Controlling Temperature

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I just purchased a brand new Pit Boss Pellet smoker and used it twice. Each time I use it I am have trouble keeping it at the temperature it is set to. It either goes way below and or too high. I followed the start up process to a T but cant seem to get the temp under control. I called the Pit Boss customer service line and they recommended that I lower the P setting from the default P4 to P3 or P2. That didn't seem to work. Any advice would be much appreciated!!!

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I'm having problems also. PB customer service tells me to take the bottom off of the control panel and cross the red and yellow wires and turn on. If it works, swap them back. Now my auger runs constantly and I can't use the grill. I wish I hadn't bought it.
 

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If you swap them back? what does it do? If its broken, You can get warranty claim done. Mine at least has a 5 year warranty.
 

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Out of the box the auger didn't turn. the wire swap got it to work. Swaped them back and it worked for about three events. Then it had a runaway event and ruined my brisket. Changed the P setting and it worked for one event. Now the auger runs constantly..
It's raining here now and I'm not going to mess with it.
 

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Out of the box the auger didn't turn. the wire swap got it to work. Swaped them back and it worked for about three events. Then it had a runaway event and ruined my brisket. Changed the P setting and it worked for one event. Now the auger runs constantly..
It's raining here now and I'm not going to mess with it.
Get a warranty claim done on it then and have them send you another unit.
 
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I'm having problems also. PB customer service tells me to take the bottom off of the control panel and cross the red and yellow wires and turn on. If it works, swap them back. Now my auger runs constantly and I can't use the grill. I wish I hadn't bought it.
I am definitely not going to mess with wires. I will put a warranty claim in to ge3t a new one. Maybe the one I have is defective.
 

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Did you ever get this resolved? I JUST purchased a new PIT BOSS PRO combo and setting the temp one the smoker side to 250 yields about 195/200. If I go to 300 it runs right up to 300 and is too high at that point. Anyone have any ideas? I will take some temp swing but over 50 degrees is crazy.
 

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PB sent me a new control panel and I haven't put in. I wish I had never bought this grill. The wiring is a birds nest.
 

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I have owned 5 different brand pellet grills and all of them including my Pro Series 1100 ran exactly the same and what is interesting is the PS 1100 was the cheapest of them all. The performance was identical I am not a type of person that is a fanboy of a product, but temp swings are so common among all Pellet grills including the PID controllers. Make sure you use your warranty if you have issues also weather like wind plays a role, make sure your grill is level, and decent brand of pellets. It is common to set your temp at 225 degrees and see it jumped to 250 then it will dropped to 225 . If you set it to 225 degrees and the temp is at 300 degrees and stays at 300 degrees then their is an issue.
 

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Not sure if it was my first run on the smoker or what but since my reply post above my smoker has seemed to level out for temps. Its staying within range now by 10-15 degrees......I can manage and accept that.
 
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