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980 replacement fan?

CML

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The fan in my 980 melted down. I have a warranty replacement on the way but they told me it could be a couple months before they have them in stock. I ordered a traeger/pit boss replacement off Amazon just to see if it might work and that is a negative. The 980 has a 3 wire plug and all the other fans I have seen have only 2. Anyone know where I might source a replacement fan quicker than waiting on char griller?
 

CML

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It did not. The plug is different and the housing is different. I set it aside to see if I might be able to modify it, but haven't had time yet.
 

411radar

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I did receive a notice from Char that my parts are being sent - hopefully a fan will be in the box. 😬
 

411radar

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I just submitted mine, you are correct, no fans. Will find out when more are due. Might just order the one off Amazon if its going to be months.
 

CML

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Let me know if you find a replacement on Amazon please. I should have time this weekend to see if I can find a way to make the one I ordered work.
 

CML

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Update recieved. I will say one thing, this is my 2nd warranty claim and Char Griller's customer service has been very responsive and helpful.

Hello Chris,

We recently received a shipment with the 9800 parts. These items are currently being inventoried into the warehouse. I will notate your order number and reach out as soon as I receive tracking.

Thank you for your patience.

Char-Griller CS,
 

RCAlan

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The fan in my 980 melted down. I have a warranty replacement on the way but they told me it could be a couple months before they have them in stock. I ordered a traeger/pit boss replacement off Amazon just to see if it might work and that is a negative. The 980 has a 3 wire plug and all the other fans I have seen have only 2. Anyone know where I might source a replacement fan quicker than waiting on char griller?
You know what I do to eliminate excessive fire and heat in the ash bin area of my CG-980…. Two things…

  1. I light and load my CG-980 using a chimney starter and dump two loads into the charcoal hopper. Then I place some wood chunks in the hopper and then rotate with unlit charcoal and hardwood chunks until full. Loading the charcoal hopper with pre-lit charcoal eliminates the open flame burning near the rubber flap and fan when using charcoal starters. I know the owners manual says otherwise, but I haven’t had one issue yet doing it this way.
  2. In my ash bin, if I want more hardwood smoke, I’ll load a pellet smoke tube with 50% hardwood chips and 50% hardwood pellets. I tend to get about 2 plus hours of smoke burn time doing this and the excessive heat is kept to a minimum since there is no wild crazy flames burning in the ash bin near the rubber flap and fan. Lastly, there is enough room in the ash bin basket to use 2 pellet smoke tubes safely. Just some options to consider and more importantly to help prevent unnecessary damage to the smoker.

Hopefully in the future, CharGriller will come out with an update/fix to help prevent any of these issues from happening in the future.


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Char-Griller 980 GF… Pellet Pro Austin XL and a few more mods... In SoCal and Always... Semper Fi
 
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411radar

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CML,
Did try my fan from a local distributor but it just didn’t blow hard enough. Hopefully, they will send out our fans this week. Otherwise I will continue to look on ebay. Seems a number of overseas companies advertise there.
 

CML

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I have not. I did get an update email today though.

Hello chris,

Thank you for choosing Char-Griller! I've got good news! Your order has been picked, packed, shipped, and in transit! It is scheduled for delivery on Saturday 10/2/2021 by the end of the day.

I did, just last night, rewire to plug off the OE fan to the new Amazon fan. The fan does fit and mount in the housing, so I will hook it up the the grill tomorrow and fire it up to test.
 

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