Why Does My Traeger Keep Shutting Off?

Have you ever been in the middle of cooking something on your Traeger grill only to have it shut off on you? It’s a frustrating experience, to say the least. But why does it happen? In this blog post, we’ll explore the most common reasons why your Traeger may keep shutting off and what you can do to fix it.

7 Reasons Why Your Traeger Keeps Shutting Off

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1. The auger isn’t feeding pellets into the fire pot

One of the most common reasons why your Traeger grill may keep shutting off is because the auger isn’t feeding pellets into the fire pot. The auger is the device that feeds pellets into the fire pot. If it’s not working properly, the fire will eventually go out.

2. The fire pot is dirty

Another common reason for your Traeger grill to keep shutting off is a dirty fire pot. Over time, the fire pot can collect ash and other debris. This can prevent the fire from getting enough oxygen, causing it to go out.

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3. The grill is out of pellets

If your grill is out of pellets, it will obviously shut off. This is why it’s important to check the pellet level before cooking. It’s also a good idea to keep a spare bag of pellets on hand in case you run out.

4. The grill is over-heated

If the grill gets too hot, it will automatically shut off. This is a safety feature to prevent the grill from catching fire. If your grill is shutting off due to over-heating, you’ll need to let it cool down before using it again.

5. The controller is defective

In some cases, the controller itself may be defective. This is a less common problem but it can happen. If you suspect the controller is the problem, you’ll need to replace it.

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6. There’s a problem with the electrical supply

Another possibility is that there’s a problem with the electrical supply to the grill. This could be a problem with the outlet, the extension cord, or the grill itself. If you suspect an electrical problem, you’ll need to have it checked by a qualified electrician.

7. The grill is defective

Unfortunately, sometimes the grill itself may be defective. If you’ve tried all of the other troubleshooting tips and the grill still keeps shutting off, you may need to contact customer service or return the grill for a replacement.

FAQs

How do I reset my Traeger grill?

If your Traeger grill is shutting off, you can try resetting it. To reset your grill, simply turn it off and unplug it from the power outlet. Wait a few minutes, then plug it back in and turn it on.

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How do I clean my Traeger grill?

If your Traeger grill is shutting off, you may need to clean it. To clean your grill, simply turn it off and unplug it from the power outlet. Remove the pellets from the hopper and the firepot. Clean the hopper and the firepot with a brush and soapy water. Dry the hopper and the firepot completely before adding fresh pellets and turning on the grill.

How do I know if my Traeger grill is overheat?

If your Traeger grill is shutting off, it may be due to overheating. To check if your grill is overheating, touch the outside of the grill. If it feels hot, it may be overheat.

What are the signs of a bad igniter on a Traeger grill?

If your igniter is bad, you may notice that your grill is taking longer to start up. You may also notice that your grill is producing less smoke than usual.

What are the signs of a bad controller on a Traeger grill?

If your controller is bad, you may notice that your grill is shutting off more frequently. You may also notice that the temperature of your grill is fluctuating.

Conclusion

If your Traeger grill keeps shutting off, there are a few possible reasons why. The most common culprits are a dirty fire pot, a problem with the auger, or the grill running out of pellets. In some cases, the controller may be defective.

If you’ve tried all of the other troubleshooting tips and the grill still keeps shutting off, you may need to contact customer service or return the grill for a replacement.