Don't regret your purcase. My smokett is still working after 9+ years. The issue with the sm066
Will be marked up to 3% of everything is defective. That number is an industry standard.
What makes a differnce is how the company handles the problem. Cookshack has always had the reputation in doing whats right for the end user.
Read other forms you will see other people with other brands of smokers are not so lucky