I preheated the smoker before putting the meat in and it was well over 200. I placed my 8lbs of brisket in there and the temp has never rose past 200 degrees. Any thoughts? I am not using an extension cord. I have water in the pan and had chips in. Chips are out now still water in the pan.. and still not rising?....It has been at 200 and no higher for around 4 hours now. Let it shut for quite some time hits 200 on the door thermometer and the oven thermometer I have on the rack confirms. Hope someone can offer a suggestion. I tried glancing through the forums to find a solution. Apologize in advance if I missed it.