- Grill(s) owned
Was planning to grill a chuck roast tomorrow so spent all afternoon to make sure it was dialed in for 225*. Not knowing exactly which way to go from 30 I set it to 40. Nope wrong way, so did a shutdown and reset it to 20 and still getting wild temp swings. Tried 10, still wild swings. Called rectec after 5 their time and the guy asked what kind of pellets I had and I told him Traeger, since in our small town that's all I can find, and it was mesquite. He said try 100% hardwood which I'd already bought that. He also said to set it back to 20 and try the hardwood pellets. So I get the shop vac and suck all the mesquite out of the hopper and augered all out of the tube. Left enough in the firebox to start a fire until the new got augered in. Reassembled and started it up, went up to 225 and stayed there for about 10 min and then dropped to 206, then up to 236, dropped to 230 then back up to 252, then dropped to 195 then back up to 275. I made a chronology of all this on paper so I'll read it off to them tomorrow and tell them to record it if need be. So far I'm having just as much trouble with this as the traeger it replaced. I guess the roast will get cooked in the oven if this isn't a simple fix.