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Chef Alarm no probe?

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    Chef Alarm no probe?

    I have two Chef Alarms from ThermoWorks, and from one I get a "No Probe" reading, I can plug either probe into the other unit and they work fine.
    But not in this unit.

    Bad unit or ???

    Sounds like to me the unit is belly up in the dead cockroach position.

    @Kevin Fuess is correct, I missed read the comment as no response from the unit. Sounds like the unit is not reading the probe. Bad probe is a good guess.

    Last edited by bbqLuv; August 31, 2021, 05:18 PM.


      If you get the "No Probe" alert then it's not a battery issue. (but try replacing batteries first)
      I would go with bad unit.


        Call ThermoWorks.


        • bbqLuv
          bbqLuv commented
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          Really, Call ThermoWorks? and bypass our input and get the correct answer and a replacement on the way.
          Why did not I think of that?

        A little web searching found they have a chat feature, and yes, units bad.

        Missed it the first time, talked to a tech and new unit on way already.
        Great customer service...!!

        Thanks all.



          ""Really, Call ThermoWorks? and bypass our input and get the correct answer and a replacement on the way.
          Why did not I think of that?""

          Because it usually takes longer than I wanted to sit on a phone for, and mainly to make sure I hadn't done something to the unit the instructions didn't mention.



            Try removing the batteries for at least several days. I accidentally “cured” a “dead” Chefalarm by doing that a few years ago. Chalk it up to magic, I guess …


              L I B ThermoWorks WORKs!


                could be “foreign material” (BBQ sauce) on the probe connector. Occasionally my “Smoke” will say no probe, I exercise the plug a bit and it reads. I figured humidity and corrosion maybe but probably BBQ sauce as I seem to get it everywhere!


                  I had similar issue with my DOT. I took the batteries out, removed the screws and split the case. I found one of the wires to the probe female jack had broken off. I resoldered the wire back on the jack and all is well.


                  • Troutman
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                    Did you also fly to Afghanistan and confiscate some free parts from the new Taliban repo depo?


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