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Offline TedEbear

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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 07:11:32 PM »
Here is what I discovered in a rare moment of clarity-quick fix and I anticipate no more issues-Shame on you Bradley

What did you discover?  I don't see a pic or anything.


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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 07:20:26 PM »
I solved a 3 year mystery on my 4 rack digital.
Intermittent E-codes drove me crazy and had me shimming the control arm-micro switch interface.
Here is what I discovered in a rare moment of clarity-quick fix and I anticipate no more issues-Shame on you Bradley

I'm holding my breath for this.......

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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 07:21:08 PM »
....please hurry!!

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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2015, 07:47:50 PM »
 Battery died on my camera- Will post soon as it is charged.

« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 04:17:58 PM by murmur »

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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 08:24:34 PM »
I have never had a puck feed problem, the one I have had was the puck burner connector, this also could be the same problem. Next time it happens I will check the alignment of the connector. :D
 
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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2015, 05:50:20 AM »
So you are saying that it is in the white connector just seen in the bottom of these pics or the wires that they are plugged into. Sorry don't have a better pic of that.




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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2015, 08:27:31 AM »
The issue is inside the white wire connector.

« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 04:19:06 PM by murmur »

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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2015, 10:34:14 AM »
I have never had a puck feed problem, the one I have had was the puck burner connector, this also could be the same problem. Next time it happens I will check the alignment of the connector. :D
Notice the travel on the pipe.


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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2015, 02:47:33 PM »
Interesting theory but I don't think I am buying it. At least not in my situation. When they sent me a new micro switch it was the wrong one and it came with a third wire in the harness and plug so I soldered on the old harness and it has worked fine up until a couple of smokes ago where again it began to intermittently stop feeding pucks. However when I took my old microswitch apart there was just nothing to see that could have been faulty so I am not sure why the new one worked better.

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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2015, 05:16:25 PM »
Here is a though, we are dealing with a sticky smoke that will stick to any thing, could it be that this is causing the problems with the micro switches and the connectors it is acidic could cause corrosion on parts. Just a though.


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Re: Intermittent Puck Feed Problems
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2015, 06:31:28 AM »
Here is a though, we are dealing with a sticky smoke that will stick to any thing, could it be that this is causing the problems with the micro switches and the connectors it is acidic could cause corrosion on parts. Just a though.

My smoker was almost new when my switch crapped out. My problems now may be related to the cold as both times it was well below zero and it seamed to stop working properly when the dummy pucks hit the feeder so I won't blame the smoker until I try it on a warmer day.