REPLACING A HOT ROD & FIREPOT ON A WIFIRE GRILL

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Replacing the hot rod on your Traeger grill is easy. In a few simple steps you should be back grilling in no time.

These steps are for our WiFIRE-enabled grills. If you're replacing a hot rod or a firepot on a new Timberline or on a grill without WiFi connectivity (AC), click on the link below that's right for your grill.

APPLICABLE SKUS

KIT0255, KIT0382, KIT0383

REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions as you go through these steps, give us a call at 1-800-TRAEGER.

 

  1. Turn off and unplug the grill. Make sure the grill is cool to the touch.
  2. Open the lid and remove the grill grates, drip tray and heat baffle.
  3. Vacuum out any residual ash and pellets from the firepot.
  4. Remove the four screws that secure the firepot to the auger tube.
  5. Push the firepot away from the hopper, rotate it 45° and lift it out to expose the hot rod wires. 
  6. Disconnect the hot rod wire connector.
  7. Loosen the set screw that secures the hot rod in place to the firepot.
  8. Remove the hot rod from the firepot.
  9. Insert the new hot rod into the firepot, making sure the end of the hot rod is only exposed about 1/8-1/4"/4-6 mm.
  10. Tighten the set screw to secure the hot rod placement in the firepot (do not overtighten).
  11. Reconnect the hot rod cable connection.
  12. Place the firepot back in place.
  13. Secure the firepot in place using the four screws you removed in step 4. 
  14. Remove the hopper access panel (side or bottom panel, depending on the model), find the hot rod wire, and make sure it's taut.
  15. Replace the heat baffle, drip tray and grill grates.
  16. Traeger on!
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