Kkane wrote:Please double check, if you use your 900W heater separately (not controlled by our controller), can it reach 235 or not?
If yes, then it should be no problem to drive your smoker to 235. When temp reaches 155, is the OUT light flashing or solid ON? If solid ON but temp cannot go up, please check whether your heating element is still powered ON. If your heating element is powered on but temp cannot go up, your heating element is bad or your connection is bad, or controller sensor is bad.
If OUT light is flashing, then something wrong with the controller settings. Please confirm C-1 is 235 and your P, I and D values are factory default.
Thanks for your reply....
1) Yes, the Bradley will heat up to well over 300 without the PID in the config.
2) No, the light remains solid. The element is still powered on because it will maintain temp at 155, just will not go above.
I cooked ribs this afternoon using the Bradley without the PID attached. All seemed to work OK.
I'm beginning to think it might be the sensor. Seems to make most sense given that this setup did work at one point. I took the probe (sensor) out of the Bradley and put it on the bench, which should make the unit heat up continuously since the temp never attains past ambient, but it still was very pokey getting eventually only to about 120.
Or, is it the unit itself?
Do I order and try out a new sensor first. Seems like cheapest option. Is this a warranty issue?