GMG problems

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by kswaterfowler, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. kswaterfowler

    kswaterfowler Newbie

    After my Traeger fire I bought a GMG Daniel Boone. I hate this thing. First off the Traeger cooked food more evenly. From poppers to chicken the Traeger is superior. Now I have only owned the GMG a couple months but it seems to randomly trip of my outdoor outlets. You can move to another and it still won't turn on. Let it set for a bit and magically it works again. Frustrated beyond belief
  2. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    It might not be the grill. There could be something wrong with your wiring. I do know if you use a lead cord, it needs to be as short as possible and at least 14 gage. I use a 10' 12 g lead i made. Haven't had the issue your describing.
    But, I'd definitely call customer service. GMG has a stellar CS reputation.
  3. goldmine1965

    goldmine1965 Smoke Blower

    I agree with Mowin. It might be the wiring. I just bought the Daniel Boone myself. I use a 10 foot 12 gauge extension cord and have not had any tripping of the outlets. One of the reasons I bought the GMG was the reputation of customer service. I sent them a email about using extension cords and they replied back within a hour. Give them a call and see what they have to say.
  4. kswaterfowler

    kswaterfowler Newbie

    Just called the place I bought it from. They are going to do some checking. After further investigation it's not the wiring (I kind of suspected that since the house is almost brand new and I pretty much held the electricians hand). When it goes off you can unplug it and plug in something else and it works. I also tried different outlets. They think possibly a bad board.
  5. goldmine1965

    goldmine1965 Smoke Blower

    Glad you are getting some where. Not sure how many of us own the Daniel Boone, so let us know what the outcome is.
  6. don-bbq

    don-bbq Newbie

    how did the traegar start fire?

    im looking to buy a traegar i hear the costco units are different than the ones sold at homehardware?
  7. scottma

    scottma Smoke Blower

    I don't have a GMG but another pellet grill and it worked fine then all of a sudden it started to trip my outdoor outlet.  Called Rec Tec and they said its 99% a bad ignitor...I replaced it and its worked fine.  Perhaps thats your issue?
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