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If you're cooking when it's hot outside, it's hard to maintain low temperatures. In the heat of summer, I have to tend my grill continually opening and closing the lid to keep the temperature down to my cooking temp of 180. That, of course, lets the smoke escape. If it gets too hot when the temperatures are moderate, i.e. 60s and 70s, the augur may be dumping too many pellets into the fire pot and need realigning. I suggest you contact Traeger customer service at http://www.traegergrills.com and see what they suggest.

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SOURCE: I have an electric Traeger grill. I plug it in

Make sure your grill is unplugged. Them take the controler out and there is a fuse on the back side of the control. There is also a new fuse there to replace the old one. If the fuse is blown, you could have a bad hot rod or other component that is bad. Usually the hot rod is the problem and they should be under warrenty so call Treager and get a new one sent. If the fuse blows after it is replace, you can un hook the purple wire and replace the fuse and see if it will work them. If it does, it is the hotrod.

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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Why won't my Grill Ignite?
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  4. If the fuse is good, check for power by switching the colored plugs first. Unplug the purple plug and the orange plug. Plug the purple plug into the orange plug. Now plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet and turn the grill on. Does the induction fan operate? If so, you will need a new hot rod and fuse. If not, you will need a new control board. Unplug the purple from the orange and reconnect the plugs together to their correct color plug.
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