I had my first FEC 100 fire. Beef ribs and a wagyu brisket on and sometime after I bumped the temp up I had the fire. The door was too hot to touch but the temp indicated only 400 degrees. I shut the FEC off manually and waited a good hour before opening the door. I could hear the fire. I know other who have had this similar issue as well I've read about it here on this forum.
The overtemp switch never shut my unit down and knowing of other similiar fires in other people FEC I'm wondering what the purpose of the overtemp switch is for. Post shut down and during troubleshooting the high temp reset cb is now popped and will not reset so now the unit will not power up. I can make it power up by jumping the cb though which I did.
A new overtemp switch/breaker is $150 however what would be the purpose of replacing it and not just do without it if it doesn't power the unit down during a fire?