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My buddy was given an older Traeger by his father in law and it seems to have a slight problem. It won’t go over about 320 degrees when set on high. Does it sound like a controller issue that needs to be replaced? I would say it is an older 22 model that has the straight legs if that helps. Any direction to get this thing working correctly would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I’d start with the rtd, it’s the cheapest part to replace, it sends temp info to the controller.
 

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I’d start with the rtd, it’s the cheapest part to replace, it sends temp info to the controller.
Before you replace it you might just try cleaning it. I use Traeger grill cleaner sprayed on a paper towel and wipe the buildup off. Some members use vinegar.
 
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Before you replace it you might just try cleaning it. I use Traeger grill cleaner sprayed on a paper towel and wipe the buildup off. Some members use vinegar.
I mentioned that to him but I will ask if he did it or not. I will keep you posted.
 
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So I bought him a new RTD and installed it for him, the grill works perfectly now! We had the temp up to 440 on a test run before shutting it down. Thanks Timmy for the advise. He will now be able to enjoy his cooker again!
 

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So I bought him a new RTD and installed it for him, the grill works perfectly now! We had the temp up to 440 on a test run before shutting it down. Thanks Timmy for the advise. He will now be able to enjoy his cooker again!
AWESOME, glad I could help. THAT is part of what this forum is all about! 👍
 

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hehe, and here I am sitting here going "I think I went over 330 once...?". Jesting aside, awesome you fixed it so easily.
 

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