Platinum Laredo no heat

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I just got a Platinum Laredo 2 days ago put it together everything went well. Long story short doing the burn off first start up set it to high and I've been waiting for 45 min and it is barley at 380 degrees. It should take that long to heat up should it any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
 
I just got a Platinum Laredo 2 days ago put it together everything went well. Long story short doing the burn off first start up set it to high and I've been waiting for 45 min and it is barley at 380 degrees. It should take that long to heat up should it any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I also have the Laredo, first few uses it took awhile to heat up, but the more I use it the faster it gets. It's like it has a learning curve. New to pellet grilling my self.
 
I also have the Laredo, first few uses it took awhile to heat up, but the more I use it the faster it gets. It's like it has a learning curve. New to pellet grilling my self.
Thanks for the info
 
Yes, it takes several uses for them to heat up (I am not sure why). The PID controllers are a little more sophisticated than the older controllers. The older ones heat up much faster but have a lot of swings.
 
I have the same issue. I opened a case with PB support on this as everything I had read, said it should take like 5 minutes to get to temp. I had given them my startup routine that they said was fine. Below is what else they offered for advice:

How full your hopper is: we recommend keeping it at least half way full throughout the cook.
When first starting the grill: we recommend keeping the lid open while on smoke for the first 5-10 minutes to increase the airflow. Once the visible smoke has dissipated you can increase the temperature like you have.
How open your smoke cap is: we recommend opening it all the way so there is 2- 2 1/2 inches of visibility between the cap and the stack.
The condition of your pellets: Fresh, dry, and crisp pellets burn the most efficiently and will allow for the most even cooking temperatures.

If all of these things are correct than the rest of your start up procedure sounds good.
With the PID control boards they learn to be more efficient as they become acclimated with use. So it should become more accurate and start up quicker the more that it gets used.


Now I don't use my smoker/grill as much as some but maybe once a week...maybe. I would definitely say that I have used it "several" times and it certainly is not heating up as quick as I thought it would. I will keep monitoring on how long it takes. It probably has decreased in time but again not down to a 5 minutes heat up time more like 30-35 minutes. This was not much help I know, but misery loves company. ;)

Good luck and let us know if you see any improvement on your.
 
I have had this grill about 3 hrs.
It does not warm up quickly or maintain heat. Has been an on-going issue from day 1.
Always something with it.
I guess to get "exclusive" status, you need to sacrifice quality.
When it decides to work it does a beautiful job on nearly everything!
 
I have had this grill about 3 hrs.
It does not warm up quickly or maintain heat. Has been an on-going issue from day 1.
Always something with it.
I guess to get "exclusive" status, you need to sacrifice quality.
When it decides to work it does a beautiful job on nearly everything!
Welcome from East Texas to the group!!
You say 3 hours of ownership then you say on going issue from day 1
Exactly how long have you owned it so I can try and help you 🇺🇸🇺🇸
 
Should be years not hrs.
Love auto correct!
Try cleaning it out thoroughly including the temperature sensor. Also check the position of the igniter
Let me know what you find 🇺🇸🇺🇸
 
It takes the enjoyment from grilling, very frustrating, having people over and want to throw some burgers on and it decideds it doesn't want to play today!!
 
It takes the enjoyment from grilling, very frustrating, having people over and want to throw some burgers on and it decideds it doesn't want to play today!!
Totally understand but I clean mine after each cook. I own the 820 and it serves me well
 
Have done all the cleaning, replaced sensor/ignitor.
Cleaned all old pellets out,
Pulled auger and clean tube, pulled fire box (cant think of right wording) and vacuumed air tube...etc.
All done several times no improvement.
 
Sounds like a controller issue then. Give pitboss support a call. It’s under warranty
 
Previous pitboss was great!
It was not an "exclusive".
It rusted out. Sounds to me like poor quality components to make contract requirements!
 
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