Design problem 850 fire hazard

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I replaced our original Traeger smoker last aug with an 850. It has been nothing but problems since day 1. It has started on fire more times than I can remember. Traeger knows about the design flaws and changed the system on its second generation models. But they can’t or won’t do anything to fix the lemon machines they sold in 2018. I have called, emailed and complained to Traeger, their reps and the people who sold me the pricy machine but they won’t take back the clearly problematic smoker and replace it with one which works
 

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Sorry to hear of your issues. Do you know what the differences are/were between 2018 and 2019 machines?
 
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In the 2018 model there is a problem with the grease trap. The grease builds up in the grease trap and then catches on fire, once it is on fire the unit shuts down and the meat no longer cooks. The grease trap system was changed on the later model
 

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