Auger Motor Replacements - AC Grills

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Need help replacing your auger motor in your AC grill? Check out our guide below.

 

Applicable Part Numbers

KIT0020, KIT0183, KIT0298

 

Replacing an Auger Motor on an AC Grill

  1. On the bottom grate under the hopper, locate the 4 screws that hold it in place and remove them.
  2. Remove the 2 screws holding in the controller.
  3. Once removed, rotate the controller to push it through where it was housed.
    1. Unless already removed, clip the zip ties holding all the wires together.
  4. Locate the 4 screws holding the hopper assembly on the grill and remove them (2 on either side).
  5. Carefully remove the hopper assembly.
  6. Remove the 1/4-inch bushing screw (the screw holding the auger to the grill frame).
  7. Using a 7/64 Allen key & pliers, or 5-16-inch socket wrench, remove the Shear pin, freeing the auger from the Auger motor.
  8. Once the shear pin is removed and the auger is free, disconnect the old auger motor and connect the replacement.
    • See the Wiring diagram for more info on connecting the auger motor. 
  9. Insert the new auger and follow these steps in reverse to reassemble.
  10. While replacing the auger motor, the grounding wires most likely need to be reconnected. Contact Customer Support for further assistance.

How to Replace an Auger Motor with a Jammed Auger

  1. On the bottom grate under the hopper, locate the 4 screws that hold it in place and remove them.
  2. Remove the 2 screws holding in the controller.
  3. Once removed, rotate the controller so you can push it through where it was housed.
    1. Unless already removed, clip the zip ties holding all the wires together.
  4. Locate the 4 screws holding the hopper assembly on the grill and remove them (2 on either side).
  5. Carefully remove the hopper assembly.
  6. Remove the 1/4-inch bushing screw (Screw holding the auger to the grill frame).
  7. With force, try to pull the auger motor back and forth by hand to loosen the jam.
  8. Using a 7/64 Allen key & pliers, or 5-16-inch socket wrench, remove the Shear pin, freeing the auger from the Auger motor.
  9. Once the auger is free, disconnect the old auger motor and connect the replacement.
    • See the Wiring diagram for more info on connecting the auger motor. 
  10. Insert the new auger and follow these steps in reverse to reassemble.

 

Replacing an Auger Motor on an AC Timberline 850/1300

  1. On the bottom grate under the hopper, locate the 4 screws that hold it in place and remove them.
  2. Remove the 2 screws holding in the controller.
  3. Once removed, rotate the controller to push it through where it was housed.
    1. Unless already removed, clip the zip ties holding all the wires together.
  4. Locate the 4 screws holding the hopper assembly on the grill and remove them (2 on either side).
  5. Next, remove the bottom grate to access the auger through the auger hatch on the side of the hopper (you will not need to remove the entire hopper assembly in this case).
  6. Remove the 1/4-inch bushing screw (the screw holding the auger to the grill frame).
  7. Using a 7/64 Allen key & pliers, or 5-16-inch socket wrench, remove the Shear pin, freeing the auger from the Auger motor.
  8. Once the shear pin is removed and the auger is free, disconnect the old auger motor and connect the replacement.
    • See the Wiring diagram for more info on connecting the auger motor. 
  9. Insert the new auger and follow these steps in reverse to reassemble.

Replacing an Auger Motor with a Jammed Auger

  1. On the bottom grate under the hopper, locate the 4 screws that hold it in place and remove them.
  2. Remove the 2 screws holding in the controller.
  3. Once removed, rotate the controller to push it through where it was housed.
    1. Unless already removed, clip the zip ties holding all the wires together.
  4. Locate the 4 screws holding the hopper assembly on the grill and remove them (2 on either side).
  5. Next, remove the bottom grate to access the auger through the auger hatch on the side of the hopper (you will not need to remove the entire hopper assembly in this case).
  6. Remove the 1/4-inch bushing screw (Screw holding the auger to the grill frame).
  7. With force, try to pull the auger motor back and forth by hand to loosen the jam.
  8. Using a 7/64 Allen key & pliers, or 5-16-inch socket wrench, remove the Shear pin, freeing the auger from the Auger motor.
  9. Once the auger is free, disconnect the old auger motor and connect the replacement.
    • See the Wiring diagram for more info on connecting the auger motor. 
  10. Insert the new auger and follow these steps in reverse to reassemble.
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