Water got in

Sharpcard

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Have any of you had water get in your pellet grill before?

I just noticed that some must have got in and they have set up like concrete in the auger. I wonder if I should get them wet again to soften them up and flush them out of there.

I'm glad I noticed it before I tried to start it. It did give a reason to fire up the kettle again...it's been really lonely since I got the Bullseye.
 

Chris_G

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Your description is correct, concrete.

I'd try to soften the pellets with water so you don't break the auger.
Just my opinion.
 

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I'd recommend you google what others have done. Second the advice to NOT run the auger.
 

RipJones

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Had this happen to me about a month ago. PAIN in the BUTT. Called Rec-Teq and they told me to disassemble the grill (hopper side). Vacuum out the pellets in the hopper. Dig out crap in the hopper, until the auger is clean and visible. Vacuum as you go. Remove the two allen-head screws on either side of the auger tube. Take a crow-bar and stick inside the auger tube, inside the grill body. Pound some, to break up the pellet concrete. Plug the grill in, and cycle the grill on and off, for about 10 seconds at a time. The auger motor will actually back itself out of the auger tube. Once the white collar is clear, and the motor is free from the shelf, you can actually slowly and carefully turn the motor counter-clockwise, and unscrew the auger from the pellet concrete plug. Disconnect the auger motor from the harness, and unplug the grill, as you unscrew the auger from the plug. Use the auger, with motor attached, to drill through the pellet plug. You will be amazed at how much crap comes out of the auger tube. Once cleaned out, reassemble the grill, but use two of the self-tapping black screws to lock the white collar, back in place. Use the spares from removing the pellet bin guard, unless you have small children, which is why there is a pellet guard in the first place. Also, without the guard, it makes it much easier to vacuum out the pellet dust that accumulates. Hope this helped. It is a pain in the butt, and you will only allow this to happen once. Pick up a cover...
 

ScottDIrwin

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Had this happen to me about a month ago. PAIN in the BUTT. Called Rec-Teq and they told me to disassemble the grill (hopper side). Vacuum out the pellets in the hopper. Dig out crap in the hopper, until the auger is clean and visible. Vacuum as you go. Remove the two allen-head screws on either side of the auger tube. Take a crow-bar and stick inside the auger tube, inside the grill body. Pound some, to break up the pellet concrete. Plug the grill in, and cycle the grill on and off, for about 10 seconds at a time. The auger motor will actually back itself out of the auger tube. Once the white collar is clear, and the motor is free from the shelf, you can actually slowly and carefully turn the motor counter-clockwise, and unscrew the auger from the pellet concrete plug. Disconnect the auger motor from the harness, and unplug the grill, as you unscrew the auger from the plug. Use the auger, with motor attached, to drill through the pellet plug. You will be amazed at how much crap comes out of the auger tube. Once cleaned out, reassemble the grill, but use two of the self-tapping black screws to lock the white collar, back in place. Use the spares from removing the pellet bin guard, unless you have small children, which is why there is a pellet guard in the first place. Also, without the guard, it makes it much easier to vacuum out the pellet dust that accumulates. Hope this helped. It is a pain in the butt, and you will only allow this to happen once. Pick up a cover...
This is huge! I’m working through this and can’t get the auger to budge. What type of crowbar and stick? I’m ready to toss it at this point.
 
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ScottDIrwin

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Bump. I'm going to call RecTeq for more info. but wanted to see what folks had here first - any thoughts on the type of crowbar or stick? Does this work happen at the burn/fire pot end?
 

bigjim

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Removing the auger is a time consumer. But, it solves the problem. A cover is good unless your cooking an get a serious thunderstorm. I put some foam weatherstripping inside the hopper lid to form a seal. Couldn't tell ya if it works. Haven't had another drenching.
 

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