Meat Probe Alerts - D2

What's in This Article?

There are several meat probe alerts that you may see on your grill's controller and in the Traeger app.

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'Bad Meat Probe' Error

  1. Check your grill's firmware to make sure it's on the current version.
  2. Unplug the meat probe and plug it back in.
  3. If the error continues, Clear Notifications
    • Menu > Settings > Clear Notifications.
  4. Calibrate the probe.
    • MenuSettings > Probe Calibration
  5. If unable to calibrate or if calibrating does not resolve the error, replace the meat probe.
  6. Contact Customer Support with any additional questions or to troubleshoot further and see if you can utilize your grill's warranty.

'Calibration Failed' Error

This message occurs when a WiFIRE controller is unable to calibrate a probe successfully. Please take the steps below:

  1. Make sure your probe is inserted entirely into the jack, and try to calibrate again.
  2. Power Cycle your grill. 
  3. Calibrate the probe again.
    • MenuSettings > Probe Calibration
  4. If you get this message again, contact Customer Support so we can help you troubleshoot further. 

'Insert Meat Probe' Notification

What Does the Grill Do When This Error Occurs?

The grill pushes the alert. This notification isn't critical, and it won't interfere with your cook. Your grill will continue working without issue if this occurs in the middle of your cook.


This notification appears when your wired meat probe is plugged into your grill's controller, but it's not fully inserted into a protein.

What to Do

To clear this notification you have two options:

  1. Unplug the wired meat probe from your grill's controller.
  2. Insert your wired meat probe into your food.

If you continue to get an Insert Meat Probe notification after following the options above, power cycle your grill. 

Remember, this is simply an alert and has no effect on your grill's ability to perform. If you are in the middle of a cook, power cycle your grill once you're done cooking.

  1. Turn off and unplug your grill.
  2. Flip the power switch to the ON position, wait 10 seconds, and flip the power switch back to the OFF position.
  3. Plug in and turn on your grill.

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