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Old 05-01-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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battery life?

How long do your ET-73 batteries usually last?

I've got a 6 lb chuck on the WSM, and the remote has quit on me a couple of times, not totally dead, just showing "--" where the temp should be. I used it at this same distance (maybe 40', 2 walls) the one time before that I used it (~13 hrs).

Is this likely to be a battery problem, or something else? How many cooks do y'all get out of a set of batteries?

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Re: battery life?

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How long do your ET-73 batteries usually last?

I've got a 6 lb chuck on the WSM, and the remote has quit on me a couple of times, not totally dead, just showing "--" where the temp should be. I used it at this same distance (maybe 40', 2 walls) the one time before that I used it (~13 hrs).

Is this likely to be a battery problem, or something else? How many cooks do y'all get out of a set of batteries?

--John
Most of the time the "--" means it's lost transmission for some reason. If the batteries are only 13 hrs old that shouldn't be the problem as long as they were fresh when you put them in. Other electronics such as cordless and cell phones or wireless routers could also be the cause. Try turning them both off and wait about 1 minute and then turn the transmitter on first and then the receiver. If the problem continues, try replacing the batteries in both units. If it persists after that give Maverick a call at Tel: (732) 417-9666 or e-mail help@maverickhousewares.com
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:05 PM   #3
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yeah, that's not a battery problem....it's something interfering
with the transmission.

Imho.

But what do I know?
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Sometimes...they just lose the transmition...
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Everytime one of them black U.N. helicopters fly over,
I lose transmission.

And I get a strange urge to kill Witt.
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Everytime one of them black U.N. helicopters fly over,
I lose transmission.

And I get a strange urge to kill Witt.
Damn! We're just a few miles from Dulles airport, always weird stuff flying around.

Thanks for the advice, guys. I had trouble imagining that it was batteries, 'cause the old single-probe Redi-Chek I've been using for a couple years doesn't use up batteries. (And the old one has never been good about holding signal, even when I change to new batteries.)

It just struck me as strange that the ET-73 worked without a flaw before, and didn't today. I wouldn't mind resetting it so much if it weren't for the switches being buried on the transmitter. Why do they put the on-off and TX under a cover?? and the cover under the clip for the wire stand?

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Everytime one of them black U.N. helicopters fly over,
I lose transmission.

And I get a strange urge to kill Witt.
Still wearing that tin foil outfit to repell the rays cappy ?
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Everytime one of them black U.N. helicopters fly over,
I lose transmission.

And I get a strange urge to kill Witt.
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Everytime one of them black U.N. helicopters fly over,
I lose transmission.

And I get a strange urge to kill Witt.
Damn! We're just a few miles from Dulles airport, always weird stuff flying around.

Thanks for the advice, guys. I had trouble imagining that it was batteries, 'cause the old single-probe Redi-Chek I've been using for a couple years doesn't use up batteries. (And the old one has never been good about holding signal, even when I change to new batteries.)

It just struck me as strange that the ET-73 worked without a flaw before, and didn't today. I wouldn't mind resetting it so much if it weren't for the switches being buried on the transmitter. Why do they put the on-off and TX under a cover?? and the cover under the clip for the wire stand?

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Have you checked for black helicopters? I'd consider moving.
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Originally Posted by Captain Morgan
Everytime one of them black U.N. helicopters fly over,
I lose transmission.

And I get a strange urge to kill Witt.
Damn! We're just a few miles from Dulles airport, always weird stuff flying around.

Thanks for the advice, guys. I had trouble imagining that it was batteries, 'cause the old single-probe Redi-Chek I've been using for a couple years doesn't use up batteries. (And the old one has never been good about holding signal, even when I change to new batteries.)

It just struck me as strange that the ET-73 worked without a flaw before, and didn't today. I wouldn't mind resetting it so much if it weren't for the switches being buried on the transmitter. Why do they put the on-off and TX under a cover?? and the cover under the clip for the wire stand?

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