I have a smokette elite 025. I do have a heavy duty 6 to 8 ft extension cord running to my smoker. Also a have 20 amp screw in type fuses in my garage. It seemed to work fine the first few times a used it, but now it seems to be going crazy the last couple times a have used it. I like to do alot of jerky and smoked nuts, so is there an issue with a light load for the smoker? Today, for example, I wanted to smoked some jerky. About 3 lbs worth. Wanted the smoker set at 140. It kept climbing and climbing to 270. What the? Any help would be great! They say in the forum here that the smoker will run full boar and then settle down to the right temp. So, I should start it and then wait until it settles down to a temp close to what I have set it for?