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Ken

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2023, 10:45:09 AM »
Thanks.  It was a journey.  Four months is a long time but I have an outdoor smoker.  Nasty weather, frustration and sometimes a bit lazy added to the time frame.

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2023, 10:55:20 PM »
Three steps forward and one step back.  This was a 4.5-hour smoke.  The screenshots show the first and last two hours.  I thought this thing was fixed but I still have issues. The three perfect 2-hour tests gave me confidence.  At least I made it through the cook.  More work to do. 

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2023, 11:52:54 PM »
Sorry to see you are still having a problem.  Since I don't use wifi or the phone, I can't help with what the screen is showing.  But it looks like things were going well: steady climb and stable. So what went wrong in the middle? Is it possible that at some point you hit a stall and maybe the temps dropped?  What were you smoking?
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2023, 12:19:04 AM »
The screen shot should look like the shot that I posted on 4-27.

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2023, 08:56:25 PM »
Please compare what you are getting with the screen shots at the link.   Busy looking for more info for you.
https://www.smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=8639.msg74276#msg74276
https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=702
« Last Edit: May 01, 2023, 09:59:13 PM by old sarge »
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2023, 11:34:37 PM »
The screenshot on the link is much like some that I have seen.  My 4-27 screenshot is the way it should look.  Nice and even.  I'm certain that my problem is with the connectors to the aluminum wiring between the controller and relay.  I'm going to revisit all of them tomorrow.   

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2023, 12:41:22 AM »
Is it time to just rewire it all with copper?
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2023, 01:08:48 PM »
Maybe

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2023, 11:14:55 PM »
After giving it a break to settle the frustration, I turned it on today just to see what happened.  Nothing surprises me anymore.  Iíll just have to open it up and start over.

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2023, 02:44:06 PM »
The controller screen seems to have healed itself.  Back to checking all the connections again. 

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2023, 08:12:22 PM »
I do hope you get this all figured out.
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2023, 12:34:23 AM »
Me too.  I checked connections today and another of the originals that seemed solid just fell apart.  I think this may be the only one left that I havenít replaced.  Maybe they werenít crimped tight enough originally.  Anyway I had a clean two hour test run today.  Smoked chicken tomorrow will tell the truth.

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2023, 01:22:03 AM »
Fingers crossed!
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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2023, 01:42:06 PM »
At this point I'm going to call it good and keep smokin.  The glitzes in the power output doesn't seem to affect the temperature enough to make any difference.  Replacing some connectors and crimping the existing ones seems to have made the most difference.  I didn't replace any wires so who knows if that would achieve perfection or not. 

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Re: Controller Problems
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2023, 07:10:36 PM »
SMOKE ON FRIEND!
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