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.
- Hot Rod Replacement Instructions on an AC Grill
- Hot Rod Replacement Instructions for New Timberline Grills
KIT0255, KIT0382, KIT0383
If you have any questions as you go through these steps, give us a call at 1-800-TRAEGER.
- Turn off and unplug the grill. Make sure the grill is cool to the touch.
- Open the lid and remove the grill grates, drip tray and heat baffle.
- Vacuum out any residual ash and pellets from the firepot.
- Remove the four screws that secure the firepot to the auger tube.
- Push the firepot away from the hopper, rotate it 45° and lift it out to expose the hot rod wires.
- Disconnect the hot rod wire connector.
- Loosen the set screw that secures the hot rod in place to the firepot.
- Remove the hot rod from the firepot.
- 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.
- Tighten the set screw to secure the hot rod placement in the firepot (do not overtighten).
- Reconnect the hot rod cable connection.
- Place the firepot back in place.
- Secure the firepot in place using the four screws you removed in step 4.
- Remove the hopper access panel (side or bottom panel, depending on the model), find the hot rod wire, and make sure it's taut.
- Replace the heat baffle, drip tray and grill grates.
- Traeger on!