Fuel Sensor - Flat Top Grill

What's in This Article?

Traeger's flat top grill's fuel sensor solves one of the biggest pain points of propane-fueled cooking: knowing if you have enough propane in the tank to complete your cook. Let's learn more.


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What Is a Fuel Sensor?

The fuel sensor is a feature on the flat top grill's digital controller. It allows you to monitor your propane tank gas level by measuring the amount of fuel left in the tank through the tank's weight.


Fuel Sensor Part Number

The fuel sensor indicator, as seen on the control panel, is a part of the grill's control panel.

The following parts work together with the fuel sensor

  • Control Panel: FTK0012
  • Load Cell: FTK0016
  • Tank Hook: FTK0015

Where Is My Fuel Sensor?

The fuel sensor itself is built into the grill's control panel. The fuel sensor indicator is located on the controller to the left of the IGNITE button.


How Does the Fuel Sensor Work?

The fuel level sensor displays the fuel level in the propane tank. The sensor receives communication from the load cell, which measures the weight of the tank hung on the tank hook.

The fuel sensor displays the tank level in 20% increments. When the tank is full, all five dots will illuminate. When the tank is low, only one dot will be lit.

Calibrating Your Fuel Sensor

When you calibrate with a full tank, the griddle remembers this weight—so there’s no need to recalibrate as you replace future tanks. For a successful calibration experience do the following before starting:

  • Remove the propane tank before calibrating the fuel sensor
  • Always calibrate with a full tank
  • Calibrating will only work when plugged into an outlet -- this feature is disabled when powering the griddle with a 9V battery.

  1. Plug your grill into a grounded electrical outlet and set the main power switch on the back of the grill to ON (I). The power switch will illuminate when turned on. Make sure you have your propane tank nearby for the next step.
  2. With the tank OFF the hook, press and hold the tank calibration button for three seconds. You will hear a beep and the fuel level indicator LEDs will sweep back and forth. The beep may sometimes be delayed, but as long as the fuel level indicator LEDs sweep back and forth, you can proceed with the next step.
    Next, place your propane tank on the hook, found under the grill.
    • Timing: You only have 30 seconds to place your tank on the hook after you hear the beep. If you fail to do so, your grill will exit the calibration mode.
  3. After your grill reads the weight of your tank, all five LEDs will blink and you’ll hear a beep to confirm your fuel sensor has been calibrated.
    If you do not hear a beep and see the flashes, remove the tank and repeat steps 2 and 3.
  4. Attach your regulator hose to the propane tank. You’re all set!


How to Exit Calibration Mode

If you accidentally enter calibration mode, you can exit calibration mode by simply pressing the tank calibration button. This will restore your previous calibration values or, if your fuel level sensor has never been calibrated, this will restore the default value.


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