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Wampus
05-09-2011, 12:04 AM
Last night I decided to give the probes a good cleaning. While soaking 2 of my rib racks, I soaked both probes. Both have the stainless steel braided sheathing. I was careful not to soak the end of the probe that plugs into the electronic thermo/transmitter, so I didn't think much about it.

Tonight, I cooked a meatloaf and when I plugged the first on in and threw on the loaf, it started beeping at me and read 195. Thinking that one somehow went on the fritz, I hooked up the other and it started out OK (seemingly) at 55, which made more sense. After an hour, it read 99. At 1.5 hours in, it then read 70. ???? Checked the meat with a standard stabber and it was at 165!!!


Did I screw up these probes by soaking the "business end"?:confused:

Ron_L
05-09-2011, 12:06 AM
The end of the metal probe, where the cable enters it is typically not sealed. Water probably got in there. They should dry out eventually.

Boshizzle
05-09-2011, 12:09 AM
You screwed up, bro. :doh:

Wampus
05-09-2011, 12:18 AM
:doh:

Damm....


Wonder if I stuck that same end in the oven for a while if it would speed up the drying process?

colonel00
05-09-2011, 12:19 AM
"It is also important to never submerge your probe or probe wire in water. The water could get into the internal wiring and short out the probe. Also clean your probe with a damp paper towel only after it’s cooled down."

http://www.maverickhousewares.com/faqs.htm

I am assuming you have a Maverick.

This might come in handy as well...

http://www.maverickhousewares.com/new_probe_parts_pub_0001.pdf

Boshizzle
05-09-2011, 12:20 AM
:doh:

Damm....


Wonder if I stuck that same end in the oven for a while if it would speed up the drying process?

My wife gave the same treatment to mine. So, I know how you are feeling right now. Mine never recovered. Perhaps, you will have better luck. :thumb:

Wampus
05-09-2011, 12:25 AM
"It is also important to never submerge your probe or probe wire in water. The water could get into the internal wiring and short out the probe. Also clean your probe with a damp paper towel only after its cooled down."

http://www.maverickhousewares.com/faqs.htm

I am assuming you have a Maverick.

This might come in handy as well...

http://www.maverickhousewares.com/new_probe_parts_pub_0001.pdf

One's a Maverick and one's a Weber Style Wireless.


FARK!!

Guess I need to get some replacements.

LT72884
05-09-2011, 12:50 AM
One's a Maverick and one's a Weber Style Wireless.


FARK!!

Guess I need to get some replacements.

use the warranty. Just dont tell them what happened. Say a cat ran off with it or something!


sorry man! sux when this stuff happens

Capozzoli
05-09-2011, 12:58 AM
This is why I just use my hand.

Sorry to hear about your loss.

LT72884
05-09-2011, 01:04 AM
This is why I just use my hand.




no comment!

fil
05-09-2011, 01:10 AM
Yeah my NU Temp probes didn't like it either. :oops:


fil

Midnight Smoke
05-09-2011, 01:14 AM
Before I would toss them, I would heat the oven to 200, turn it off and put the probes in and let them be until cool. :pop2:

Ron_L
05-09-2011, 08:47 AM
You could also try sticking them in a bag of minute rice. The rice will draw out any moisture. It may be too late.

southernsmoker
05-09-2011, 08:55 AM
50-50 chance, dry them out in the oven and hope for the best, or just throw them in the "I farked up pile"...:becky:

J'ville Grill
05-09-2011, 09:26 AM
I'd let them dry out for a few days. I've successfully revived pagers, watches meters and cell phones. Just recently my wife dropped her Blackberry Storm in a glass of water, it's working now:-D

Bartkowiakj
05-09-2011, 10:07 AM
Did the same thing once but used a blow dryer on high heat to dry them out. Seemed to work better then. I did get a new one eventually and only wipe the tip off now. The sheathing looks pretty ragged but so what---they work.

Wampus
05-09-2011, 10:56 AM
I'll try and dry them out and see what happens.
I need my thermos in working order, though, for next weekends big cook. I'm going to place an order for replacements, but have a question:

Are these probes fairly interchangeable? Rather than paying 2 shipping costs from two different sites, would just buying 2 maverick replacements work? Any idea?

Weber wants $14 + $7 shipping for the replacement. I can get a replacement for the Mav for $10.

Bill-Chicago
05-09-2011, 11:09 AM
Throw them in the microwave on High for 30 minutes.



You've already farked up, you might as well go all in.

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Wampus
05-09-2011, 11:24 AM
:tsk::rolleyes::crazy:

Trouble maker......:laugh: