Hopper-pellets burned inside (black) and paint damaged

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by dtpauly, May 30, 2016.

  1. dtpauly

    dtpauly Newbie

    I have no idea what happened - I went out to my Traeger, it was running, but no fire. When I opened the hopper, alot of the pellets were black and the paint on the outside of the hopper was bubbled. Now when I turn it on, the auger doesn't turn, but the igniter still works. Did I burn up the control board?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Empty out all the pellets...   Probably some foreign material jamming the auger...   They are designed to slip when jammed....
  3. dtpauly

    dtpauly Newbie

    I tried that - maybe I'll try again. I'm just afraid that it not only blackened the pellets, but burned up the control board. I have no idea what happened.

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