Lockhart temp issues

Robbie1031

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Pretty new to the pellet grill world, recently purchased the Lockhart. I love everything about the grill besides the extreme temperature swings. I have tried everything to get it to stay consistent but can’t. I have smoked ribs at 225, and seen temperatures fall to 165 and back up to 275. When it falls around 165 it often loses its fire and takes a while to get started again. When i called pit boss they said that an acceptable temp swing is between 25-50 degrees. To me that seems extreme. Especially when a lot of the other competitors are advertising + or - 5 degrees. Any help would be great right now I’m waiting on a new temp probe in the mail. Hopefully it will fix the problem but who knows.
 

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If they don't cooperate at PB, then go out to Amazon and purchase a new RTU probe for inside of main cabinet (@ $11).
Mine was defective in my Lockhart, and PB had it on backorder (last year).
Once I replaced it, temps have been okay. (when I did get the b/o one from PB, I now have a backup!)

Also, check what generation of controller you have. Since mine was gen.1 (L01) PB replaced it with a gen.2 (L02)
You can see this when you first power up.
PB replaced mine when I was getting ERR message
 

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If they don't cooperate at PB, then go out to Amazon and purchase a new RTU probe for inside of main cabinet (@ $11).
Mine was defective in my Lockhart, and PB had it on backorder (last year).
Once I replaced it, temps have been okay. (when I did get the b/o one from PB, I now have a backup!)

Also, check what generation of controller you have. Since mine was gen.1 (L01) PB replaced it with a gen.2 (L02)
You can see this when you first power up.
PB replaced mine when I was getting ERR message
Thank you for the reply, I’ll give that a try and see if it helps any. PB said the replacement temp probe should be at my house within 10 business days we will see.
 

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Update, ordered the temp probe that was recommended, still having troubles keeping a consistent temperature. Set it to 180 and seen temps from 156-234. Very frustrating I feel for 750$ you could get a little better temp control. Guess I’ll be calling pit boss again this week. Anyone else with a Lockhart experiencing the same problems?
 
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