Their parts should work together as system, so you are able to have easy experience with grill cooking when you start the program and wait until it’s ready. The pellets are brought to the fire to get the desired temperature of smoking, a digital board for control and special sensors work together to support the necessary cooking temp.
But if some of the parts got problems, the error codes are shown. These mysterious problems should be deciphered to get an idea what is going on. It’s not as simple as dealing with a charcoal grill, but that is possible to handle it.
Traeger Error Code 1
If you have seen this number of a code on the screen of your grill. It is very likely that you have got bad connection on your RTD. So, the digital display shows you the cause of a problem, but it doesn’t always show it. The abbreviation ERR on the screen may mean that there must be malfunction of the RTD probe. Anyway, if you see some error code on a display of your Traeger, you will be able to understand what is going on. But, of course, in most cases you had better consult a professional and refer to the repair service. Maybe, you need some part to be replaced by a pro and the grill will work as it did before.
Traeger HER Code Fix
When you saw a HEr error code on your digital screen, it means that the temperature of a grill went too high and it is more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The possible problems with a smoker may be the following:
- Too much ash or grease in the grill
- Faulty temperature probe
- Faulty temp controller
- Bad pellets and too much dust in them
So, what you should do to get some checking:
- Shut the power off and try to resent the controller
- Check the pellet if they are of a satisfactory quality for smoking
- Check the fire pot if it isn’t too stuffed
But handling such a problem keep in mind that there are many causes of this error code and maybe try to refer to a specialist, who will fix your problem and save your time and nerves.
How to Fix LEr Code on Traeger
If a LEr error code has appeared on your display of a grill, it means the temperature of the grill is less than 125 degrees Fahrenheit. It may happen if you set it for a low and slow smoke, or maybe you ran out of pellets or they are too dusty and the fire pot is too dirty and stuffed. Maybe it is a windy day and your grill isn’t just able to reach the necessary heat. In this case you should turn up the temperature set for your grilling and it will be fine.
But if the weather is okay, there are the following steps you should do for checking:
- Check the fire pot for dust, make sure your grill is clean as it might be a cause of your low temp
- There might be problems with a heat sensor. So, restart it and see how it goes further
- Maybe there are problems with p- setting, which is ‘p’ setting. You should restart it too.
These are the possible problems happening to your grill, but the problem may get much bigger and you have to call for a pro unless you are really good at fixing grills.
Traeger Error Code Er2
If you saw such an error code on a display of your grill, it means there is a short circuit in it. You need to shut power off and call for a technician to insulate all the wires and make all the connections secure. Sometimes, this error code means there is weak connection in a smoker.
Maintenance and troubleshooting of the Traeger grills may be quite a problem if you haven’t got good knowledge of technology and the way how a smoker works. But still, if you are eager to take good care of your hi-tech grill and prevent possible problems which may arise, you might watch multiple videos on Youtube and read some useful articles helping you to figure out how to solve various technical faults. There are some links for you to enjoy and learn:
Traeger RTD Probe
If your probe failed to work, it’s quite easy to replace it for a new one and your sensors will work in an excellent way while reading the temperature and controlling it during the grilling process.
Traeger Temperature Problems
The problems with too low or too high temperatures in a grill happen quite often when used, and if you are reading this article, it means you already know what are the causes of such situations. But from time to time you might notice that during the process of smoking your meat or ribs you see the temperature fluctuations and might think there is a problem.
The fact is there is no problem at all. Actually, depending on the weather conditions like wind or cold, or just in the cause of grilling temperatures may fluctuate, the temp does not always stay the same and if the fluctuation range does not exceed 20-50 degrees F, it means that everything is ok with your smoker. But if the temp fluctuations are more than 30 degrees, you should worry and try to figure out what is wrong with your Traeger grill.
Anyway, when you fixed all the problems and started to cook brisket, ribs or any other tasty meat dishes, you may be sitting on a chair and enjoy the fresh air or a wonderful view on a forest or mountains (if you live near them) while your Traeger is cooking your meat for your enjoyment for hours.