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Al Fassler

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Hi from Idaho
« on: July 26, 2022, 10:00:53 AM »
New to the forum and excited to be here. Ordered the # 2 and just got it yesterday . Had a problem with the smoker tripping GFI talked with Steve and got fantastic customer service thank you !  I have been smoking meat for over 40 years from charcoal to wood to cheap electric. I'm looking forward to smoking sum trout and ribs !

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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2022, 12:32:21 PM »
Welcome to the forum. You'll be pleased how much nicer it is to use the smokin-it over cheap electrics.
Dave
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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2022, 01:00:01 PM »
Welcome from Delaware -- you have found the right place!   I have had a lot of great smokes with my #2, and I am sure you will too!  Cheers
Steve from Delaware
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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2022, 02:42:32 PM »
Welcome from central Texas! The #2 is a great choice and this forum has the best people!
Clay from Taylor, TX
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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2022, 09:57:19 PM »
Welcome Al from SE Arizona.
David from Arizona
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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2022, 07:16:19 PM »
Welcome to the family, Al! 
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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2022, 08:09:48 PM »
Regarding the tripping GFCI.  One issue could be if it is a ganged gfci rather than a stand alone.  Don't know why but stand alone 20 amp (separate circuit) rather than servicing several outlets seems to be more reliable. Just a thought.
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Al Fassler

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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2022, 12:54:40 PM »
Thanks for the info I took my tester and found I had a bleed to ground in the heating element Steve has the unit in the mail

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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2022, 02:28:23 PM »
Welcome Al from SW Missouri. I’m sure you will have many years of great smokes from your new #2.
Paul from Southwest Missouri
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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2022, 09:44:08 AM »
Hi AL from the greater Cincinnati area. Ah, to be in Idaho again.  Love it up there. This is a great group to be in and you are going to love your smoker when all is settled.  Let us know how it goes. 👍
Tony too!
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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2022, 06:46:07 PM »
Hi Al -- good to meet you!  I just got a 2D-WiFi and I'm having GFCI issues as well.  Tripped a couple of different GFCI circuits.  Can you please describe the process you used with your tester to diagnose that you had a bleed to ground?  I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to electric work so simpler is better.  :)
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Al Fassler

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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2022, 08:23:43 PM »
Hi sorry I haven't been on in a while
There should be ZERO resistance to the ground measured from the ground lug on the cord to either of the other two prongs of the cord if you get a reading there is a leak. Next  back off the back of the unit, checked the ground wire and removed the power wires from the thermostat control and clamped them together bypassing the controller then do the check again this takes the controller out of the loop if there is still a leak it's the heating element. For the resistance on the element, checked on the two prongs (120v X 120v= 14400/800 watt element) did you get 18 ohms ? I hope this helps you take care Al

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Re: Hi from Idaho
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2022, 11:19:05 PM »
Thanks for posting your procedure.  I am sure some will find it useful.
David from Arizona
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Weber Kettle
Ducane Meridian 42 inch Grill
LEM MaxVac 1088A
LEM Big Bite #8 Grinder
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