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Unread 01-10-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Issues with Maverick thermometer 732

After the first smoke, I cleaned the probes with a wet cloth and rinsed probe only, with water (few seconds). I did not sumerge the probe in water.
I contacted Maverick, and they told me that the probe could not be in any moisture or water at all. This would short circuit the unit. They then shared that I should test the unit in boiling water. Which I beleive goes against what they told me not to do.

Has anyone else had issues with this product, what do you advise to do?
Why is this product so delicate?
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Unread 01-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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If the probe is exposed to water at the point where the wire meets the probe then you've toasted it. When you test in boiling water you're probably not submerging the whole probe, just the tip I'm sure. I clean mine with a scotch brite sponge and rinse with a wet paper towell, carefully.
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So, the moisture in the smoker should not mess it up? According to Maverick the probe should never touch water or it could short out. The probe is the only thing that touched the water
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What readings, if any, do you get now? What Guerry is saying and what Maverick should have explained is excessive moisture where the wire enters the probe can cause the issue. When they told you to test it in boiling water you just place the tip in the boiling water. I have never had issues with my probes. Then again, at most I just wipe off the meat probe while it is still warm. I have never tried to clean it beyond that.
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To the best of my understanding, water at the wire to probe junction will damage all of the probes from all makers.
I went through a boat load of Taylor probes and then bought the Maverick ET 732.
Then, I slid Heat Shrink tubing about 2" long onto the probes to protect that joint.

Problem solved for me.

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If you get it wet you can put it in a 200* oven for a while, and it will dry it out. Don't ask me how I know.
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I use baby wipes to clean the probe. Works well. Avoid the wire/probe junction. Haven't had an issue yet.

May have to try the shrink wrap solution posted above.
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If you get it wet you can put it in a 200* oven for a while, and it will dry it out. Don't ask me how I know.
+1 been there, done that, it worked!
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To the best of my understanding, water at the wire to probe junction will damage all of the probes from all makers.
I went through a boat load of Taylor probes and then bought the Maverick ET 732.
Then, I slid Heat Shrink tubing about 2" long onto the probes to protect that joint.

Problem solved for me.

Just a thought.

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Thanks for the feedback. The information from Maverick did not make any sense. But i wanted to share what they had to say and get the brethren feedback. I trust your advice and follow the suggestions.
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If you get it wet you can put it in a 200* oven for a while, and it will dry it out. Don't ask me how I know.
Thank you, Brian! You saved me a lot of frustration and about $30 for replacements.

I wanted to see how true mine read, so I immersed them in water and brought it to a boil - duh! Needless to say, they went wacky! So I searched Google, and found you guys and your solution. I tried about 10 minutes at 200 twice, but needed more. So I cranked the toaster oven up to 225 for an hour, and they work great now. Did six hams for Easter, and they came out super.

AFTER I looked into this, I searched Maverick's instructions. On the fourth and final page of their lengthy instructions is where they put a "CAUTION" section. Was don't submerge the probes there? NO! It was as an add-on sentence in the next section under "Cleaning". Could be written MUCH better. Most instructions have all warnings first.

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Submerging in hot oil such as a deep fryer works well to bring them back to life too.
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I see there is a an e-bay seller that has the Maverick ET-732 for $46. Anyone bought from this guy? Good price, just wondering why he is so much cheaper than everyone else? Here is a link......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251008956481...9#ht_500wt_689
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Says he has 221 of these units in stock at that price.
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