbanero,  haven't posted for a very long time. Bought the new Bradley recently, giving my digital to my son. Now trying to find another set of Bubba Pucks. No where to be found. Chezbubba.com is gone.  Do you know where there is something similar other than those light weight ones that look like a donut?  Our Bubba Pucks worked so much better.
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General Discussions / Re: What Ever Happened To classicrockgriller ?
« Last post by TMB on December 05, 2018, 06:16:20 am »
A couple other I miss is NepaSmoker and Tenpoint ? Wish they would come back.
I talk to them a little bit as well, tenpoint has been very busy with work and Nepa has back off all forums for awhile he tells me but both are doing good
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