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I'm getting ash back on top of the grill surface and whatever is cooking. Any ideas or suggestions??
 

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Have you vacuumed out the grill lately?

If not, remove the grid, drip pan, and heat baffle, then vacuum out the Traeger with a shop vac or a Bucket Head from Home Depot. Do this only a cold grill though. :)
 
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Yup vacuumed everything all covers removed pot clean. And bingo ash still blows.
 

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Taking a flyer here: how do you cover your drip pan? Foil or the pre-made liners?

If you foil & the ends are not crimped down well on the drip pan, that may change the way the air circulates and stir up ash.

If you use the liners, I got nuthin
 
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Excellent tip on the foil!!
Camp Chef pellets and there isn't an excessive amount of ash when i vacuum it out.
Happens with the Traeger pellets as well.
Just got a new controller so maybe it will vary my fan speed better.
Wondering out load here but I'm thinking maybe its during warmup and ignition??
 

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Excellent tip on the foil!!
Camp Chef pellets and there isn't an excessive amount of ash when i vacuum it out.
Happens with the Traeger pellets as well.
Just got a new controller so maybe it will vary my fan speed better.
Wondering out load here but I'm thinking maybe its during warmup and ignition??

Could be. I noticed heavy ash when I tried Pitboss competition blend, hence why I asked about pellets. I've also noticed when I'm cooking higher temps i'll get a bit more ash flying around, but I would assume that's due to higher constant fan speed...
 
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Not a big deal but I am new to the Traeger way coming from a weber smokey mountain things are a touch different
 

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