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Probe Died on Maverick

I have a not too old Maverick E732 and my grill probe went nuts on me. fluctuating all over the place. I see new probes are $15ish plus $7 shipping, but I dont see this model any longer on their site. Is there a better one I should just pick up instead?
San Antonio, TX. LBGE.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,079
    What's "not too old"? This seems to be a common issue, but apparently, there warranty is service is pretty good. I'd give them a call.
  • I bought it April 28 of last year. Their warranty says 90 days. I will give them a ring.
    San Antonio, TX. LBGE.
    Wolf Studios Photography
    http://www.wolfstudiosphotography.com
  • Same thing happened to me a couple of months ago. Give 'em a call, they will probably replace it for free.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,624
    if you have to buy new ones I think Big Poppa Smokers or someone had high-heat probes for the et732.Try a Google search maybe?

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  • pineypiney Posts: 831
    Alex same thing here I bought a Maverick ET-732 I had problems with probes they shipped me 2 new ones twice, it still was all over the board and just yesterday they replaced the entire unit. I would suggest giving them a call.I talked to a lady named Pricilla, very helpful very nice.
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • Freds has replacement probes.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • Thanks guys. I emailed them and will call on Monday.

    I checked Freds, but they are the highest price I have found. It was a similar situation when I was trying to find the fire starters. Their shipping was super high as well.
    San Antonio, TX. LBGE.
    Wolf Studios Photography
    http://www.wolfstudiosphotography.com
  • I live close to Freds, so I don't know what his shipping rates run. They are great there. Give them a call and see if they'll match a lower price.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,146
    Man don't tell me that! Just got a maverick today..
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,185
    Got mine last August. Grill probe went out and they told me I'd have to buy a new one. $12
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,079
    henapple said:
    Got mine last August. Grill probe went out and they told me I'd have to buy a new one. $12
    Crap. At the rate these things seem to die, one would have the Thermoworks version paid off very quickly.
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 402
    Does anyone place sell remote thermometers that can take higher heat. I just burnt up another one. Mine says HHH blinking. Been thru a few already
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,079
    Thermoworks(makers of the vaunted Thermapen) offers one that use thermocouples that can withstand the heat. It is not wireless. The offer a "BBQ kit" that a little over 200 bucks. The "high heat" kit is 160.

  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,435
    Have any of you that have had probe problems used them exposed to direct heat from the charcoal?  I always make sure to run them along the plate setter and out over  the gasket.  I  only use them on indirect cooks.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,475
    Both my 732's are out of warranty.  I have been buying these hybrid probes as replacement.  They can be used as food or pit probes.


    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,146
    What temp are you guys using these in? I just got a maverick. Prior to used a cheap 20 dollar remote thermometer for a year with no issue.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,925
    I bought a couple of these dual channel thermometers that use K-type probes - $18/each when I bought 'em.  Looks like they raised the price.  Anyway, don't use them for BBQ (beer temps and hvac stuff) but I don't see why they wouldn't work.  The K-type probe are virtually indestructible.

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  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 402
    I was cooking a 3" pork chop and it got away from me. To many beers probably. I usually get good life out of them unless im careless
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,185
    I've used mine on cooks under 400...anything else is a pizza or a sear.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Priscilla sent me a new set. I have a 14lb brisket set to go on tonight, crossing my fingers.
    San Antonio, TX. LBGE.
    Wolf Studios Photography
    http://www.wolfstudiosphotography.com
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