In today’s fast pacing world electric smokers have become an indispensable part of the normal household as well the restaurant industry. Electric smokers are easy to use and even a beginner can use it, with its relatively easy to use approach and the quick setup and quick cooking electric smokers are prone to malfunction as well as breaking down. For a detailed review of electric smokers, check out SolidGoldEat’s Electric Smoker Reviews. One of the most frequently occurring malfunctions is that of the heating element of the electric smoker.

This frequent breaking down of the heating element of an electric smoker occurs due to the fact that the terminal of wires that is joined to the heating element by soldering them together is melted and often joined, this melting of the terminal of wires occurs due to the fact that the heating element of the electric smoker is prone to high temperatures during the cooking and the smoking processes also sudden temperature spikes in the electric smoker can lead to the burning off and of the melting of the wire terminals that plugs into the heating element.

One should always look for this problem in an electric smoker if the heating element of the smoker is not working. This can be handled by removing the burned off part of the wire terminals and then rejoining them to the heating element of the electric smoker by soldering them together using a solder gun. If the electric smoker is not working even after this process then it has to be replaced.

The first step in replacing the element of an electric smoker is to unplug the electric smoker from a power source. After that remove the woodchip bowl from the smoker and also remove the chrome plated grates as well as the drip tray then remove the screws that are fastened on the woodchip support board. After removing the cap of the woodchip support board, try to get to the heating element by bypassing the other electrical wires that are inside there. After this remove the cover on the backside of the heating element so to get to the heating element. Then remove the connecting bolt to the heating element that connects the electrical input to the heating element of the electric smoker this bolt can be removed by using a ¼ wrench easily.

After that remove the two wires that are connected to the electrical input on the other side from the heating element be careful while removing the wire so that the wiring is not harmed, if the wiring is tampered with the entire wiring of the electric smoker has to be changed which is a tedious and an expensive process so be sure so as not to make this mistake. Then remove the old heating element and install the new one by fixing it on the screws given so as to attach the heating element to the wall of the electric smoker.

Then connect the wire connectors back into the heating element also be sure so as to again fasten the ground bolt that connects the heating element to the electrical input. Then seal the heating element in place, after that reinstall the cover hat was on the backside of the heating element after this also reinstall the outer covering of the woodchip smoker house panel. Also be sure as not to choose an element that is not suited for your electric smoker, be sure as to look for the electrical input requirements of your electric smoker as a heating element that is compatible with your electric smoker.…