Learn more about augers and auger motors in D2 WiFIRE grills.
WHAT IS AN AUGER?
An auger is a rotating metal shaft with a blade at the end that feeds a small number of pellets from the grill hopper to the firepot. The igniter rod/Hot rod lights the pellets and primes the fire, raising the grill to an initial starting temperature based on the controller setting.
WHAT IS AN AUGER MOTOR?
The term 'auger motor' refers to a device, consisting of an electric motor and a reduction gearbox, that turns an auger shaft at a predetermined rate (typically 2 RPM, but this can vary) to deliver fuel (e.g., wood pellets) from the hopper to the firepot in a pellet grill.
NORMAL AUGER & AUGER MOTOR BEHAVIOR
It is normal for the auger to cycle on and off as it feeds pellets into the firepot.
It is normal for the Auger Motor to sway or rock at times. Some movement will be expected as the auger turns to feed pellets through the auger shaft.
COMMON D2 AUGER & AUGER MOTOR ISSUES
|Auger Feeding During Shutdown||Auger Continuously Feeding Pellets|
|Auger Jam||Clearing an Auger Jam in a WiFIRE-Enabled Grill|
|Auger Not Turning||Auger Not Turning|
|Auger Spinning Backward||Auger Spinning Backward|
|How to Replace an Auger and/or Auger Motor||Replacing an Auger & Auger Motor on a D2 Grill|
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