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Old 12-19-2016, 06:18 AM   #1
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Just receiver mine. Worked initially with the receiver paired to the Smoke base station and the temps displaying on the receiver.

Went to use it again, and it just wouldn't display the temps on the receiver, however it didn't display the "Con" error saying that it was out of range etc... It wouldnt even display the temps if held next to the Smoke base station.

The Transmitting icon was displayed on the base station, and the matching item was displayed on the receiver.

I followed the pairing instructions and this didn't help. The receiver never displayed "End" which is the sign of successful pair (the base did).

I then went through various combinations of :

1. removing batteries from the receiver and replacing them
2. Turning off both units and changing the order that they were started.
3. Plugging and un-plugging the probes from the base
4. Pressing various buttons on the screen.
5. Patting my head and rubbing my stomach in a circular motion (maybe I didn't actually do this part).
6. Following the pairing instructions even more times

Tried these steps a number of times and it finally started working, although I am not sure which of the steps finally fixed it?

Has anyone else seen something similar with it?
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:20 AM   #2
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Mine has worked well no issues. Contact Thermoworks- they have outstanding customer service.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:43 AM   #3
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Contact thermoworks. They will get back to you in record time.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:04 AM   #4
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+1 +1 +1 +1 above.
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:02 AM   #5
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Yeah, mine has done this. Basically all you have to do is hold the wifi button down for over 5 seconds (and hold your mouth just right) and it reconnects.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:44 PM   #6
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Yeah, mine has done this. Basically all you have to do is hold the wifi button down for over 5 seconds (and hold your mouth just right) and it reconnects.
You must have a different model Smoke than mine. I just got it over the weekend and there is no WIFI button.
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:52 PM   #7
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Mine works fine. I thought the app and WiFi were a 2017 thing?
I would contact thermoworks if you're having a problem. I had a problem with a thermopen one time and they replaced the unit - no problem
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:03 AM   #8
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Just took mine out of the box yesterday. Paired them up while sitting on the couch with little or no effort on my part. ( just followed the included instructions ) Then tested both probes with boiling water and let the probes stay in the water while it cooled to test alarm feature. All worked as advertised. Will be using it for a cook this weekend, but I feel confident all will be well.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:34 AM   #9
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So does this connect over bluetooth or wifi? If bluetooth, can you literally be well inside your house and still get a good connection?

EDIT: website says WiFi version coming out in 2017 (Smoke Gateway). All the same, just how far are you guys getting real-world bluetooth connections? Works through walls/brick?
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:52 PM   #10
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So does this connect over bluetooth or wifi? If bluetooth, can you literally be well inside your house and still get a good connection?

EDIT: website says WiFi version coming out in 2017 (Smoke Gateway). All the same, just how far are you guys getting real-world bluetooth connections? Works through walls/brick?
The Smoke is neither WIFI nor Bluetooth. It is RF and mine works through a half dozen walls about 80 feet away. Two of those walls are brick over block.
It is basically the same thing as a Maverick ET-733 only far easier to setup and use.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:01 PM   #11
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Mine worked well so far. No complaints. But I only used it once to cook. Interference with other RF devices?
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The Smoke is neither WIFI nor Bluetooth. It is RF and mine works through a half dozen walls about 80 feet away. Two of those walls are brick over block.
It is basically the same thing as a Maverick ET-733 only far easier to setup and use.
Great!! Good to hear because I believe Santa is getting one of these bad boys for me!
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:47 PM   #13
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Great!! Good to hear because I believe Santa is getting one of these bad boys for me!
That's how I got mine last week.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:10 PM   #14
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I just used mine last week through a couple of brick walls, a couple of sheetrock walls, and more... only lost connection when I went clear across the other side of the house, and out of range by about 18 inches (and 2 more sets of walls).

Highly impressed with the connection on this piece of kit.
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Have you tried Shakin It. ? Maybe Slapping it.?
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