Maverick Failing?

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by maloff28, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. maloff28

    maloff28 Smoke Blower

    Did a brisket in my WSM over the weekend.  20.5 hours i spent with that stubborn steer.

    It was more complicated because i believe that my Maverick thermo is failing.

    The meat probe started off with an LLL which the manual says is ether in need of a reset or that it is shorted or shorting.

    I took the probe out and let it come to room temperature as the instructions said.  Then I put it back in.  It seemed to work for a while, but then started bouncing up and down 2 to 10 degrees.

    I also think the BBQ probe may be off a bit as well.

    Can I get replacement probes?  Do I need a new thermometer? This maverick only lasted me about 4 years is there a brand that lasts longer, assuming it is the thermometer AND the probes that are failing?

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

  2. If the unit is not very old, I'd contact Maverick customer service.  There are many stories of them sending out replacement probes for a unit that is not very old.
  3. retread

    retread Meat Mopper

  4. maloff28

    maloff28 Smoke Blower

    Called Maverick.  No go on replacements for free.

    Will purchase from Amazon as was suggested by NivekD. 

    Just hope the problem truly is the probes and not the thermometer itself.

    Thanks All!
  5. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi bbqequipmentstore, at times has Maverick probes for $6.99+ shipping. Give them a look and see.


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