I have a little chief 9800 top load smoker and lost the heating element in a move. There are two elements available, a 7.5" and an 8.5", but I'm not sure which size my smoker takes. Is there any way to tell? The smoker is about 9 years old.
The #4 Little Chief element is 7 inches and more importantly is 250 watts, this is the correct wattage for ALL Little Chief Smokers newer than about 15 - 20 years old.
The #5 Little Chief element is 8.5 inches and is also 250W but is for newer models before 2006.
Look at www.smokehouseproducts.com
for clarification & best fit.
For very, very old models (20+) there is a ceramic disk (175W) that heats the chip pan and is hard to find and expensive, a person would be better off finding a new one on sale at the big box boys store Read More At : Little Chief 9800...