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My traeger keeps blowing the circuit breaker I have replaced the ignitor less the 6 monthes ago is there somthing else that I should look atrex

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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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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 hot rod igniter (or the purple connector). Unplug it and it should eliminate tripping and order new part or get warranty part.

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