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Just inboxed a master built smoker go to turn it on control panel beeping and say eaa1

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It usually means the short temperature probe in the unit is too cold or wet. Hit it with a hair dryer for a minute or two. That should solve the problem. If you live in a cold climate, this could be an ongoing, but easily addressable issue.

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SOURCE: used the masterbuilt smoker only 5 times???

I just bought a new Masterbuilt Smoker by default two weeks ago I borrowed a friend’s to smoke about 30lb. of Salmon to then can. Ran the smoker every day for three day. ON my last batch the heating element would not work. Talk about Frustrated! The Smoker was only 2 yrs. old.

Knowing I borrowed I felt I had to replace. So online to Cabelas and I ordered my buddy a new smoker and had it shipped. I then found this website... GOT TO LOVE the internet. I saw many other people had the same problem. Found an Answer...

The Problem was one of the connector to the heating element was poor quality and if you don't clean your smoker on a regular basis. The heat and moister caused the small copper connector to corrode and the wire to come loose. I took a wood chisel and cut off all the rivets on the back. I was then able to pull the back off with no damage and access the small box in the lower back. I found the connector. Went to the hardware store and bought a replacement for .75 cents. A pair of wire crimpers and the problem was fixed. I also bought ½ inch Sheet metal screws to secure the back it was good as new. So I returned the smoker to my buddy and kept the new one. When it arrived I saw Masterbuilt has since fixed the problem and provided an access panel to the element and connectors.

Mike in Alaska

Posted on Jul 03, 2010

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SOURCE: masterbuilt electric smoker is brandnew

Had the exact same problems. I took off the electronic control unit and made sure the probe was still connected (unplugged and checked the pins for damage). After reassembling the unit everything worked fine. My guess is that the probe was not properly connected, therefore it was showing 32 deg all the time. Once it was properly connected, the actual temperature showed on the display. Hope that helps.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011


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Everything you want to know is right here...


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SOURCE: I need to replace the fire rack and bowl for my

I bought a replacement charcoal bowl for a charbroil h20 smoker for $12 on their website. It fits the same but lacks the air holes (I made my own). For the rack, I got some wire cutters and cut my own out of an old steel refrigerator rack. It works.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

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SOURCE: Master Built Smoker will not over 200 degrees


Here you can find manuals for Master Bilt electric grills.
Hope it will help. Seems that there is a problem is with the heating element.

Posted on May 30, 2017

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We bought a new masterbuilt electric smoker. When we power it on, we get the message EAA1 and it shuts off.

Take off the electronic control unit and make sure the probe is still connected (unplugged and check the pins for damage). After reassembling the unit everything should work fine. My guess is that the probe is not properly connected, Once it was properly connected, the actual temperature showed on the display. Hope that helps.

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My master built electric smoker is not holding the 200 degree heat?

How cold outside was it and was there wind? Even though they are insulated smokers you still have to help block the wind. And was your damper open? Keep it cracked open, if it's open all the way your losing all the heat and the element has to keep running to reach temp. Otherwise inside you should had a round metal fuse n next to that should be a rod sticking out from the back wall that is your temp control sensor it might have junk on it giving false reading, just wipe off with damp cloth. Hope this helps

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Why am I getting an EAA1 error after 5 minutes of first use?

Before trying any of the lengthy suggestions regarding repairs on Masterbuilt electric smokers, consider this. It APPEARS (based on testing, not reverse engineering) that Masterbuilt designed the controller on my unit (140S) to error out below a certain minimum temperature. If you are like me and have your smoker outside (as you should), but in sub freezing temperatures, you too may get this error. Just shoot the short temperature probe (on the back wall of the cabinet) with a hair dryer for a minute or two. Then plug back in for no error (assuming you do not have an actual wiring or probe failure). Just make sure to immediately start it heating before it drops too low again...

If this was by design, shame on Masterbuilt! If this was by error, shame on their engineers! If this behaviour is due to an intermittent problem with my unit, shame on me for not fully testing all possibilities once I found an easy fix...

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I got it for christmas and it has quit twice. "We are so tired of expecting to smoke meat for friends and family and having to end up putting it in the oven. The first time was the heating element....

Ideas?/ Yeah, it's apiece of junk! Electrical problems plaque the Master Built Electric Smokers. If it's not the heating element failing, it's the control panel failing. That's why it only has a 90 day warranty from the time of purchase.

As to what to do is concerned, replacing the control panel should solve the problem. Here is a link to the part and you can purchase it online.

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Masterbuilt electric smoker is brandnew plugged it in runs for about 5 minutes then flashes EAA1 and showing the temp is 32??

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I am getting a EEAF fault code and the smoker will not heat. What is wrong?

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Replace the ERC there are ten screws 3 on each side and 4 on the control leave the hex screws alone all you need is a phillip screwdriver.
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