Somethings wrong

Butthole

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I've had my traeger for 2 years and today it lost temp. I turned it off, set back to smoke and it heated back up... and then kept going, and going. I turned it off when it hit 520. Any ideas on whats happening?

I use it almost every weekend. Its clean, pelles are fresh, the auger and blower all work.
 

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Maybe the controller? Have you gave customer service a ring? Good luck!!!!
 

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Have you cleaned your temp probe inside the grill?
 
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Temp probe is clean and the display reads the same as the thermometer. It just keeps feeding pellets and blowing them into an inferno. I reckon it's great for searing but thats not my intention.

Its probably the controller. I'll call CS. Hopefully its an easy fix
 

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Temp probe is clean and the display reads the same as the thermometer. It just keeps feeding pellets and blowing them into an inferno. I reckon it's great for searing but thats not my intention.

Its probably the controller. I'll call CS. Hopefully its an easy fix
Does your model have a shutdown cycle? If it does it needs to complete the shutdown cycle completely before restarting. Never restart right away as it will continue to dump pellets in and cause a huge fire or can blow up. If for whatever reason your smoker gets shut down make sure you let is cool off and then clean it and then restart it. Just my $0.02. I'm not sure about the older controllers but the newer type that have a shutdown mode need to shit down before restarting. Have you tried to run it after this happened? Cheers
 
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No shutdown cycle that Ive noticed. Its an older model that I bought used. I restarted earlier today and it climbed to 430 within minutes before I shut her down. It wouldnt even get that hot when it was working correctly
 

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Ours is doing the same thing. Cleaned the probe, checked the wiring on the controller and tried again. Fires up great. But then...Same thing...meaning even in shut down mode the auger keeps feeding pellets so because I am afraid of the 400degrees plus, I turn it off and unplug. Shouldn’t the auger stop in shut down mode?
 
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