Replace broken meat temperature probe, or fix?


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Old 11-01-17, 12:28 PM
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Replace broken meat temperature probe, or fix?

The meat probe for our Jenn-Air oven has a break in the probe wire. Should I continue to use it? Or should I replace it with a new $90 one? Or can it be fixed, say, with high temperature tape (if such tape exists)? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Old 11-01-17, 12:41 PM
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You can continue to use it as is. If you are careful it will last a decent amount of time. High temperature tape or silicone over the break in the outer sheath will help prevent it from flexing repeatedly in the same spot which will eventually break the wire. There are silicone tapes (silicone X-Treme from Mocap) good up to 500f .
 
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Old 11-01-17, 12:46 PM
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Please show a picture of the other end, the plug that fits into the oven. With red and white inner wires that should be a type J thermocouple and you can buy a replacement off of ebay for less than ten bucks IF it has a standard plug.
 
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Old 11-01-17, 01:32 PM
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Part # 71001870. Pretty widely available from $30 on up.

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Using the standard 1/4" phone plug.
 
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High temperature silicone tape will cost half as much as that cord. So, if you can go for the $30 replacement.
 
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Oh wow, this is, once again, great information! Thanks all for your help.

For reference, the plug end on my probe is a 1/4" phone jack.

I am going to try the hi temp tape from Mocap for starters. It seems like a cheap alternative and I don't have to worry about whether the probe calibration will be out of whack.
 
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Old 11-02-17, 06:55 AM
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At work we smear a little high-temp RTV sealer (auto parts store) into such breaks & it often lasts longer than the surrounding insulation.
 
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A nice option too. Thanks
 
 

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