Maintenance

How to Calibrate the Thermostat

After the smoker has heated for about an hour, if the Thermometer & Thermostat DO NOT agree… Follow This Procedure: After removing knob, locate the screw inside the shaft. If the thermometer reads lower than the thermostat, turn slotted screw counter clockwise, no more than 1/8 turn at a time. If the thermometer reads higher… Read more »

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Firebox Loading Procedure

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How to Tighten the Drive Chain

To tighten the drive chain, you will want to use a 9/16th wrench and loosen the 4 nuts as pictured below. Once they are loosened, let the weight of the motor put tension on the chain and then tighten the nuts back.

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Door Closer Adjustment

If the door closer roller does not lock back into position when the door is opened, the loop above the door that the roller goes into may be sprung up too far. To make the adjustment, open the door and lock the roller back into cocked position and bend the loop down until the roller… Read more »

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Burner Inspection Every 3 Months

It is very important to inspect and clean, if necessary, the air inlet on the combustion air blower for the gas burner. The combustion air blower adds the air with the gas to create a clean, efficient flame. If the air inlet becomes clogged with dirt or if creosote accumulates on the blower impeller behind… Read more »

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Belt Replacement

Caution: Make sure the power cord is unplugged and be careful not to get your fingers caught in the belt. If the belt between the drive motor and the gear reducer needs to be replaced this can be done by hand and generally does not require any tools. The belt size is a 4L320 for… Read more »

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Bearing Greasing

The image below is of a grease nipple fitting. As per the user manual you should grease the bearings bi-weekly. The grease nipples are located on the front of the smoker near the top corners of the doors.

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Monthly Front Loading Cleaning Procedures

Monthly procedure for proper cleaning of convection fan(s) for front loading units.

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Monthly End Loading Cleaning Procedures

Monthly procedure for proper cleaning of convection fan(s) for end loading units.

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How to Calibrate the Thermometer

For Lower Temperature Place left index finger at wide end of pointer, but close to hub. Insert screwdriver in pointer slot and turn slowly clockwise. Adjust to proper setting. For Higher Temperature Place left index finger at wide end of pointer, but close to hub. Insert screwdriver in pointer slot and turn slowly counter-clockwise. Adjust… Read more »

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