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Is my Traeger dying?

Omnivore

Meat Mopper
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Joined Jul 11, 2019
Hi all. I have an older Eastwood 22. I did some ribs the other day and when I went to flick the ON switch nothing happened. So I unplugged and plugged back in. Flicked the switch again. Still nothing. I started turning the temp dial back and forth a couple time and flicked the ON switch back and forth and finally it started up. A few hours into smoking I went outside and it seemed dead again. This time none of my random jostling seemed to help so I finished the ribs in the oven. Any guesses to what is up with it or what I need to possibly replace?

I got this smoker used so not quite sure how old it is.
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PS - the outlet and extension cord seem to be fine
 

sweetride95

Smoke Blower
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Joined Jan 31, 2018
It's hard judging how long these things should last. Without knowing the age or being able to judge the amount of usage the grill has had only complicates it.
I would check and clean all your connectors behind the control.
If the rest of the grill is solid I would plan on buying a new control personally.
If you've been thinking about a new grill, then a broken controller may be enough to convince the wife that now is the time. :emoji_metal:
 

Omnivore

Meat Mopper
211
166
Joined Jul 11, 2019
It's hard judging how long these things should last. Without knowing the age or being able to judge the amount of usage the grill has had only complicates it.
I would check and clean all your connectors behind the control.
If the rest of the grill is solid I would plan on buying a new control personally.
If you've been thinking about a new grill, then a broken controller may be enough to convince the wife that now is the time. :emoji_metal:
I'm actually the wife and if it were solely up to me I'd have way too many cooking toys!
Thanks for the tips, we'll take a look at the controller/connectors and see what we see. I'm glad that my first pellet smoker was old, used, and free because now I'm well aware of what I want and don't want when it's time to upgrade (which might be soon)
 

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