Timberline 850 pellet sensor problem

Mikshann

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Have been getting constant pellet low level alarm no matter what the level actually is. Even when hopper is nearly full. When I go through calibration process, I get to the step where I cover the sensor light with my hand and get a message saying "calibration error try again". No matter how many times I retry, I can't get past this step. Anybody else have similar experience. Have not been able to get a response yet from Traeger.
 

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I haven't installed my sensor yet. Is there a chance that dust on the sensor is causing an issue?
 

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I have found my sensor to be pretty inaccurate. Initially it read lower than what the hopper had. Then I calibrated it and it shows full until the hopper is below about 25%, then it changes. It now is pretty good when the hopper is almost empty which is most important to me at least.
 
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I haven't installed my sensor yet. Is there a chance that dust on the sensor is causing an issue?
Bfletcher, this is the recent 850 model with sensor included. I'm certain it's not dust - I wiped the lens of the light used to do the sensing. Thanks though.
 
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I have found my sensor to be pretty inaccurate. Initially it read lower than what the hopper had. Then I calibrated it and it shows full until the hopper is below about 25%, then it changes. It now is pretty good when the hopper is almost empty which is most important to me at least.
I could live with inaccuracy - as you said only an issue when it is very low. My problem is that the alarm rings non stop the entire time I'm cooking. As I said I can't get through the calibration process without an error that prevents me from completing the last step.
 

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Try removing the sensor, unplugging the harness, and plugging it back in again. Might have a small connection issue.
 

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