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DigiQ pit thermometer failure

War_Eagle_2244War_Eagle_2244 Posts: 116
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

Some of you may have seen my post last week about my DigiQ pit thermometer not working while I had 6 butts on.  If this has happened to anyone else, did a new wire solve the problem?  Did it cost you anything or was it replaced free of charge?  I have only had the unit for about 3-4 months & used it maybe a dozen times or so.  Is there any way to prevent this from happening again?  TIA


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,710
    Yes, this happened to me.  You can plug the food thermometer into the grate jack and use it until you get a replacement.

    I didn't try to get a warranty replacement, I just bought another. 

    Try keeping the probes dry all the time.  Thermistors are cheap, but they're very susceptible to steam.  So if you get water in the wires/probes and it heats up, it can trash the thermistor.    Try drying the whole probe and wire in a 150 F oven - sometimes that fixes them if they're working, but reading low.
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