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Having a problem? Look Here First, or Post Your Question! / Re: Holes in drip pan
« Last post by old sarge on August 12, 2022, 09:24:10 PM »
I hadn't thought about that.
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Having a problem? Look Here First, or Post Your Question! / Re: Holes in drip pan
« Last post by barrytm on August 12, 2022, 09:18:41 PM »
My guess is galvanic corrosion.  Aluminum can cause corrision when in contact with Stainless steel and a liquid.    I bought a used Masterbuilt Smoker that came with a Stainless water tray, and it had a number of pinholes in it.    My unsupported guess is that moisture got between the stainless and the aluminum, and over time caused the pinholes, though I would have thought it would have caused pinholes in the Alumimum . Like the first time i put aluminum foil on a pan of lasagna - and went to take off the foil the next day and wondered why the foil looked like swiss cheese.   If there is no moisture between the aluminum foil and the pan, there should not be any corrosion issue.
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Not the OP, but I just got a new S2,  after lurking on this forum for a while, and it tripped the GFCI within a few minutes of turning on.  I thought it could be moisture in the element, so I plugged it into a Non GFCI outlet and ran it for a few hours.  Then tried it in the GFCI and it tripped right away.    I took it apart and using a VOM,  got a reading of 18 ohms from one lead of the element to the other, which sounds right, but when I ran a check from one lead of the element to the ground of the box, the reading was around 6,000 ohms.  ( that is with wires removed from the heating element).  Steve suggested I try removing the ground wire and cleaning off where it is attached to the body, then reattaching it.   Still tripped.  He sent a new element, which arrived in no time.   I checked it got 18 ohms from one lead to the other,  but infinity from either lead to the metal bracket towards the rear of the element.   Installed it,  ran it for an hour just to test, and it never tripped the GFCI, so I think the problem is solved for me.
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Sunny Seattle!
« Last post by old sarge on August 11, 2022, 07:18:39 PM »
Good to know Steve has you covered.
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Sunny Seattle!
« Last post by Nicholas on August 11, 2022, 02:30:31 PM »
Hi Old Sarge. I’ve read so many of your posts here that I feel like we’re old friends LOL.
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Sunny Seattle!
« Last post by old sarge on August 11, 2022, 12:01:40 AM »
Welcome Nicholas from AZ. Cannot help on the cover question.
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Sunny Seattle!
« Last post by Nicholas on August 10, 2022, 11:53:01 PM »
Good to meet you all. Steve’s sending out a replacement unit…excellent customer service. 

Question re: my cover for my 2D and Norman cart/cabinet. The cover doesn’t cover the bottom plate of the Norman cart which is a good bit wider than the cabinet unit or smoker.  Circumference of the base of the Norman is about 88” and the circumference of the cover is only 84”.  Just sent Steve the info.
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Sunny Seattle!
« Last post by LarryD on August 10, 2022, 08:18:23 PM »
Bummer :(   There has to be a shorted wire *somewhere*.  I suppose it could also be a defective element.  If you were dealing with an older unit I'd suggest disconnecting the element to see if it still trips the GFCI, but since it's new you really shouldn't need to do all of that.  I'm sure Steve will take care of you.
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