REPLACING A HOT ROD & FIREPOT

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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:

  1. Unplug your grill before performing any troubleshooting.
  2. Remove pellets from the hopper.
  3. Unscrew the control panel.
  4. Unscrew the front and back screws connecting the hopper to your grill.
  5. Carefully remove your hopper.
  6. Carefully cut the zip ties.
  7. Disconnect the purple cable and RTD wire.
  8. Remove the grill grate, drip pan, and heat baffle.
  9. Use a ¼” nut driver to remove the firepot.
  10. Loosen the hot rod screw (do not remove).
  11. Remove the hot rod by pulling it through the firepot's side.
  12. Insert the new hot rod from the hopper's side.
  13. Insert hot rod to about ¼” in the firepot. 
  14. Tighten hot rod screw (do not overtighten). 
  15. If you're replacing the old firepot, do it at this time. Place your new firepot in the slot.
  16. Screw and tighten the firepot's nuts.
  17. Reconnect the purple and the RTD wire.
  18. Use the zip tie to tie the wires together.
  19. Carefully reconnect the hopper to the grill and screw it in place.
  20. Screw on the controller (do not overtighten).


You can also reference this helpful tutorial video. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service

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