Water Smoker Trouble Shooting


  • Check for fissures or cracks in the coating of the element surface
  • Check the seals at the connection to the thermostat for damage
  • Make sure the element is not touching any metal surfaces


  • Check the cord for damage
  • Check the connection to the element
  • The light should come on when plugged in and go off when the grill reaches the selected temperature. The light should then cycle on and off as the grill maintains the selected temperature.

If there is any issue with the element or thermostat that item will need to be replaced.

Positioning Bullet smokers are very sensitive to external conditions, particularly wind. The smoker should be positioned away from breezes and top should not be opened and closed too often or loss of heat will occur.

Temperature Gauge

Always supplement the gauge on the unit with an internal meat probe thermometer to accurately measure internal temps.