WARNING: Removing the old style K-probe with the white insulating sleeve should only be done if absolutely necessary. It is very easy to damage the probe's conductors as they are made from a thin, single, solid-core wire and are somewhat brittle. Avoid unnecessarily bending the wires, particularly on a small radius. It is easy to damage the small conductors inside the plug when compressing their retaining tabs and pulling them from the plug. Be sure to make note of the polarity as the wires MUST go back in the same way they came out.
How to Remove the Old Style K-Probe

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 NOTE: This video is for the old style K-probe with the larger, white insulating sleeve. The newer probes have a covering that is much smaller in diameter. To remove the new probe unplug it from teh control panel, unscrew the locknut, slide the nut and washer off the wire, and remove the probe through the roast chamber. There is NO NEED to remove the plug from the wire.
  Be aware that when removing the OLD STYLE K-probe that damage to the probe's tiny connectors inside the plug or damage to the wires themselves is possible. This will render the thermopcouple unusable and require replacement. Use care when following this procedure.

Installation is in the reverse order of removal:
  • Insert the probe's wire through the roast chamber's rear wall first.
  • Next, working from behind the roast chamber's rear wall, slide the the washer, then the nut, and then the insulationg sleeve onto the probe's wires.
  • After insuring that all parts are in place, reinsert the wires' contacts into the plug. Be sure of the polarity before insertting them!
  • The wires must be held in the plug securely by the tiny retaining tabs.