The Fire Went Out

GeorgeD

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Hello All:
I thought I would see how well the 850-2 would maintain lower temperatures so I set it to 250 and waited. It seemed to be going okay but at around 240 the temperature started dropping. I looked inside and saw that there was no flame, just glowing embers. The auger was feeding pellets occasionally but all I had was embers. I would have thought that the ignitor would come on to restart the fire but it didn't.
I remember reading somewhere on the forum that one poster had trouble keeping the fire lit at low temps but I don't recall what they did or if it was the same model that I have.
Do any of you experience this and what do you do to get the fire going again? I thought about pushing the prime button but that that that would only put more pellets on the glowing embers.
George
 
one thing you can do is if you catch it in time, turn it off, unplug it and plug it in again and hit start.
this will get the ignitor going again, it should light up and you can set your temperature and continue your cook.
 
one thing you can do is if you catch it in time, turn it off, unplug it and plug it in again and hit start.
this will get the ignitor going again, it should light up and you can set your temperature and continue your cook.
I'll try that if it happens during a cook. I was fortunate that I was only trying out different temperature ranges with an empty grill.
I saw a video online where they said that if the auger was starved for pellets, like if you have bridging, it could cause a flameout. They recommended stirring the pellets every 45 minutes or so to keep that from happening. I guess I could try it but my pellet hopper was full when this happened. Thanks again.
George
 
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