Fire went out when on Smoke setting

sanddan52

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The fire went out when my Little Tex when I set it to smoke. I was doing some smoked sausage and had the temp set at 180 deg and after an hour I thought it was cooking too fast so I changed the setting to Smoke. I went back out a half hour later and the fire had gone out. The temp was down to 60 deg with the Traeger still running. When I tried to re-start I just got clouds of thick smoke, I'm guessing the fire box was completely filled with pellets. I've never had the fire go out when running on smoke setting before, any idea why it went out? I've also had trouble starting it lately. I replaced the fore box and vacuumed out the pellet auger. The fan runs ok, at least it makes noise like it's running. Baffled on this one.
 

FrankChoffo

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not good idea to go down to smoke once a higher temp established. the auger will not slow down enough him time and the pelleta will gather and not burn while the fire is basically out cause of the drop
 

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