ET-73 problem

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by hawgheaven, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, I'm now official pissed... my trusty ol' Maverick went south on me yesterday... the switch on the remote unit broke and won't turn off. I was worried about those tiny little switches when I first got this thing, they just didn't seem beefy enough to me. Guess I was right.

    So, now I have to pull the batteries to turn it off... at least it broke in the on position!

    I am going to contact them and see if they'll do anything about it... not sure what the warranty is... I bought it less than a year ago.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...!!![​IMG]
     
  2. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, it is only a 90 day warranty. Sooo, I took it apart to find the switch slider (made of thin plastic) has cracked and is almost broken all the way off. The switch is potted (glued) to the pc board, so there is no removing it for replacement. Bastages.

    So, I think I'll cut one of the power wires from the battery compartment and install a tiny toggle switch at the cut... I'll be good to go.

    I am off to Radio Shack...
     
  3. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that's what we like to see ... back yard engineering. Broken switches - no problem [​IMG]
     
  4. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    You may want to send them an email with pics. I know people that have done this with other companies and they sent them new ones with apologies. That should last alot longer than it did, it's worth a try.
     
  5. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn fine idea! I wonder if it will work with my car! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    I don't think so, should have bought a Ford Truck.
     
  7. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good idea on the fix hawg best of luck with it.
     
  8. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Because I yam what I yam, I don't need no stinkin' warranty!

    A little carving and $2.99 later, here's the switch...

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    It's all good now... [​IMG]
     
  9. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Way to go Hawg, looks better than new.
     
  10. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks RIP... I hate them li'l switches they put on these things! I'm thinking about doing that to the transmitter also.
     
  11. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    I will do mine when the time comes. Thanks for posting pics.
     
  12. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If ya' do, let me know... I'll take some detailed inside shots for ya'.
     
  13. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job HAWG. Thanks for the pictures! May need in the futre as I have one also.[​IMG]
     
  14. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks, and congrats on your KCBS certification!!
     
  15. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HAWGHEAVEN=KING OF MOD'S!![​IMG]
     
  16. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL!!! Thanks Bro!!

    I'm just tryin' to make life better without ripping my wallet through my private parts...
     
  17. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Nice job Hawg. If it's any consolation same exact thing happened to mine about 3 smokes ago. I've been pulling the batteries in and out.
     
  18. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Very nice job there Hawg very professional. At least I can see that switch!
     
  19. talk about american know how. you go HawHeaven.
     
  20. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh...Well done! I was going to offer my services to do just that, bein' a professional electronics hacker for years, but I could not have done 'er up better!

    POINTS!
     

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