I took the Amerique out of the garage this morning to give it it's first seasoning as I just purchased it a couple of months ago. Turned the unit on, heard a couple seconds of a clicking noise. Followed the directions to a T and threw in 6 ounces of hickory, set the time to 8 hrs and the temp to 200 degrees and pushed the start button. Seemed to be running fine. Ran to Dunkin Donuts and was home within 30 minutes. The display was not on but the outlet it was plugged into WAS working as I have a mini freezer plugged into it as well and it was still running. Checked the manual and it said that the screen should display "time, temp, and no probe". So # 1. Is the clicking noise normal? # 2. I'm assuming the unit shut itself down for some reason as the screen was not displayed. Am I correct in assuming this? No big deal as I can wait until Monday to contact CS and have no big plans on cooking but any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Mike.