Not heating up

Mitcht96

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I ran mine yesterday for a total of almost 5 hours and it never went up past 220. Is there any little tricks in having it heat up to really what you want it to get to? I have an electric 2 series.
 

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Mine is doing the same thing. It worked great the first time I used it, but now it wont go above 220F. I end up having to use my indoor oven to cook. Waisted $850.00.
 

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I have had a Green Mountain and a Trager. This Pit Boss is the WORST Pellet Grill for maintaining temp. I could set the other Grills at 225 and the temp stayed there. Not the Pit Boss! A variance of 50 degrees is the norm. You have to baby sit this thing.
 

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I have had a Green Mountain and a Trager. This Pit Boss is the WORST Pellet Grill for maintaining temp. I could set the other Grills at 225 and the temp stayed there. Not the Pit Boss! A variance of 50 degrees is the norm. You have to baby sit this thing.

I had a original GMG Daniel Boone as it was my first pellet grill it had temps swings pretty bad, but I donated to my church as I wanted a bigger grill so I bought the Pro Series 1100.

I did replace my Pit Boss controller with a Savannah Stoker controller, but prior to that I only experienced +10 / -10 swings set at 300 or below once I got above 300 that is where the Pit Boss controller went crazy on huge temp swings. It is normal as the Pit Boss controller is not a PID controller it will not give you that steady temp.

Traegers are horrible and that is why you do not see too many of them being purchased anymore. I just a bought a Yoder 640 the controller is like the savannah and are program to handle smoking at low temp. If you want to cook at 400 the PID keeps it steady around 400.
 

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