Should I prime each time I start

Rob123

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I've done about 5 cooks on my Copperhead 5 series smoker and each time I've started the grill
I have had to restart to get the auger to move. First time I had a problem I emptied out all the pellets.
Other times I have had to clear out the auger two or three times before it started rotating. Often times
I unplug the grill and then plug it back in to restart. I listed this here instead of as a problem because
I generally resolve the issue in 5 to 10 minutes. Basically wanted to know people's startup procedure
 

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I hardly ever use the prime button on my Copperhead 3 series. You shouldn't have to do that unless you are completely out of pellets. I start mine up and about 2 minutes later I see smoke.
 
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That's what I want to achieve. I press start and the auger moves a little and stops. I usually take a wire brush and sweep out the pellets I can see by the auger. I restart and then it works.
 

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