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Southern Pride of Texas | Burner BTU, Orifice, and Pressure Guide

Here you can find Southern Pride smoker burner BTU ratings, main and pilot orifice sizes, and gas supply/manifold pressures.

Gas Pressure Ratings

These pressures apply to all Southern Pride gas smokers.

Supply Pressure

NAT: 4.5″ – 10.0″ W.C.
LP: 11.0″-13.0″ W.C.

Manifold Pressure

NAT: 3.5″ W.C.
LP: 10.0″ W.C.

Gas Valve Springs

NAT: Silver Colored Spring
LP: Rust/Primer Colored Spring

Table of Contents

BTU Ratings and Orifice Sizes

Southern Pride Smoker w/ CV Thermostat | Smoker Will Not Turn Off

If you cannot turn your smoker off using the main power switch then your normally open (NO) contact block may be stuck closed or shorted closed.

To verify this you would check for 120v across terminals 3&4 of the NO contact block.  If you read 0v then then NO block is stuck closed, and needs replacement.

You would replace this with a new main power switch assembly found HERE.

Southern Pride Smoker Shock Relay Diagnosis and Settings

**NOTICE**
All repairs should be performed by a certified technician. Southern Pride of Texas® is not liable for any damges, or injury if you choose to attempt repairs on your own. When dealing with high voltage, and moving drive systems there is a risk of extreme injury, or even DEATH.

If you have a chain driven Southern Pride rotisserie smoker, and your rotisserie stops spinning you may have a faulty shock relay.  A shock relay works just like a breaker, but fancier.

Diagnostic procedure:
If you have a new style shock relay your relay will have terminals A1 and A2 instead of L1 and L2.

First, test for incoming power by testing for 120v across terminals A1/L1 and A2/L2 when the smoker is cooking.

**If you do not have 120v then please click HERE to learn how to diagnose no power to your shock relay.

Once you confirm you have 120v coming into your shock relay you need to test if you have 120v coming out of your shock relay.  This can be done by testing for 120v between terminals A2/L2 and 98.

**If you do have 120v across terminals A2 & 98 then your shock relay is fine.  Please click HERE to learn how to diagnose if your gearmotor, gearmotor brake, or capacitor is faulty.

If you have successfully confirmed you have 120v coming into the relay, but no 120v coming out then your shock relay is faulty.

You can also test a little farther by testing for 120v at the terminals closest to the gearmotor (usually blade connectors). Test with connectors still plugged up because if you unplug them it will lie to you.

A new shock relay can be purchased by clicking HERE.

**NOTICE**
New relays do not come with their settings pre-configured so once you receive your new shock relay make sure you’re settings are correct to prevent causing any unwanted failure and/or damage to your shock relay, gearmotor, or other rotisserie system parts.

MLR-150, SPX-300, SPK-500  Settings:

Start Time: 2.5
Shock Time: 1.0
Current: 1.5

SP-700, MLR-850, SPK-1000, SP-1000, SPK-1400 Settings:

Start Time: 2.5
Shock Time: 1.0
Current: 5.5

Diagnose No Power To CV Thermostat

**NOTICE**
All repairs should be performed by a certified technician. Southern Pride of Texas® is not liable for any damges, or injury if you choose to attempt repairs on your own. When dealing with high voltage, and moving drive systems there is a risk of extreme injury, or even DEATH.

Hello from Southern Pride of Texas,

Today we will explain how to diagnose a Southern Pride gas rotisserie smoker with a digital CV thermostat that is not powering up when the smoker should be operating. 

Compatible Gas Smoker Models:
MLR-150, SPX-300, SPK-500, SP-700, MLR-850, SPK-1400

Tools Required:
– Nut Driver
– Multimeter

The first thing you want to do is check your breaker and/or GFCI plug to ensure they have not tripped.

If your breaker has not tripped, and you are reading 120v AC from your outlet then please proceed with this guide.

Take your multimeter, and verify that we are receiving 120v  AC directly from the GFCI outlet. (You may also verify 120v to the unit by using the rotisserie advance button)

If you are receiving 120v then we need to remove the control panel for further testing.  

To remove the control panel first unplug your smoker from the wall then proceed to remove the bolts shown in the picture to the right to drop the control panel.

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Once the control panel has been dropped ensure nothing is making contact with the case of the smoker, and then plug the power to the machine back in.

First, we want to check the main power switch for 120v from terminal 3 to case ground.  Terminal 3 sends power directly to the thermostat. If you find 120v AC present at terminal 3 the thermostat is faulty, and needs replacement.  CLICK TO PURCHASE

If you do not have 120v on terminal 3 then perform the same test on terminal 4.

If you do not find 120v at terminal 4 then move to the clear ice cube relay that does not have a red wire.

At this relay you want to test for 120v across the coil with the doors closed, and the smoker in operation (A & B terminals on older relays, and terminals 13 & 14 on newer relays).

If you find 120v AC across the coil, but no power to terminal 3 then the main power switch needs replacement. CLICK TO PURCHASE

If 120v is not present across the coil then your relay has failed. CLICK TO PURCHASE

If 120v is comfirmed across the coil your door switch is either faulty, the gap between the switch and door is to far, or possibly has a bad connection.  

First, attempt to manually activate the magnet door switch by touching a metal object to it such as a knife, or spoon.  If no change then drop the door switch, and verify the molex connector is firmly secured, and there is no damaged to the wiring harness. If you find the wiring harness to be in good shape your door switch has more than likely failed.  CLICK TO PURCHASE.

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us directly for phone based support at 409-886-8626.

Southern Pride of Texas®
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