I have a Cookshack SM055 model that has been working fine, but today I put on some chicken and 1 1/2 hrs later I opened the smoker to check the temp. The chicken looked raw. I closed the smoker and put an instant read thermometer in the chimney hole on top, and it read 125°. It's plugged directly into an outlet. I checked the connection and it was fine.
The heating element seems to be working because the wood box is too hot to touch, when I turn the thermostat to off, then back on, I can hear the faint click demanding power on, when I hit the 125° range, so it seems the thermostat is working. Why won't the unit heat over 125°?
This unit is fairly simple, what could be going on here, a thermostat failure, or the heating element?
Thanks for any input...