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Old 05-20-2014, 11:38 AM   #1
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ET-73 temps wonky?

Not sure what's up, but my Maverick ET-73 seems to be on the fritz. At room temperature the food probe is about 5 degrees warmer than the smoker probe. When I stick the probes in ice water the temps are about the same degree of difference. In HOT water the temp difference is WAAAAAY off. The food probe reads almost 100 degrees higher than the smoker probe. I verified this with a Taylor digital oven thermometer. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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Throw it out. Ge a non battery operated chicom instant read at Wally World. I been using the same one for 15 years at least. Give it a poke occasionally to figure out what is up. Anal retentive injuneers who worry about temps needs a hobby other than bbq..lol. Its an art..not a science.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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I like my ET-73, but have had to buy more than one set of probes.
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Nope, I will not go to, or support Walmart in any which way or form.
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Ok well maybe you can order one straight from China.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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Ordered a replacement food probe yesterday. Will obviously check it for accuracy once I get it!
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Also make sure you have fresh batteries as it makes mine do strange things when they are weak.
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:08 AM   #8
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To tell you the truth, the only thermometer I use, is on my smoker. I don't use probes or anything like that. It's done, when it's done. For that matter I have never over cooked anything either.
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No wonder you are banned from Walmart.
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I would not go to walmart if I was given the keys to the store, and was given everything for free.
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