new control put on yesterday 9/15/20. seems ok but temps are a little off. can live with that. did a test to all the temps up to 350. seems ok but after reading all the things you guys are saying we are keeping fingers crossed.was warming up when it happened. got real warm due to the control being bad and auger did not stop. next day I plugged it in and auger started with switch off. new control coming after I called for help. thanks Mike. what is p setting? wondering if smoking over night will ever happen again!!!!!
This just happened to me. I stepped inside the house for a moment and heard the loud bang, scared the heck out of me. Didn’t know what it was exactly but it started to smoke like crazy and stunk like burning plastic along with the pellet smell. I unplugged it. This was my first time smoking a turkey. Next time I’ll know what NOT to do if I have a flameout.You had a flame out and then when it came back on you had the lid closed. Basically the auger keeps feeding pellets because the temp is too low because of flameout. With the lid closed it will explode so it is best to have it open until the smoke clears. Then expect temps to hit 500 when all those pellets start to burn. Also keep the P setting at 4. Anything else you're just asking for problems.