Below you will find an overview of an induction fan's different functionalities and why this is important when grilling with a wood-burning grill.
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What Is an Induction Fan?
An induction fan is one of two fans you will find inside your grill. It is responsible for circulating air and keeping the fire burning by circulating hardwood smoke through the cook chamber, much like a convection oven, thus providing evenly cooked, wood-fired food.
Induction fans will look like either of the images below, depending on the type of grill you have. AC (non-connected grills) will have the white fan with an orange wire harness. WiFIRE grills will be black.
Induction Fan SKUs
|Grill Type||120VSKU (N. America)||230V SKU (International)|
|AC (non-connected) Grills||KIT0019||KIT0182|
|D2 WiFIRE Grills||KIT0411
|New Timberlines & Ironwoods||KIT0674|
Normal Induction Fan Behavior
Induction fans in D2 grills are managed by the controller, which tells the fan when and how fast to run. It is normal for the grill fan to run intermittently and at different speeds--the controller consumes information from other components of the grill and will adjust fan behavior to meet the temperature expectations you set. For example, you may notice fan behavior changes when you ignite your grill, use SUPER SMOKE, or change the grill temperature. You may also notice it mid-cook if the flame is low or has gone out and the controller is trying to re-ignite the grill.
Unlike D2 grills, induction fans in AC grills run consistently. If you find that your AC grill's fan is not running as such, see Fan not Turning below.