Heating Element Kit

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by alienmom, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. alienmom

    alienmom Newbie

    I have a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker.  Model # 20070106 and my heating unit went out.  Can anyone tell me what model number to use to order a 1200 heating element kit from Masterbuilt.  Because they said I had to have a model number before I could order the kit.  They have several different model numbers and I don;t know which one will work with my own smoker.  My smoker has no window doors or 2 doors.  So this is why I am not sure which model number for the kit so it will fit in my smoker.
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mom,

    Like I told you on your welcome (Rollcall) thread, I'm not a fixer upper, but are you sure the element went bad.

    There is a wiring problem with most MES smokers. The wires corrode off of their connectors in the back of the Unit.

    I'll see if I can find some info on it for you.

    On edit---Here is a link you might want to check out. There are others that show the whole process:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/89886/mes-wiring-upgrade-mod

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  3. alienmom

    alienmom Newbie

    thank you.

    I know nothing about fixing these things nor does my husband. 

    Thanks
     
  4. alienmom

    alienmom Newbie

    I  am willing to try.  My husband found a post on here about replacing the heating element kit.  It has pictures and instructions for replacing it. 

    That's where he got the idea from.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Like Bear said this is a common problem on the older units, and is an easy & inexpensive fix.

    Several of the members have done it with success.
     

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