Originally Posted by jrn
To answer the question......nothing would happen. It would just show food temp as the cooker temp, and cooker temp as the food temp.
You originally asked if you possibly had a faulty connector or something. My exceedingly dangerous hypothesis just goes to posit that it's likely not the unit or
the probe that is faulty...just that food probe with the food slot. Probably a very slight manufacturing discrepancy. A replacement probe would probably take care of your problem.
Or open the door to Gozer's temple. 50/50.