Author Topic: Heating Element Went Out  (Read 1267 times)

Offline LanduytG

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Heating Element Went Out
« on: December 07, 2013, 07:14:28 am »
Was having issues with maintaining temps the other day. Then it would not get over 100 deg. Did some checking and the element is bad. The smoker is only 6 months old. Bradley is sending me another element. I had another element here because I was going to do the 2 element mod. Do these elements go out very often? I hope it was just a fluke.

Greg

Offline Saber 4

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Re: Heating Element Went Out
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 07:27:43 am »
I think it's probably luck of the draw, some here have had the same element for years and others have had problems with theirs.

Offline TedEbear

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Re: Heating Element Went Out
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 08:12:52 am »
If you have a multimeter check the resistance across the element with one or both wires disconnected from it.  A working element should read around 27-32 ohms.  Sometimes a loose plug or wire somewhere is misdiagnosed as a bad element.

Offline LanduytG

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Re: Heating Element Went Out
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 09:47:33 am »
Check the element and its defiantly bad 6.3 meg ohms.