Masterbuilt Electric Smokers changes

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by oneshot, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It appears Masterbuilt has made a couple of changes. This one I think is important enough to post.
    For those people concerned about the heating element wires coroding or burning up at the connection in back of the smoker it appears that Masterbuilt has taken care of access to the problem. They have added an access plate making it easier to do the repairs if you need too.
    I don't know if they beefed up the wiring or connections but at least now you don't seem to have to tear the whole back of the smoker apart.
    I haven't taken it apart as I didn't see a need to, being I just bought it but I'm sure that's the reason for the plate.

    The plate is attached by 4 philips head screws.

    At least they are trying to make corrections. Now if only they would make some decent racks instead of those cheap azz

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  2. bud lite

    bud lite Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the update and the pictures. [​IMG]
  3. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Had mine about a year now. Has never missed a beat yet. I don't even have a problem with the racks. Knock on wood.[​IMG]
  4. jdsmith

    jdsmith Smoke Blower

    on the back at the bottom center........ is that a grease drain?
  5. uncletykie

    uncletykie Smoke Blower

    yes it is and if you dont have the grease trap in place you can make one mell of a hess
  6. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    And if you don't clean that grease trap out right away, your dogs might leave you with a nice surprise a day later after cleaning it out for you.[​IMG]
  7. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LMAO that sounds like you are speaking from experience!
  8. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Now that's funny!!!!!!!
  9. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Since the access plate is located in the middle of the back, does that mean they put the element center of the smoker instead of in the back right corner? Is the element any larger than the older model? Pics of the front?

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