I bought my Cookshack smoker about 12 years ago or so. I know it was the 50 lb model so I think it's the SM050. It does not have a digital display. Just a analog knob with Off - 250F. It's worked flawlessly until now.
I had added two small chunks of wood and then turned to smoker on to 225F as I usually do. The door was kind of closed but not shut tight and latched as my turkeys were not ready to go in yet. I was prepping those and then realized the grease in the smoker had caught fire. Bottom line is it got hot enough to warp the grates and prevent the door from closing until it cooled down.
I see no visible damage but now the thermostat no longer seems to work. The heating element is on no matter what position I have the knob. Even in the off position, the heating element is on.
Any ideas on what I need to replace to get my smoker working again? The probe? The whole "knob thing" inside which I assume is the thermostat? I'm not really a "fix it" kind of guy so any ideas would be appreciated. Even suggestions as to where I might take it to get fixed would help.