Smoke coming from hopper

cdemot02

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  1. Bull
Alright so I have a 700 and a bullseye. So not totally ignorant on maintenance. Here's what I've done:
Vacuumed everything out
Started rec but it wasn't heating up correctly
I did it all over again with another cleaning

Smoke continues to come out the hopper and not the bullseye. Does anyone have any recommendations on cleaning the area between the hopper and the grill? I tried to vacuum from both sides but this did not fix the problem.
 

Psycho

"Oh, Yes. There Will Be Blood."
Premium Member
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  1. Bull
  2. Bullseye
  3. RT-680
Alright so I have a 700 and a bullseye. So not totally ignorant on maintenance. Here's what I've done:
Vacuumed everything out
Started rec but it wasn't heating up correctly
I did it all over again with another cleaning

Smoke continues to come out the hopper and not the bullseye. Does anyone have any recommendations on cleaning the area between the hopper and the grill? I tried to vacuum from both sides but this did not fix the problem.
I trust you installed the lid spacer?
 

kstone113

Well-known member
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82
Grill(s) owned
  1. Bull
  2. Bullseye
One thing I do when starting my grill is I have the lid wide open until the fire starts. I have had smoke come out of the hopper but it stops eventually as the grill gets going.
 

17SS

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1
Grill(s) owned
  1. Bullseye
Smoke continues to come out the hopper and not the bullseye. Does anyone have any recommendations on cleaning the area between the hopper and the grill? I tried to vacuum from both sides but this did not fix the problem.
Clean/scrape the vents out on the bullseye lid and the surfaces between the lid and grill. I just went through this a couple of months ago.
 

Foodkid

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Grill(s) owned
  1. Stampede
Alright so I have a 700 and a bullseye. So not totally ignorant on maintenance. Here's what I've done:
Vacuumed everything out
Started rec but it wasn't heating up correctly
I did it all over again with another cleaning

Smoke continues to come out the hopper and not the bullseye. Does anyone have any recommendations on cleaning the area between the hopper and the grill? I tried to vacuum from both sides but this did not fix the problem.
I had the same thing happen on my 590. It turned out to be bad pellets creating a ton of sot. I cleaned and replaced pellets and wa-la it was gone
 

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