Ash blowing on food

RAY.CARTER

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I have the Pit Boss pro 1600 and I have non stop ash blowing all over the grates and the food. I cant even open and use the sear plate. I am new to pellet grills so I am not sure if this is normal but it doesn't seem that it should be. This happens no matter the temp I am cooking at. I did look for a thread already started about this but did not find one so if there is one I apologize. Any help or advice would be great.
 
Ray.Carter

did you ever figure out if the ash/flakes are normal? i've got a 1600 as well and it seems to throw a lot of it around. just opening the lid i have to hold my head back a little.

i've done all the cleaning and such, but it seems like the fan in the bottom of the grill is the cause.

thanks,


Mark
 
I have a 1600, I do get some ash but I wouldn't say it's a lot. I'm not sure what would cause excessive ash though.
 
I have the same problem. Every time I have gone to empty the ash pan its been empty. I'm assuming that the fan is blowing the ash all over inside the smoker.
 
I get more ash from my weber charcoal grill than I do my vertical smoker, No big deal.
 
Does your unit have a defusser over the burn pot?
Attached here is the manual pdf with a parts list.

Does your 1600 have part number 21 installed? Is that another slide plate on the top as depicted in the exploded view?

10737_PB1600PS1_manual_110V_EN_FR_ES.pdf

Pellet grills have forced air blowing into the crucible to burn the pellets. A defuser should prevent the airborne ash from drifting all around the smoke chamber. If I Do a burn without my defuser I get the ash problem too. If piece number 21 has a slide built in it needs to be closed when smoking and open when "grilling". Piece numbers 5 & 6 also should be closed when smoking.
 
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