While I was doing a brisket this weekend I heard a squealing sound which seemed to be the auger. It didn’t jam but scared me
BahahaAre you sure it wasn't a neighbor jealous of your Traeger and BBQ? It's a certain sound, but obvious from non-Traeger neighbors. They tend to get loud upon smelling the aroma of meat being smoked by a Traeger. I've tried to capture them on video with a game camera during an overnight cook, but they are sneaky.
I use a battery powered leaf blower, works nicelySince i got my grill, I've purged and blew out the auger tube once. I ran an air hose out from my air compressor and blew it out . First through the firepot opening out the hopper opening. Then reversed the other way, did it a couple times till nothing came out anymore. I havent had any issues with squealing or smoke coming out the hopper.