How to Prime an Auger

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How to prime an auger on a Traeger Pellet Grill.

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When to Prime an Auger

You should prime your grill's auger during the following scenarios:

  • Initial firing/seasoning
  • After replacing the auger or any part that requires removing the auger
  • After running out of pellets

Priming an Auger on an AC Grill

  1. Add fresh pellets to the hopper.
  2. Remove the grill grate, drip tray, and heat baffle.
  3. Look in the firepot to ensure it is not full of pellets.
  4. On the grill controller, set the grill to High (or the highest temp possible) until pellets begin to fall into the firepot, usually takes 2-5 minutes.
  5. Turn the dial to Shutdown Cycle.
  6. Return all internal components (heat baffle, drip tray, and grill grates) to their correct places inside the grill.

Priming an Auger on a D2 Grill

  1. Add fresh pellets to the hopper.
  2. On the grill controller, navigate to Select Auger>Prime Auger.
  3. Once pellets begin to fall into the firepot, select Done to turn off the auger.

Priming an Auger on a Touchscreen Grill

  1. On the controller, go to Menu>Maintenance & Care>Auger>Prime Auger>Start.
  2. Controller will read Priming in Progress
  3. When Prime Complete displays, hit the exit button.
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