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How do you fix a Traeger grill?

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Traeger grill problems result from a variety of causes including hot rod problems, fuse problems or excess pellet ash, so the repair varies depending on the cause of the problem. Simply put, the procedure is to determine the problem, then fix or replace damaged parts.

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If the grill does not ignite, there are several causes. The first cause is that the grill is plugged into an electric outlet with a ground fault interrupter plug that causes the hot rod to absorb too much moisture.

Another problem is ash build up in and around the firepot. Open the cooking chamber lid, remove the cooking grill, the angled drip pan and the U-shaped firepot cover. Clean the ash in and around the firepot.

If the prior fixes do not work, the grill may not ignite due to a fuse problem. To check the fuse on the back of the control board, unplug the grill from the electrical outlet and unscrew the control board. If the fuse is not blown, switch the colored plugs to check for power. Unplug the purple plug and the orange plug, and plug the purple plug into the orange plug.

Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet and turn the grill on. If the induction fan operates, a new hot rod and fuse is needed. If not, a new control board is needed. Unplug the purple from the orange, and reconnect the plugs to their correct color plug.

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