HOW TO REMOVE & REPLACE PELLETS

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When preparing your grill for storage, or if your pellets have been compromised by age or water, follow the steps below to make sure your grill continues running at its optimal state. 

 

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR PELLETS ARE BAD

Pellets can be compromised from exposure to water, age, or handling. Keep an eye out for the following to determine if a bag of pellets has gone bad: 

  • Pellets are dull and have no sheen 
  • Pellets easily crumble 
  • Moisture in the pellet bag/storage container
  • Clumps of sawdust 
  • Sawdust throughout the bag 

 

HOW TO REMOVE PELLETS

  1. Remove pellets from the hopper. 
    • If your grill has a release door on the back of the hopper, unscrew the lock and open it to remove pellets from the hopper. Then, use a wet-dry vacuum or your hands to remove any remaining pellets or sawdust from the hopper. 
      • Always turn off the grill when putting your hands into the hopper.
    • If your grill does not have a release door, unscrew and remove the pellet guard in the hopper, and then use a wet-dry vacuum or manually with a small bucket to remove the remaining pellets from the hopper. 
      • We do not recommend tipping the grill to empty the hopper.
      • **Always turn off the grill when putting your hands into the hopper.**
  2. Remove all internal components of the grill, like the grill grate, drip tray, and heat baffle.
  3. Plug in and turn on the grill.
  4. Prime the auger until the auger is empty and no longer pushes pellets into the firepot. 
    • WiFIRE-enabled grills 
      • On your controller, navigate to Select Auger > Prime Auger
      • Repeat until pellets no longer come out of the auger tube. 
    • Non-WiFIRE-enabled grills 
      • On the grill controller, set the grill to High (or the highest temp possible) until pellets no longer come out of the auger tube. 
  5. Turn off and unplug the grill.
  6. Use a wet-dry vacuum or your hands to remove all the pellets and sawdust from the firepot. 

 

HOW TO ADD NEW PELLETS

Once you’ve removed the compromised pellets, follow the steps below to get back to grilling. 

  1. Add fresh quality pellets to the hopper. 
  2. Prime the auger until pellets fall into the firepot. 
    • WiFIRE-enabled grills 
      • On your controller, navigate to Select Auger > Prime Auger
      • Once pellets begin to fall into the firepot, select Done to turn off the auger. 
    • Non-WiFIRE-enabled grills
      • On the grill controller, set the grill to High (or the highest temp possible) until pellets begin to fall into the firepot. 
  3. Return all internal components to their correct places inside the grill (heat baffle, drip tray, and grill grates). 
  4. You are ready to get back to grilling. 
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