Grossly overshoots on warmup. Normal?

JohnMcD348

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So, I'm still new to pellet smokers so I'm still learning.
I'm noticing that, when I start my ironwood, the warmup temp goes far above the set temp. It does eventually settle down to the temp. But, say I set my temp to 180*. During the warm-up cycle, the temp goes up to 300* or more. Is this normal for these smokers?

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So, I'm still new to pellet smokers so I'm still learning.
I'm noticing that, when I start my ironwood, the warmup temp goes far above the set temp. It does eventually settle down to the temp. But, say I set my temp to 180*. During the warm-up cycle, the temp goes up to 300* or more. Is this normal for these smokers?

Thanks
John

My Pro 575 is doing the same thing. Also wondering if this is normal upon start up. I get the "grill preheating complete" notification and the temp just keeps climbing.
 

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I open the cover to bring the temp down if I'm in a hurry but otherwise it comes down on it's own in 10 or 15 minutes.
 

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AGREED - Assume an extra 10-20 mins for the temp to stabilize after getting the notification...
 

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I am new to the Traeger and noticed the same issue. Being an analytical type I had to think about it and came to this conclusion. The grill sees it needs to raise the temp quite a lot, so it feeds lots of pellets into the fire pot. The temp then rises but now there are still a lot of pellets left to burn which continues to raise the temp above your setting. It quits feeding pellets noting the temp is too high to cool down. This cycle of up and down with less and less temp variance continues until it settles down. The same thing will happen if you open the door for a short time and the temp drops. The more it drops below the target temp the more it will fluctuate up and down until back to a stable target temp. (I just told my wife all of this as she was complaining that she set the target temp to 350° and it went up to 390°). ?
 
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I was actually wondering, after I thought about it, if I was causing it because, when I clean out my Traeger, I usually vacuum out quite a few of the unburnt pellets. Thinking that when I start it back up later, the auger has to throw extra pellets in there since there aren't any pellets registering when it's first trying to ignite. I've had two or three ignition error warnings pop up on my app due to the length of time to get pellets into the burn pot.
 

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Mine used to do that but with one of the older updates that stopped. Now mine gets to withing 20* of set temp and slows down and takes a while to get up to temp.
 

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I had the same issue today with the set point at 165 and it was up to about 197. This seems strange to me as to why this happens.
 

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