I think there is a white plastic bushing that needs to locked to prevent that movement. Or, use a different pellet marinadeRain delay - I've got it emptied and working, taking the front panel off will have to wait. The auger has at least an inch of forward/backward movement. Odd thing is pushing it back away from the firepot will stall it. Pulling it forward makes it go again. Initially I though the hitch pin clip would be the issue, but the way it's behaving is like the whole motor is unmounted and doesn't have any leverage against anything unless I pull the auger forward.
Pibil turned out great anyway. Tacos for days...
Ace hardware, if you have one nearby, is a much better source for quality hardware than one of the BORGs.View attachment 20558
It’s these guys. They start to strip if you give it any torque against the white bushing.
I guess there may have been a pellet jam and it backed itself out. Noticed a lot of sawdust, not a total plug up like when it gets rained on.
Going to depot, get some newer, harder screws.
BORG 5min - Ace 20 minAce hardware, if you have one nearby, is a much better source for quality hardware than one of the BORGs.
The 7mm hex cap will do fine. I can use a socket now, no worries of stripping the head. I just wanted it done.Control check, Quality not likely. Too bad you don’t have a fastener supplier near you. I am lucky have one 7Mins away. Top shelf stuff. Good luck in your efforts.