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Ken

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Controller Problems
« on: January 21, 2023, 01:01:55 PM »
I have a Model 2Wi-Fi.  I recently started seeing wild swings in power and uneven internal temperatures.  Steve sent me a new air temperature probe but that didn't fix the problem.  The settings on the controller seem to be correct. Does anyone have any ideas?   
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2023, 02:26:23 PM »
What are you identifying as the problem here?  The image seems to show the box temperature to be relatively stable.  The power output is supposed to vary so that you don't get wild temperature swings.  It's possible that some PID tuning would make the box temp variance even smaller, but it doesn't look bad to me.
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2023, 02:51:01 PM »
Here is a better image.

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2023, 02:55:41 PM »
The first time this happened was during a smoked salmon cook.  The smoker was set at 160 and the IT wanted was 140.  The IT on the fish dropped from 135 to 125 during the cook. 

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2023, 04:34:34 PM »
I would visit the instructions for the controller OR visit the Auber site for instructions and trouble shooting. As Larry mentioned, maybe a tune-up would work.  The Auber site has quite a bit of info to help in these situations.
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2023, 04:53:37 PM »
Steve helped me check the settings and the screen shot that I posted shows they are correct.  I'll check the Auber site. 

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2023, 11:39:47 PM »
Safe to assume that no extension cords are involved?  Have you tried an outlet on a different circuit?
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 12:55:27 AM »
Good idea.  Iíll try that tomorrow.

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 01:49:06 PM »
I tried a different receptacle today to see if that was the problem.  Everything went well until I got to the one-hour mark. 

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2023, 11:27:12 PM »
Bummer.  I know it's kind of grasping, but did Steve walk you through a factory reset? 
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2023, 11:28:16 AM »
Since Iíve replaced the probe, Auber is recommending a new control panel. 

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2023, 08:28:25 PM »
Ugh...  if/when my 3DW controller fails I'll just see if Steve will sell me the parts and knowledge to turn it into a #3.  I really dislike the auber, anyway.
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2023, 11:57:33 AM »
The control panel is not a replaceable part.  I had to buy a complete controller.  Hopefully that takes care of things. 

This was a used smoker so it's not under warrantee.  Buyer beware.  It was a Gen 2 model and only one month old, but the price was great.  The people bought a product out of their comfort range.  I was hoping that the new model would be free of problems but not so.  It worked perfectly for almost a year.  Coming from a Model 1, I was very happy with the digital performance and extra size, once I got used to it. The model 1 works great too. I donated it to one of my sons in laws and he's happy.

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2023, 10:07:42 PM »
Hoping the new controller solves  the problem.
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2023, 11:24:12 PM »
Me too!