Induction Fan

What's in This Article?

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.


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)
Portable Grills KIT0469 KIT0468
AC (non-connected) Grills KIT0019 KIT0182
D2 WiFIRE Grills KIT0411
New Timberlines & Ironwoods KIT0674


Normal Induction Fan Behavior

D2 Grills

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.

AC Grills

Unlike D2 grills, induction fans in AC grills run consistently. If you find that your AC grill's fan is not running as such, contact Customer Support.

Timberlines & Ironwoods

The main induction fan functions similarly to the fans in D2 grills. However, they run at varying speeds and do not run constantly. Instead, it is normal for this fan to run intermittently, as required, based on the needs to maintain the grill's temperature. This means this fan will vary in rpm based on temperature settings, cook mode (super smoke vs. normal), the rate of temperature change, etc.

This is different from the hopper auxiliary fan, which is much smaller and will run to cool down the internal components of the grill. The induction fan will oscillate depending on the internal grill temperature, whereas the hopper auxiliary fan will run consistently. 

Induction Fan-Related Errors & Notifications

The errors listed in the table below are ones specifically related to the grill's induction fan.

AC Grills D2 Grills New Timberlines & Ironwoods


Induction Fan Issues & Troubleshooting

For instructions on how to replace an induction fan, follow the link to the article that matches the type of grill you're working on.

AC Grills D2 Grills
Diagnosing Induction Fan Issues on a Non-WiFi Grill Diagnosing Induction Fan Issues on a D2 WiFIRE Grill


Induction Fan Replacement Instructions

AC Grills D2 Grills New Timberlines & Ironwoods
Induction Fan Replacement Instructions for Non-WiFi Grills
Induction Fan Replacement Instructions - D2 WiFIRE Grills Induction Fan Replacement Steps - Timberlines & Ironwoods

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