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Traeger BBQ trips circuit breaker

My traeger BBQ after running for more than just a couple of mins. will trip the GFI and circuit breaker. It has not done this in the 4 years that I have owned it and has been plugged into the same outlet the whole time. I replaced the outlet and the GFI, it still does it. I can plug anything into this out let and it will work with the exception of the traeger. Is there a fuse or something I need to look at in the trager itself?

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    sane problem on a brand new grill-I'm sure our problem is the fan motor as the fan doesn't run freely-we are sincerely disappointed in what we thought to be a quality product

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Mine is doing the same thing, but it does it within seconds of turning it on. I'd assume you as well have the digital thermostat. I've narrowed it down to what I believe is the flame ignitor (or the purple connector). Unplug it and it should eliminate tripping and order new part or get warranty part.

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My two friends and I bought new Traeger's in December of 2009 and within 45 days began to trip the GFI for all 3 units. I am an electrician and did some tests to find the igniter is shorted to its case. This is a dangerous electrical condition and could result in electrocution if you bypass the GFI for a regular outlet. I have replaced the two igniters for my two friends and the problem has gone away. Mine is still failed and I am waiting for a replacement. While talking with Traeger representative, he stated they had some bad igniters installed and are replacing with a better quality unit. Good luck in your efforts

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I had the same problem. Replacing the igniter rod did indeed fix the issue. I followed this helpful video which made the process very straightforward:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MELAQbssL0g

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I have been using my Traeger for ~ 4 years and it has been fine until recently when it started poping the GFI. I tore the whole thing apart and realized it was the auger. Due to the rainy weather the dust from the pellets had turned into glue and clogged the auger. After I cleaned it out and put it back together, I turned it on and realized I had burned out the ignitor while troubleshooting it. I replaced it and it worked fine the next two times but then it started popping the GFI about 10 minutes into the warmup period. I was able to determine that it is not the GFI. Then it started working again for me so I stopped troubleshooting it. My wife tried using it a couple of days later and the GFI popped again. I'll try starting it with the igniter and then disconnecting it after the fire is started.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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    Joe Raponi Nov 27, 2013

    I have the same issue with the GFI tripping. The unit works fine on a non GFI circuit.I called the Traeger rep and he said right away it is the igniter rod. Replacement of the rod should fix the problem

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