456D - Wondering if Worth Fixing

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So I bought a Pit Boss 456D a few years back from Lowes on clearance (now discontinued). Last summer, there were some bad storms, the cover blew off, and the pellets got some moisture. I didn't realize at the time and just went out, turned it on, and set the temp. Shortly after, I realized the hopper and auger were full of sawdust cement and the auger wouldn't turn. I did some research, cleaned everything out, put it all back together but the auger still wouldn't turn. I bought another auger motor on Amazon that had decent ratings, and installed. It ran for about 10 minutes before quitting again. I'd like to think the part was good...I had completely cleaned the auger and auger tube and made sure everything would spin freely.

Now I'm wondering what the next step would be aside from buying another auger motor. I live in an apartment now, but my ex-wife has let me keep the grill at her house for the time-being. If it can be fixed cheaply, then I'll likely end up keeping it at my brother's house for shared use. I called Pit Boss at one point, and they reminded me that it had a 5-year warranty, but they needed to know the date of purchase and I have no documentation on it anymore aside from the manual. I can't even remember what month/year I bought it (think it was around Jan 2019). Any suggestions on what to try next, or should I just toss it?

Torrey
 
So I bought a Pit Boss 456D a few years back from Lowes on clearance (now discontinued). Last summer, there were some bad storms, the cover blew off, and the pellets got some moisture. I didn't realize at the time and just went out, turned it on, and set the temp. Shortly after, I realized the hopper and auger were full of sawdust cement and the auger wouldn't turn. I did some research, cleaned everything out, put it all back together but the auger still wouldn't turn. I bought another auger motor on Amazon that had decent ratings, and installed. It ran for about 10 minutes before quitting again. I'd like to think the part was good...I had completely cleaned the auger and auger tube and made sure everything would spin freely.

Now I'm wondering what the next step would be aside from buying another auger motor. I live in an apartment now, but my ex-wife has let me keep the grill at her house for the time-being. If it can be fixed cheaply, then I'll likely end up keeping it at my brother's house for shared use. I called Pit Boss at one point, and they reminded me that it had a 5-year warranty, but they needed to know the date of purchase and I have no documentation on it anymore aside from the manual. I can't even remember what month/year I bought it (think it was around Jan 2019). Any suggestions on what to try next, or should I just toss it?

Torrey
Look at the label and give that information to pitboss support. They’ll know what year it is
They can get you a new auger
 
I'll get the label info, but you think it's the auger? I completely cleaned the auger and auger channel and made sure it could move freely. Do you think it may be binding on a pellet inside?
 
I'll get the label info, but you think it's the auger? I completely cleaned the auger and auger channel and made sure it could move freely. Do you think it may be binding on a pellet inside?
Possibly but I go with the auger
 
So I bought a Pit Boss 456D a few years back from Lowes on clearance (now discontinued). Last summer, there were some bad storms, the cover blew off, and the pellets got some moisture. I didn't realize at the time and just went out, turned it on, and set the temp. Shortly after, I realized the hopper and auger were full of sawdust cement and the auger wouldn't turn. I did some research, cleaned everything out, put it all back together but the auger still wouldn't turn. I bought another auger motor on Amazon that had decent ratings, and installed. It ran for about 10 minutes before quitting again. I'd like to think the part was good...I had completely cleaned the auger and auger tube and made sure everything would spin freely.

Now I'm wondering what the next step would be aside from buying another auger motor. I live in an apartment now, but my ex-wife has let me keep the grill at her house for the time-being. If it can be fixed cheaply, then I'll likely end up keeping it at my brother's house for shared use. I called Pit Boss at one point, and they reminded me that it had a 5-year warranty, but they needed to know the date of purchase and I have no documentation on it anymore aside from the manual. I can't even remember what month/year I bought it (think it was around Jan 2019). Any suggestions on what to try next, or should I just toss it?

Torrey
If you know anything about wiring you can wire the auger motor directly to the wall and see if it works if it works its the board. Like Mike said a powered up jammed motor will kill the board. Short term may be okay but as you said it was on for a bit. New board on Amazon $35-50.
 
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