Top Faq's

Why won’t my grill light?

If your grill is not lighting it can be caused by one or more of the following:
  • The Hotrod is not heating up
  • The Induction Fan is not running
  • No pellets are being fed to the firepot

  • Please give our customer service department a call so we can help troubleshoot the issue.

    Why is my grill running so hot on smoke?

    The smoke temperature can be affected by the outside weather due to the timed cycle it uses and will run hotter or cooler with hotter and cooler weather conditions. Generally, if the grill is running hot on the smoke setting it is because the lid was not left open long enough when the grill was started. We generally recommend leaving the lid open for at least 10 minutes when firing up the grill to allow the startup fuel to burn off before shutting the lid.

    Why isn’t my grill getting hot enough?

    If your grill is not getting above 400°F on the High setting, it can be caused by a few different things: :

  • Off-brand pellets, old pellets, or pellets that have pulled in some moisture will not burn as hot (most common cause)
  • Poor airflow in the grill, which can be caused by too much ash buildup in the firepot, rusted holes in the firepot, a tightened chimney cap, a weak induction fan, or the RTD temperature probe inside the grill is dirty or leaning towards the body of the grill.

  • Please give our customer service department a call so we can help troubleshoot the issue.

    How long can I leave the grill unattended?

    This will depend on the grill model. You want to try and keep the pellet hopper at least half full at all times. Our grills use about 1 lb. per hour on Smoke and up to 3 lbs. per hour on higher temperatures. The larger model grills hold 18 lbs. in the hopper when full and the Junior model holds about 8 lbs. when full.

    How large should temperature swings be?

    You will see temperature swings of about 20 degrees under normal conditions.

    How should I store my pellets?

    Store pellets indoors in the original bags. Place the bags in a sealed container to help prevent humidity from affecting the pellets.

    What are your pellets made from?

    Our pellets are made from 100% pure, food-grade hardwood.

    Why does my grill go out on smoke?

    If your grill goes out on smoke, it may be caused by the following:

  • Pellets in the hopper are getting too low and tunneling out (most common cause)
  • High wind conditions
  • Poor airflow in the grill
  • The pause timing for the auger cycle is too long for the current weather conditions.

  • Please give our customer service department a call so we can help troubleshoot the issue.

    Why doesn’t my auger move?

    If your auger is not turning it can be caused by the following:

  • Jammed auger (usually caused by moisture in the pellets)
  • A broken shear pin that holds the auger motor to the auger
  • A broken gear in the auger motor
  • The auger motor is not getting power from the controller to the red wires

  • Please give our customer service department a call se we can help troubleshoot the issue.

    Why isn’t my fan turning on?

    If your Induction Fan is not running it can be caused by one of the following:

  • No power from the controller to the orange wires
  • The grease on the shaft of the fan is seized due to lack of use (you can usually spin the fan a few times to loosen it)
  • There is a wire or other obstruction keeping the fan from being able to spin.

  • Please give our customer service department a call so we can help troubleshoot the issue.

    How do I remove an auger jam?

    To clear an auger jam you would do the following:

  • Remove the outer shell of the pellet hopper by removing the 4 Phillips head screws and sliding the hopper shell off the end of the grill.
  • Remove the 5/16th nut from the shear pin that holds the auger motor onto the auger shaft.
  • Remove the flat head screw that holds the white plastic bushing in place.
  • Use a 12-inch pipe wrench and lock it onto the end of the auger shaft
  • Rotate the auger counterclockwise until the auger comes completely out of the tube.
  • Once the auger is removed, clean out any jam that may be left inside the auger tube.
  • Replace the auger, assembling in reverse order.
  • How long does it take an order to ship?

    Orders typically ship within 3-5 business days of being placed.

    Will I receive a tracking number when my order ships?

    Yes, once the order has left our warehouse you will receive an email with the tracking information.

    Do I need to sign for my package?

    If your order includes a grill, it will require a signature.

    Where can I buy Traeger Pellets?

    Traeger Pellets can be purchased through local Traeger dealers in your area or purchased directly from us in our online store.

    Where can I purchase a Traeger Grill locally?

    A list of Traeger dealers in your area can be located using our Dealer Locator tool.
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    My grill won’t connect to my WiFi

    You should check the following if your Timberline WiFire controller is not connecting to your WiFi network:
  • Verify the name of the network matches the network you are trying to connect to. Spelling must match exactly, upper-case and lower-case matters
  • Verify the password for your network is entered correctly

  • My app keeps force closing

    If your app keeps force closing, ensure you have the latest version by going to the App Store (if on an iOS device) or the Play Store (if on an Android device). Check for updates. If there is an update, update to the latest version. If that doesn’t work, simply uninstall and reinstall the app and run the set up procedure again.

    I forgot my password for the app

    If you forgot your password, on the login screen on the app, click on Forget Password? This will direct you to enter in the email address (username) you used when setting up the account.

    I forgot my username for the app

    Your username would be the email address you used when creating your account. If you do not remember it, please contact 844-9WI-FIRE (844-994-3473)for assistance. If you need to update it to a new email address, Traeger Customer Service will be able to assist you as well.

    My app won’t upload my recipe to the grill

    If your app is not uploading your recipes, run the set-up procedure on the app again to connect to your grill. You should also check the WiFi settings as well as the network password.

    Is the wireless compatible with 2.4ghz and 5ghz channels?

    Currently the wireless device on the Timberline grill is only compatible with 2.4ghz channels. Using this frequency gives you a bigger connectivity range.

    Where can I download the app from?

    The app can be download at the App Store for iOS device and the Google Play Store for Android devices.

    Do I need the app to use the Timberline?

    The app is not required to use the Timberline Grill, but you will love it even more if you do have the app. It will allow you to upload recipes to the Timberline Grill. You will also be able to view and upload more recipes as they become available.

    What should I name my grill?

    You can name your grill anything you want. It is used to identify the grill if you have multiple Timberline grills on the same network.

    Can I add multiple grills to the app?

    Yes. Instructions can be found in the quick app quick start guide included with your Timberline Grill purchase.

    Can I run one grill on multiple phones?

    Yes, you can. You will follow the instructions in the quick start guide included with your Timberline grill purchase to add multiple Android or iOS devices to your Timberline grill. However, you will have to use the same username and password on the different phones.

    What operating systems is the app compatible with?

    The app is compatible with Android and iOS devices.

    Why does my app need certain permissions?

    The Traeger app needs permission for location and push notifications. The push notifications is for communicating with the grill and the location is for the dealer locator on the app.

    Can I register my grill through the app?

    Currently you cannot register your grill through app, but you can register at
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    What does XXX error code mean?

    There 4 error conditions and 2 warning conditions detected by the Timberline Grill
  • 1. High Temp Error: This error will occur when the temperature in the grill reaches temperatures above 550°F for more than 45 seconds. The grill will turn off the fan and auger. After the grill drops below 450°F, the auger will run for 2 minutes to remove embers from the auger tube. After the grill has cool, turn off the grill. You will need to clear our any remaining pellets from the firepot. Then restart the Timberline grills.
  • 2. Low Temp Error: This will occur if the temperature of the grill falls below 120°F for 600 seconds. The grill will go into a shutdown state and the low temp error will display. To fix this, remove any pellets from the firepot. Turn the controller off and then on again and restart your grill. You can do this by pushing the standby button and then turn it back on.
  • 3. Low Ambient Temp: This error will occur after 30 seconds with the ambient temperature below -20°F. This will not be an issue if the grill is plugged in and left in standby mode. If the grill is unplugged and left outside in the freezing cold, you may run into this. The grill will not work if the ambient temperature gets -40°F. To fix the grill, you will need to warm up the controller.
  • 4. Temp Sensor Out: This will occur when the thermocouple (the temperature probe located inside the grill, near the top. It is a small wire sticking out) is disconnected from the controller. The grill will shut down when this occurs after 10 seconds of the thermocouple being disconnected. To fix this, you will need to reconnect the thermocouple.
  • 5. Probe Fell Out: This warning occurs when the probe falls out of the meat. The warning alarm will sound after 30 seconds with the probe above 220°F while the grill is running and a probe is connected. To fix this, put on some heat resistant gloves/mittens and pull the probe out of the grill and reinsert into the meat. Please note that the meat probe is required for custom cooks.
  • 6. Bad Probe: This warning will display 10 seconds after a probe with a short is connected to the controller. You will need to remove the probe and contact customer service for a replacement at 844-9Wi-Fire (844-994-3473). The error will go away after the bad probe is removed. Unfortunately, you will not be able to do a custom cook in the meantime.
  • 7. Clean grease tray: This reminder will display every 8 times the grill has been ignited. To clear the warning, clean the grease tray and clear the warning.
  • 8. Clean Your Grill: This reminder will display after 20 hours since the last time the notification has been cleared. To clear the warning, clean the grill and clear the warning on the controller.

  • I need replacements parts

    The Timberline comes with Traeger’s 3-year parts warranty. If the need should arise you require replacement parts for your grill, call 844-9WI-FIRE (844-994-3473)

    My grill won’t download the recipe

    If your app is not download your recipes, run the set-up procedure on the app again to connect to your grill. You should also check the WiFi settings as well as the network password.

    There is smoke coming out the bottom of my grill

    As part of the priming processing before seasoning the grill, a cup of water was added to the grease trap. Water will slowly evaporate and is replaced from the drip tray by grease. If there is smoke coming out of the bottom of the grill, simply add more water to the trap and Traeger on.

    The seasoning reminder keeps showing up and I’ve already seasoned it once

    The seasoning reminder will display the first few times you power up the grill. However, you only need to season your grill once.

    My grill beeped 3 times at me

    Your Timberline beeping 3 times indicates the probe is not plugged in properly. Simply unplug the probe and reinsert.

    My grill isn’t searing

    There are two positions for the grill grate in your Timberline grill. For searing, the grill grate should be placed at the lowest point in the grill body cavity, resting on the lowest back brackets and the lip at the front.

    My fire went out in my grill, now what?

    Don’t fret. The Timberline control will ignite the hot rod and get the grill fired up again.

    What is super-smoke setting?

    Super-smoke setting increases the amount of smoke released when the cook temperature is between 165° and 225°F (74° and 107°C).

    How hot will the Timberline get?

    The Timberline will get to 500°F.

    Do I need to plug in the grill for it to work?

    Yes, the Timberline like all Traeger grills requires an outlet to run the grill.

    Can I use heating fuel pellets?

    No, our grills are built to function with Traeger brand food-grade pellets. Heating pellets contain glues and chemicals that are not safe for food. Traeger brand pellets are compressed with 10,000 lbs. of pressure and the natural glutens in the wood hold them together. No additional binders are used.

    Do I need to keep the grill door open during the start-up?

    You do not need to leave the grill door open during the start-up procedure.

    Can I use water to cool off my grill quicker?

    No, using water to cool your grill could cause the pellets to expand leading to an auger jam.

    My fan isn’t running consistently

    The fan on the Timberline will adjust RPM’s based on what is needed during the cook. You may hear the fan modulate based on the cooking needs.

    What is the 'keep warm' setting?

    The keep warm setting will set the grill to 165°F to keep your food warm.

    Stainless steel is turning rose gold.

    After the initial seasoning of the grill, you will notice the stainless-steel turn to a rose-gold color. This is natural occurrence, to be expected, and cannot be avoided.
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    How do I replace the drip tray on my Scout or Ranger Grill?

    See below document for details:
    drip tray replacement instructions
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    Contact Us

    • Address

      Traeger Pellet Grills LLC

      1215 E Wilmington Ave, Suite 200

      Salt Lake City, UT 84106

    • Phone & Email

      Canadian Service:

      Ontario & East:1-800-TRAEGER

      Hours:9am - 5pm Monday-Friday

      Manitoba & West:1-800-TRAEGER

      Hours:8am -4:30pm Monday-Friday

      US Service:


      Hours:5am - 7pm PST 7 days a week

    • Timberline Service Line


      Hours:6am - 7:30pm MST

      7 days a week