Removing a Timberline & Ironwood Hopper Service Panel

What's in This Article?

How to remove your Timberline/Timberline XL's or Ironwood's hopper service panel, sometimes called the hopper access panel or side panel.

Applicable SKUs

The instructions in these instructions apply to the following item numbers.

  • KIT0637
  • KIT0638

Hopper Service Panel Location

On new Timberline & Ironwood grills, the access panel is on the right side of the hopper.

It can be removed to access the internal components of the motherboard. From here, you can also access the auger motor assembly, the display/controller, and the internal cooling fan.

Removing/Replacing a Hopper Service Panel

When replacing any service part, instruct customers to replace all components included in the service part packaging: hardware, wiring, connectors, etc.

IMPORTANT: Before proceeding

To continue you'll need to remove your hopper service panel. To remove this panel for the first time, you'll want to use an impact driver to remove the screws behind the P.A.L rail on your hopper service panel. 

  1. If this is your first time removing the hopper service panel and you don't have an impact driver of your own. Contact our customer support team and we'll send you a complimentary manual impact driver.
    • If you already have a manual impact driver, proceed to removing the hopper service panel.
    • If you have already removed the service panel screws, you can disregard the impact driver and use a regular Phillips screwdriver.
  2. Once you've removed the screws using the impact driver, continue with the next steps outlined here in this article.

Once Service Panel Screws are Removed

  1. Remove the hopper side P.A.L rail.
  2. Confirm you have a good fit between the 2" screwdriver bit and the screw.
    • These screws can strip if using an ill-fitting bit/screwdriver or drill. Proceed with caution, being aware of if the screw starts stripping. If the screw begin stripping, contact our customer service.
  3. Remove the two screws below the P.A.L rail first, apply moderate pressure to the screws with the driver and remove.
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  4. Remove the remaining hopper access panel screws: 2 screws on the top of the panel and 2 screws on the bottom angled surface.
    Removing_Hopper_Access_Panel_-_Top_Screws.png Removing_Hopper_Access_Panel_-_Bottom_Screws.png
  5. Pull the access panel from the hopper.
  6. To replace the hopper access panel, put the new panel on and reinsert screws in reverse order from above. 

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