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Offline St florians smoke

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inside heater element intermittent
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:08:29 PM »
Hi,  I have a standard Bradley digital smoker. I've owned it for about 4 years.  The thing I've just discovered is the inside heat element would heat for a while and then turn off.  First off, No Error codes and all wires were plugged in.  I notice after checking the food I was smoking, that temperature of box kept dropping.  The Heat element stopped working.  I first thought that the element just burned out?  But then I thought that maybe it was something else?  I got out my multi-meter.  I Un-plugged the smoker, then I un-plugged the wire that plugs in to the box. Then plugged my multi-meter in to the end of the plug that goes in to food box. Then I plugged the in power.  I had no power, reading (0) Volts.  I wiggled the wire thats plugged in to smoker, and the meter went from 120 to 0 and back to 120 volts depending on the wire plugs position in the smoker unit.  I determined that power out outlet needed some adjustment internally.  I un-plugged everything, took a small jewelers screw driver and bent the internal brass plates in which makes the power connection on the cord. I plugged everything in and the heating element worked like it was brand new.   

Offline Olev

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Re: inside heater element intermittent
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 09:07:40 AM »
Glad you figured it out! Just for future reference these cords are same as your desktop computers have,
so any computer store will have them available.
Happy Smoking!

Offline Edward176

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Re: inside heater element intermittent
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 09:45:07 AM »
Glad to hear you resolved your heating issue St florians smoke. I see that this was your FIRST post, so let me be the first to welcome you to the forum and wish you many many successful smokes in the future :) 
« Last Edit: June 08, 2018, 11:28:15 AM by Edward176 »

Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: inside heater element intermittent
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 01:11:32 PM »
Hi St florians smoke;

Welcome to the forum.

Thanks for posting, this may help someone in the future.