In most cases when the AmeriQue goes into hold early it is caused from a meat probe jack issue. If the jack has corrosion or moisture it will think there is a probe plugged in. The control is programed to read hi in case of a probe malfunction which causes it to go to hold. I would check your probe connection at the board and where the wires are soldered to the jack to make sure they are clean and dry. If it gives you anymore issues give Cookshack a call.