How can I fix a Masterbuilt smoker with error code 1?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The masterbuilt smoker error code 1 is a code that indicates that the smoker is not able to reach the set temperature. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as the smoker being turned off, the power being disconnected, or a problem with the heating element.

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1. Check the power cord for any damage

  1. Unplug the smoker from the electrical outlet.
  2. Inspect the power cord for any damage. If there is any damage, replace the power cord.
  3. Plug the smoker back in to the electrical outlet.
  4. Check the smoker for any errors.

2. Inspect the heating element for any visible damage

  1. Open the smoker and remove the top grates.
  2. Look at the heating element. If it is damaged, replace it.
  3. Check the insulation around the heating element. If it is damaged, replace it.
  4. Reinstall the top grates.

3. Check the connections between the heating element and the controller

  1. Check all power and ground connections between the controller and the heating element.
  2. Check the wiring harness to ensure that it is properly connected and intact.
  3. Check for any burnt out or damaged components on the controller.
  4. Test the controller by pressing the power button and checking for any errorcodes.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Make sure the controller is set to the correct temperature.
  2. Clean the smoker according to the manufacturer's instructions.