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Offline Toker

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Auber PID problem
« on: January 27, 2013, 02:05:12 pm »
Hi, today when i tried smoking a butt using my PID, i had a strange problem. Could someone try explaining the situation to me please.

When i start preheating the smoker at 250 as usual, the PID turned off by itself, i mean all the lights of the display turned off and the smoker shut down without any buzzer. I had to manually turn off the red button and turn it back on. It happend 3 times. What could cause this situation? Never had this issue before.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 02:09:03 pm by Toker »

Offline GusRobin

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 03:00:54 pm »
Normally I would say the high temp tripped but usually you get a ----- or something , it doesn't just shut down. Unless someone else has an answer I would give them a call (or you can email Suyi, he usually responds pretty quick.)
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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 07:29:58 pm »
not sure but maybe a  sensor ( thermocouple ) problem or bad connection is what im thinking

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 07:34:29 pm »
Somebody had the same problem awhile back and it turned out to be the lighted power switch in there case. They pop out real easy maybe check the wires on the back or rock it back and forth to see if it feels right.

Offline Toker

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 11:11:58 pm »
Things got worst guys. Now it does not turn on at all. I mean, i let it rest a bit without opening it and now, it does not turn on anymore.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 11:17:29 pm by Toker »

Offline rexster

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 06:57:25 am »
Yah. Sounds like a bad switch.
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Offline Toker

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 11:33:50 am »
I contacted them and before sending it back, they want me to check the fuse. Somebody knows where it is, how does it look like. The amp etc...Never did anything such before.

Offline GusRobin

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 11:52:09 am »
There is a round knob on the back that is marked "fuse". Turn it and it should pop out. It has a fuse in there.

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 11:56:22 am »
Yes toker thats where the fuse is, but the way you said it was kind of working before it died all together makes me wonder if it is more than the fuse giving you problems.

Offline Toker

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 12:01:30 pm »
Anyway, i dont have this round button my model is 1202. They said pry open the fuse box toward the on/of switch. Red button.

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 12:28:06 pm »
Not sure if this will help you but here goes. This is from my old PID


Offline Toker

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 12:29:28 pm »
Yes Devo thx that is what Auber made me check but that is not the problem cause it is still good.

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 12:44:36 pm »
Ya I thought so. Just by the way you described your problem. I am thinking its a  thermocouple problem myself but with electronics who knows. Best to get Suyi or what ever his name is to help. Sorry but him and I don't get along so I wish you best of luck with him.

Offline Toker

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Re: Auber PID problem
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 01:02:05 am »
I think i found the problem, toward the on/off swtich connector inside the PID, there is a black spot. Could this spot indicate that it is fried? On my old PID i have no black spot at this place.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 01:09:02 am by Toker »

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Auber PID problem
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 03:26:29 pm »
I know this thread is a bit dated, but I had a similar problem a few monts after getting mine.  It just fried out.  Suyi replaced it and said the switch he used on my model could over heat so if I was turning it on and off to unplug instead.  Usually the only time I do this is after a preheat. 

He fixed my PID right up, but I had to spend $10 to ship it.
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