Timberline 1300 igniting issue

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Hey everyone, not sure if it’s been posted and if so sorry for another tread on it but since day one of owning my 1300 it’s taken roughly 15-20 mins I get typically 2 slow start warnings then it fires, other then that small issue it works awesome, I use it 2 times a week since the start of November and I live in Washington state so it has been 25-45 degrees since then. My pro starts up in roughly 10 mins no matter the temp. Wondering if there is any thing I should look at like my igniter
 

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Hey everyone, not sure if it’s been posted and if so sorry for another tread on it but since day one of owning my 1300 it’s taken roughly 15-20 mins I get typically 2 slow start warnings then it fires, other then that small issue it works awesome, I use it 2 times a week since the start of November and I live in Washington state so it has been 25-45 degrees since then. My pro starts up in roughly 10 mins no matter the temp. Wondering if there is any thing I should look at like my igniter
I'd have a look at the burn pot after you've completed a successful shutdown. It should have a nice little pile of pellets waiting to be ignited... if the pile is there i would lean towards a rod for sure.
 
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sweet I’ll take a look tonight and see what I have there!
 
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I'd have a look at the burn pot after you've completed a successful shutdown. It should have a nice little pile of pellets waiting to be ignited... if the pile is there i would lean towards a rod for sure.
I spoke with Traeger today about it and they said that they have figured out that if I set the hot rod roughly 1/4 inch farther into the burn pot it should fire up much faster, seems to be an issue they are working to fix!
 

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Please let me know if this works. I too have a 1300 and it does seem to ignite slowly. I have gotten 2 notifications that it is slow to ignite. If it works for you, let me know how far the hot rod is out. Thanks!
 
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Please let me know if this works. I too have a 1300 and it does seem to ignite slowly. I have gotten 2 notifications that it is slow to ignite. If it works for you, let me know how far the hot rod is out. Thanks!
I’m going to change it tonight and see if it helps I’ll let you know and attach a few pictures!
 
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Please let me know if this works. I too have a 1300 and it does seem to ignite slowly. I have gotten 2 notifications that it is slow to ignite. If it works for you, let me know how far the hot rod is out. Thanks!
I got only one notification this time so it is better but still not what I want
 
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I'd have a look at the burn pot after you've completed a successful shutdown. It should have a nice little pile of pellets waiting to be ignited... if the pile is there i would lean towards a rod for sure.
So after shut down my burn pot is empty no pellets
 
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I got only one notification this time so it is better but still not what I want
Please let me know if this works. I too have a 1300 and it does seem to ignite slowly. I have gotten 2 notifications that it is slow to ignite. If it works for you, let me know how far the hot rod is out. Thanks!
So I went out of the way to also buy a new hot rod, there extremely cheap and I was able to get it from a local store so I swapped that out and boom 11 mins including the cold weather start up. I could touch my hot rod for roughly 5 mins before this one was hot in 30 seconds. So might be worth checking.
 

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So I went out of the way to also buy a new hot rod, there extremely cheap and I was able to get it from a local store so I swapped that out and boom 11 mins including the cold weather start up. I could touch my hot rod for roughly 5 mins before this one was hot in 30 seconds. So might be worth checking.

How far out into the burn pot did you set your new hot rod? 1/8” or 1/4”?
 
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1/4th out. It’s working awesome now, ran it 3 times and all 3 times have started in roughly 11 mins
 

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