On the rare occasion that you need to replace your Traeger grill's hot rod and firepot, we're here to help.
HOW TO REPLACE A HOT ROD & FIREPOT
If you need to replace your Traeger grill's hot rod and firepot, please take the steps below:
- Unplug your grill before performing any troubleshooting.
- Remove pellets from the hopper.
- Unscrew the control panel.
- Unscrew the front and back screws connecting the hopper to your grill.
- Carefully remove your hopper.
- Carefully cut the zip ties.
- Disconnect the purple cable and RTD wire.
- Remove the grill grate, drip pan, and heat baffle.
- Use a ¼” nut driver to remove the firepot.
- Loosen the hot rod screw (do not remove).
- Remove the hot rod by pulling it through the firepot's side.
- Insert the new hot rod from the hopper's side.
- Insert hot rod to about ¼” in the firepot.
- Tighten hot rod screw (do not overtighten).
- If you're replacing the old firepot, do it at this time. Place your new firepot in the slot.
- Screw and tighten the firepot's nuts.
- Reconnect the purple and the RTD wire.
- Use the zip tie to tie the wires together.
- Carefully reconnect the hopper to the grill and screw it in place.
- Screw on the controller (do not overtighten).