Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by goliath, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic

    hi everyone

    i have a new CS 450 Louisiana gril. used less than 10 times, worked great 2 days ago, today the damn ignitor rod wont heat up. the fan runs and the pellets poop.

    ANY IDEAS??????

    Goliath¬† [​IMG]
  2. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Ignitors seem to go bad on a lot of the cookers. and your next one may last for a year, not sure why that is. Call the company they should be able to ship you a new one, you can always light manually until then I guess. About the only way to check it that I would know of is to use a DVOM and check for power coming from the controller, and maybe resistance through the rod, but not sure what it should be.

    Good luck sir.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If they have a safety device programmed into it, if the igniter draws low amps, the fuel will not turn on.... It turns on momentarily and then the fuel shuts off.. keeps from having a BIG BOOM..... That means the igniter is weak.... usually the igniter is "one size fits all" and you should be able to find one on amazon or the Big Box store.....

    Check the connectors.... one may be loose.....
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
  4. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Light the firepot with a propane torch. Once the pellets are lit the unit will operate. Get a replacement hotrod made for the Louisianna grills. I don't believe they use the generic traeger type.
  5. daron jake

    daron jake Fire Starter

    Big boom ??? On a pellet grill ???
  6. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Oh yeah, it happens. Leave that lid closed and combustible gases build up? She'll jump off the patio. Not common but it happens. Usually in the middle of a cook and the pellets go out. If you try to restart without the proper procedure with the lid closed don't be standing too close.

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