So I've had a digital MES 30 (no window) for about 2 1/2 years and have been generally happy with it. Probably my biggest complaint is that I never could get a really nice crispy chicken skin, but oh well. However, now it has developed the common problem where it throws the GFCI breaker any time I start it up. I don't like the idea plugging it into another outlet. 1) has anyone figured out what causes this? Is there a simple fix or is the thing now an electric shock machine lying in wait? 2) If the answer to 1 is either too costly (ie, not worth it) or too complicated, then I'm looking for some advice on where to go next. I have probably used my smoker about once a month on average since I bought it. Sometimes I'll get into a streak and make many things in short order, other times it will sit for a couple months or more. Living here near Seattle, the weather is often uncooperative. Anyways, I'm open to moving away from electric, but I'm not sure if there are any non-electric smokers that are as easy to control without a massive cash outlay. I really like the idea of something that keeps temperature steady and on target without a lot of intervention, like the MES gave me. However, if there are other smokers out there that are easy to control also, I'd be interested in checking them out. Any thoughts and/or recommendations would be most appreciated. Thanks!