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Offline leftcoast smoker

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maverick ET-73 probe error
« on: January 24, 2010, 09:56:09 PM »
Funny Story, (wasn't at the time)
 just last week I replaced my old single probe wireless maverick with a new dual probe, so I got busy today making up some snack sticks and was sitting on the couch watching the tube with the receiver sitting on the coffee table and I happened to glance over and the tower temp was at 350*, so I leap to my feet thinking holy S@$t my DBS was ablaze cause I know just a minute or two ago it was sitting nicely at 165, as I jump up I scare the daylights out of the chocolate Lab laying at my feet and we both end up in a pile on the floor, now the wife is laughing her head off as I'm trying to pick myself up off the floor to run outside and putout the fire, finally I get out there everthing looks normal I feel the cabinet feels good so cautiously open the door and what do I see, 10lbs of awesome looking pepperoni, turns out the tower probe went south, as a matter of fact its laying on my kitchen counter right now stone cold and reading 250* so I'm thinking I'll just hook up the single and let it hang to read the tower temp, once I started looking the probe ends and realized they are all the same I took the meat probe from the single and plugged it into the tower side of the dual and it reads perfectly, so I guess tomorrow I'll be heading back to the store for a replacement unit. looking back now I can laugh but boy I didn't think it was too funny at the time.

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Re: maverick ET-73 probe error
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 10:02:11 PM »
Wish you would have gotten a video of that! ROFL

Was a pretty good description though.

Still Rofl.

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Re: maverick ET-73 probe error
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 12:38:13 AM »
nope she's alright, typical lab though always takes things to heart, she steered clear of me for an hour or so.

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Re: maverick ET-73 probe error
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 04:18:26 AM »
Yea those probes are a pain. I'm not sure if you washed them, but that's usually what happens if they get wet.
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Re: maverick ET-73 probe error
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 12:02:47 PM »
yes they do all I ever do is wipe them down if there is something stuck on them I'll hit it with a little scotch brite pad, but I have never submerged them, although it did seem to get quite a build up of moisture this time inside the cabinet during the drying, vent was wide open but the dbs was stuffed with 10lbs of sticks hanging in there maybe a little overloaded? a little extra moisture, maybe caused the probe to crap out? oh well got another new one now seems to work fine.

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Re: maverick ET-73 probe error
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 01:29:16 PM »
I started wiping mine down right after I use them with an achol based anti-bacterial wipe.

The alcohol evaps quick and haven't had any problem yet.

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Re: maverick ET-73 probe error
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 02:22:19 PM »
Funny story lefty, well now it is anyway.

I wipe my probes down like CRG after each smoke then lay the probe flat so the wire is hanging down ready for next time.