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Hi all, I am a new member and just got my Smokette 009 yesterday! I am in the process of seasoning it today and it is taking forever to get up to heat and actually generate smoke. I am using some cheap fatty port (about 2 pounds) in addtion to two smaller wood chunks.

It has been 2 hours and no smoke and the interior of the unit is just kind of warm not hot. It is set to 200. Thanks!
 
Posts: 2 | Location: St. Augustine Florida | Registered: July 30, 2005Report This Post
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Try this and then call customer service.

They don't monitor the forum.

Extension cords ,could be a problem.

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Posts: 9948 | Location: Satellite BeachFL,USA | Registered: March 02, 2001Report This Post
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Pool Girl:

Here's something to try from another new user. When I started to season mine and got no smoke I realized that I didn't have the smoke box all the way against the back wall. Have you taken it out to see if the wood is burning or charring? Maybe this is your problem. If so, it's an easy fix.

Good luck.

Fred
 
Posts: 69 | Location: Pasadena, California | Registered: July 23, 2005Report This Post
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The smoke box will be HOT, so you can use the little black bar with the lip on the end to pull it out and look.

Check over the "lessons for new users" thread Tom posted.

Welcome to the forum, you'll get all the answers you need here.

Smokin'
 
Posts: 14505 | Location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA | Registered: January 25, 2001Report This Post
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what little black bar with the lip are you talking about? I have tried looking at New Users and get a site that doesn't look like it is right.It comes up Loubat Food service equipment
 
Posts: 677 | Location: Oklahoma City OK/FL | Registered: May 03, 2003Report This Post
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KathyE,

If you have a Smokette you don't have the "black bar with the lip on the end", that comes only with Series 50 smokers because the woodbox is a little different. It's used to remove the wood box. You will need to wait until your wood box is cooled down, or use heavy duty mitts to protect your hands.

The troubleshooting information you are getting is correct. Could be an extension cord, could be that the wood box is not all the way back, could be a faulty electrical connection -- or it could be the smoker itself. Try plugging it directly in to a wall outlet with no extension cord (if you are using one now), make sure the wood box is seated properly, and make sure it is plugged into an outlet that you know works. If that doesn't fix it, call 1-800-423-0698 after 8am Central time tomorrow and ask for Tony. He will take care of this for you.

Donna
 
Posts: 817 | Location: Norman, OK | Registered: February 04, 2004Report This Post
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See, I don't have a smokette any more so I'm not up to speed on the latest. Sorry for the bad info.

Kathy, Not sure why Tom posted that link but it's the first link at the top of the "open" forum.

Russ
 
Posts: 14505 | Location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA | Registered: January 25, 2001Report This Post
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that's okay.I did notice that on the wood box the two ends are made different.One end has the box part shorter than the lid so it kind of fits back beyond the heat coli.I am not describing that well but it would have to do with the "seating" as Donna mentioned.They might try reversing the wood box so it touches the wall
 
Posts: 677 | Location: Oklahoma City OK/FL | Registered: May 03, 2003Report This Post
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Sorry about that bad site above.

I was helping a new pellethead find commercial ,cordless electric knives. Red Face
 
Posts: 9948 | Location: Satellite BeachFL,USA | Registered: March 02, 2001Report This Post
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Thaks all for your help and feedback. Turns out that my outdoor electrical outlets are on the same GFI circuit as my garage outlets. The GFI outlet was faulty and had tripped. I feel pretty foolish for not figuring this out before I posted to this forum. Thanks again!
 
Posts: 2 | Location: St. Augustine Florida | Registered: July 30, 2005Report This Post
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Fastest way to check your outlets is to use a nite-light, or one of those 3-prong outlet testers.

dan
 
Posts: 305 | Location: Maryland Eastern Shore | Registered: March 14, 2005Report This Post
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The dreaded GFI strikes again. I lost a fridge full of meat because the GFI in my garage tripped and I didn't know til it was too late - everything thawed.
Now I do what Baltimore said and leave a nite lite plugged into the same outlet as the fridge.
 
Posts: 85 | Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida | Registered: July 18, 2004Report This Post
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