I'm trying to replace the heating element on my small (SM025?) smoker. I watched the on line video. However on MY smoker the moisture shield is caulked (silicone) at the top, whereas in the video, the tech just unscrews it and removes it. I'm a 64 yo woman who's pretty handy, but I am struggling with getting this blasted cover off. Am I missing something? Help!
You can get a putty knife or flat bladed screwdriver under one corner to get it started. Once you get a corner up it should come off fairly easily.
When you replace the element, I would check with CS regarding what to seal it with. I would think it would have to be hi heat rated.