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August 11th, 2019, 3:45 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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He guys and gals,

After making my brunch on the griddle today, I pushed the power button, just like I have the previous times, to initiate the shut down cycle.

Only this time, there was no shut down cycle. It just stopped.

I had the ACS controller at 495º.

Just curious why this might have happened and if any damage might have been done?

I know that fan blows to keep air moving to help cool things down on shut down. The fan wasn't running obviously.

Can't find anything in the manual about it.

August 11th, 2019, 4:03 pm
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* Wichita ** Wichita *
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I will state some of the obvious and will assume you just did not print them in your post.

1) Are you sure it did not blow or trip a fuse or circuit breaker?

2) Did you unplug after your last cook and then replug before starting the next cook for at least 30 seconds

Lastly, and it really should not make a difference...I always start in the preset 350 degree default setting. Hate to confuse the brain

As far as damage, these are fairly simple electronics. Usually a shut off of these types are meant to stop any kind of collateral damage so I am pretty sure you are safe. Most of my experience with issues start with pilot error and only go as far as the thermocoupler. Hang in there. You will shortly be directed to the Yoder direct help line where the real professionals are

August 11th, 2019, 5:03 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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westhemess1 wrote:I will state some of the obvious and will assume you just did not print them in your post.

1) Are you sure it did not blow or trip a fuse or circuit breaker?

2) Did you unplug after your last cook and then replug before starting the next cook for at least 30 seconds

Lastly, and it really should not make a difference...I always start in the preset 350 degree default setting. Hate to confuse the brain

As far as damage, these are fairly simple electronics. Usually a shut off of these types are meant to stop any kind of collateral damage so I am pretty sure you are safe. Most of my experience with issues start with pilot error and only go as far as the thermocoupler. Hang in there. You will shortly be directed to the Yoder direct help line where the real professionals are


No fuse was blown. It powder right back up when I pushed the power button back in. I didn't run the start cycle again, just turned it off.

I did unplug it. I unplug it each time I'm done using using it.

I did start it at 350º. I seasoned the cast iron griddle for a second time at 350º as instructed by Herb in his griddle post.

I just got though cleaning it out again after I posted the message. Everything looks fine inside. I haven't run it through it's stat up cycle again yet.

It's so damn oppressively hot here right now I just can't be outside any longer.

August 11th, 2019, 7:39 pm
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It should have gone through the coo down cycle. My guess us that it was an anomaly. Keep an eye on it and let us know if it happens all the time. Customerservice@yodersmokers.com

If it ever happens again, turn it back on and let the fans run for 20 minutes or so, so that the fire is properly allowed to burn itself out.

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August 11th, 2019, 7:44 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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Yoder_Herb wrote:It should have gone through the coo down cycle. My guess us that it was an anomaly. Keep an eye on it and let us know if it happens all the time. Customerservice@yodersmokers.com

If it ever happens again, turn it back on and let the fans run for 20 minutes or so, so that the fire is properly allowed to burn itself out.



Will do. Thanks Herb. I was gonna grill some chicken tonight, but It is oppressively hot here today. I don’t think I can bring myself to go back outside tonight and stand over a hot smoker. Just have to wait to the next session to check it out.

Next time I fire it up I’ll advise if anything u usual happens.

I think I was just worried since it was running at such a high temp when it failed to go through the shutdown cycle.


*Update* Does appear as though it was an anomaly. I'm neurotic, and just couldn't wait to make sure everything was alright. Suns going down so I went outside and fired it up. Let it come up to temp of 250º and stabilize for 30 minutes or so, then initiated the shutdown. Shutdown cycle is still running and performing as it should.

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