owner`s manual - Traeger Wood Pellet Grills

OWNER’S MANUAL
TFB30LZAC
RESIDENTIAL PELLET GRILL-SMOKER
FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY!
“TASTE THE DIFFERENCE”
Please read this entire manual before assembly, installation of your Traeger Pellet Grill. Failure to
follow these instructions could result in property damage, bodily injury or even death. Contact
your local building or fire official about restrictions and installation inspection requirements in
your area.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
A MAJOR CAUSE OF FIRES IS FAILURE TO
MAINTAIN REQUIRED CLEARENCES (AIR SPACES)
TO COMBUSTIBLES MATERIALS. IT IS OF UTMOST
IMPORTANCE THAT THIS PRODUCT BE INSTALLED
ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER! Hazardous voltage is present which can shock, burn or cause death. Disconnect the power cord
before servicing the Grill unless otherwise noted in the Owner’s Manual.
DANGER! Never use or store flammable liquids near the Grill.
DANGER! Never use gasoline or lighter fluid to manually light your Grill. Use ONLY Alcohol Gel for this
procedure AND according to the instructions in the Owner’s Manual.
WARNING! When operating this Grill, maintain a MINIMUM distance of 12” from the Grill to combustibles.
WARNING! When operating this Grill under overhead combustibles a MINIMUM of 40 inches is required.
WARNING! Assemble and operate this Grill ONLY per the instructions in this Owner’s Manual.
WARNING! This Grill is intended for OUTDOOR USE ONLY.
WARNING! Never use heating fuel pellets in the Grill, due to potential hazardous contaminants and additives that
may be present.
WARNING! Use ONLY TRAEGER BRAND BBQ WOOD PELLETS, which are specifically made to work in our
Grills. Traeger wood pellets are rated for 8500 BTU per LBS with an ash content of 2%.
CAUTION! Always store wood pellets in a dry location, away from heat-producing appliances and other fuel
containers.
CAUTION! Keep the Grill clean – See the cleaning Instructions in this Owner’s Manual.
CAUTION! Do not use accessories not specified for use with this Grill.
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of this Traeger Wood Pellet Grill, Model TFB30LZAC.
With proper set-up, operation and maintenance, the Grill will provide you with delicious
food and years of cooking enjoyment.
NOTE: NUMBERS FOLLOWING PART NAMES THROUGHOUT THIS MANUAL REFER TO
THE COMPONENT DIAGRAM.
When you un-box the Grill, make sure you have, and can identify all of the following
parts:
(1) Bag of Nuts, Washers, and Bolts. These are for mounting the Legs
(64, 65, 66, 67), Wheels (69) and Handles (13) to the Grill (1).
(1) Main Body (1)
(4) Legs (64, 65, 66, 67) and Axle Rod (68)
(1) Pellet Hopper/Burner (56)
(1) Porcelain Grill (135) Remove for assembly
(1) Heat Baffle (78). Remove from grill for assembly
(1) Grease Drain Pan (81). Remove from grill for assembly
(1) Grease Bucket (112)
(2) Wheels (69)
You will need to complete the assembly which includes:
Mounting the Legs (64, 65, 66, 67) onto the Grill Body (1)
Mounting the Axle Rod (68) and Wheels (69) to the Wheel Legs (66, 67)
Mounting the Pellet Hopper (56) onto the Grill Body (1)
Mounting Handles (13) to Door (9) and to right end of Grill (1). Do not over tighten.
Damage to the handles could result.
5) Positioning the Heat Baffle (78) over the Firepot (10), and setting the Grease Drain Pan
(81) in place.
6) Hanging the Grease Bucket (112) on the Bucket Hook located below the Grease Drain
Tube opening on the right side of the Grill (1).
1)
2)
3)
4)
Follow these step by step instructions and you’ll be cookin’ in no time!
TOOLS SUPPLIED FOR ASSEMBLY
3/8” / 1/2” combo wrench
7/16” / 1/2” combo wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Record your date of purchase here:_____________________________________________
Record your serial number here:_____________________________________________
SECTION ONE: ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
MOUNTING LEGS AND WHEELS:
1. Insert Leg Left Front (64) onto Grill Frame Assembly (1) so the holes align and insert
1/4-20 x screw (73) into hole on the backside install washer (63) and nut (73) and leave
loose.
2. Insert Leg Left Rear (65) onto Grill Frame Assembly (1) so the holes align and insert
1/4-20 x screw (73) into hole on the backside install washer (63) and nut (73) and leave
loose.
3. Insert Leg Right Front (67) onto Grill Frame Assembly (1) so the holes align and insert
1/4-20 x screw (73) into hole on the backside install washer (63) and nut (73) and leave
loose.
4. Insert Leg Right Front (66) onto Grill Frame Assembly (1) so the holes align and insert
1/4-20 x screw (73) into hole on the backside install washer (63) and nut (73) and leave
loose.
5. Insert Axle rod (68) into holes provided on both right legs (66, 67). Insert Wheel (69)
onto Axle (68) then insert Washer (70) and Nut (71) onto Axle and tighten. Repeat the
process on the other side of the Axle (68).
6. Stand the grill up on its legs and then tighten the leg bolts. Do not over tighten the
Screws.
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MOUNTING PELLET HOPPER/BURNER:
NOTE: DO NOT remove the white, square Burner Gasket from the Hopper/Burner (56).
1. Locate the RTD plug-in connector coming from the mounted RTD inside the grill
frame. Connect this with the mating connector located on the outside of the hopper
burner assembly.
2. Remove the four hex bolts (47) and washer (63) from the hopper assembly (56).
These will be used to mount the hopper to the grill body.
3. Slide the Hopper/Burner (56) square tube into the square opening located on the left
side of the Grill Body (1). Gently push the Hopper/Burner (56) into the Grill Body (1)
until the Hopper/Burner (56) is snug against the end of the Grill Body (1).
4. Align the bolt holes in the Grill Body (1) with the Nutzerts in the Hopper/Burner (56).
5. Install a Flat Washer (63) on each of the four Hex Head Bolts (47). From the inside of
the Grill Body (1) install these Bolts (47) with Washers (63) into the Hopper/Burner
(56) Nutzerts. Tighten all four Bolts – DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE BOLTS.
INSTALLING DOOR HANDLE TO DOOR:
Insert handle (13) onto the two slots located in the Door (9).
Install Washer (16) and Nut (17) onto the Handle (13) bolt from inside the Door (9) and tighten
the nut (17). Repeat the process on the other side.
CAUTION: Do not over tighten the nuts.
INSTALLING THE HEAT BAFFLE
Insert the Heat Baffle (78) onto the inside of the Grill Frame Assembly (1) and place onto the
gap in the burner box and centered side to side over the firepot(10).
INSTALL GREASE DRAIN PAN:
RECOMMENDATION for ease of clean-up: Line the Grease Drain Pan (81) with heavyduty aluminum foil. Be sure the edges and ends of the foil are tight against the bottom
of the Grease Drain Pan (81).
1. Insert grease drain pan (81) onto the inside of the Grill Frame Body (1) and insert the
tube into the hole provided on the right side of the Grill Frame Body (1). Then insert the
Flange of the Grease Drain Pan (81) onto the flange on the Heat Baffle (78)
POSITIONING THE PORCELAIN GRILL:
1. Insert Porcelain Grill (135) into Grill Frame Body (1) and rest on angles centered front to
back and side to side.
HANGING GREASE BUCKET
The Grease Bucket (112) hangs on the Bucket Hook located below the Grease Drain Tube
opening on the right side of the Grill Body (1).
SECTION TWO: INITIAL FIRING INSTRUCTIONS
(To be used on initial firing or anytime the Grill runs out of Pellets)
In order to ensure proper operation of the Grill, you must first
allow the Auger Tube to be “charged” with Pellets.
1) Open the Door and remove the Porcelain Grills, Grease Drain Pan and Heat Baffle from
inside the Grill.
2) Make sure the Switch is in the OFF (o) position. Plug the Power Cord into an appropriate,
grounded electrical outlet.
3) Open the Pellet Hopper Lid and locate the Auger. Make sure there are no foreign objects in
the Auger. Turn the Switch ON (--) and the Temperature/dial to smoke look into the Pellet
Hopper to confirm the Auger is turning. At the same time, place your fingers over the
Firepot and feel the air movement from the Draft Inducer Fan. Look to see if the Hot Rod is
getting hot (it will start to turn red). CAUTION! Do not touch it. Turn the Temperature/dial
to SHUT DOWN CYCLE.
4) Fill the Pellet Hopper with TRAEGER BBQ PELLETS. WARNING! Use only TRAEGER
BRAND BBQ PELLETS, which are specifically made to work in our Grills. Never use
heating fuel pellets in the Grill. Turn the Temperature/Dial to HIGH. Note: During the
initial charging of the Auger, it will take time for the Pellets to travel from the Pellet Hopper
to the Firepot. When the Pellets begin to fall into the Firepot, turn the Temperature/Dial to
Shut Down Cycle.
5) Set the Temperature/Dial to SMOKE. Let the Pellets come to full flame. Once you see
flames come out of the Firepot, turn the Temperature/Dial to SHUT DOWN CYCLE, and let
the Grill cool down.
Recommendation: For ease of clean-up, line the Grease Drain Pan with heavy-duty
aluminum foil. Be sure the edges and ends of the foil are tight against the bottom of
the Grease Drain Pan. Position the Heat Baffle, The foil lined Grease Drain Pan and
Porcelain Grills in their proper locations.
6) With the Door open set the Temperature/Dial to SMOKE. In approximately 2 minutes you
will notice whitish-gray smoke coming out of the Grill as the Pellets ignite. After assuring
the Pellets have ignited, close the Door and set the Temperature/Dial to any cooking
setting desired.
7) Note: Before cooking the first batch of food in your new Grill, you will need to
season the Grill. Turn the Temperature/Dial to HIGH and run for 45 minutes at this
setting with the Door closed. This must be done before cooking any food on the
Grill.
8) The Grill should be allowed to preheat for approximately 10 minutes with the Door closed
before placing food in the grill.
ALWAYS START THE GRILL ON SMOKE SETTING
WITH THE DOOR OPEN
Once the Pellets are ignited, close the Door and
set the Temperature Dial to any cooking temperature desired.
NOTE: When operating this Grill, maintain a minimum
clearance of 12 inches from Grill to combustibles
SECTION THREE: SUBSEQUENT START-UP
With the Door open, turn the Switch ON (--) and the Temperature/Dial to SMOKE. In
approximately 2 minutes you will notice whitish-gray smoke coming out of the Grill as the
Pellets ignite. After assuring the Pellets have ignited, close the Door and set the
Temperature/Dial to any cooking setting desired. The Grill should be allowed to pre-heat for
approximately 10 minutes with the Door closed before placing food in the Grill.
WARNING! If at any time, the Grill fails to light or the fire in the Firepot goes out while cooking
or smoking, when sufficient pellets are still in the Pellet Hopper, it is important to follow these
steps. Failure to do so may cause a hazardous “over-firing” of your grill due to an excess of
unburned pellets in the Firepot.
1) DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord. If the Grill is still hot,
allow it to thoroughly cool. Open the Door and remove all food, the Porcelain Grills, Grease
Drain Pan and the Heat Baffle.
2) WARNING! Remove all unburned pellets and ash from inside and around the Firepot.
(See instructions for proper handling and disposal of ash in Section Five)
3) Before replacing the Heat Baffle, Grease Drain Pan and the Porcelain Grills, plug the power
Cord into an appropriate, grounded electrical outlet and restart the Grill. Pellets should fall
into the Firepot and the Hot Rod should begin to heat (it will start to turn red). CAUTION! Do
not touch it.
4) If this procedure is successful, you will soon see flames come out of the Firepot. Then turn
the Switch OFF (o), and let the Grill cool down. Position the Heat Baffle, the Grease Drain
Pan and Porcelain Grill in their proper locations. With the Door open, turn the Switch ON (--)
and the Temperature/Dial to SMOKE. In approximately 2 minutes you will notice whitishgray smoke coming out of the Grill as the Pellets ignite. After assuring the Pellets have
ignited, close the Door and set the temperature/Dial to any cooking setting desired.
5) If this procedure is not successful, see Section Six: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
for troubleshooting tips or contact Traeger Technical Support (Section Seven) to help
diagnose the problem before proceeding to the MANUAL LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
below.
MANUAL LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS:
If the Hot Rod only is not operating, the Grill can still be used to cook and smoke using the
MANUAL LIGHTING PROCEDURE below:
1) DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord. Allow the Grill to
thoroughly cool if it is still hot. From beneath the Pellet Hopper, disconnect the Hot Rod
(Purple / White wire pair as shown in the wiring diagram near the end of this manual). You
will need to remove the Hopper Bottom Panel to access the wiring. Once the Hot Rod is
disconnected, replace the Hopper Bottom Panel and plug the Power Cord back into an
appropriate, grounded electrical outlet.
2) Open the Pellet Hopper and fill with TRAEGER BBQ PELLETS.
WARNING! USE ONLY TRAEGER BRAND BBQ WOOD PELLETS, which are
specifically made to work in our Grills. NEVER use heating fuel pellets in the Grill
due to potential hazardous contaminants and additives that may be present.
3) Remove the Porcelain Grills, Grease Drain Pan and Heat Baffle to expose the Firepot In the
bottom of the Grill.
4) Pour 1/2 cup of TRAEGER BBQ PELLETS into the Firepot.
5) Squirt 2 tablespoons of Alcohol Gel fire lighter into the Firepot on top of the Pellets.
DANGER! Never use gasoline, gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid
or similar liquids to start or “freshen up” a fire in this Grill. Keep all such liquids well away
from the Grill when in use.
6) Carefully light the Alcohol Gel with a fireplace match or a long-reach butane lighter.
DANGER! Never squirt Alcohol Gel into a burning fire or a hot Firepot. The Alcohol Gel
bottle could explode and cause a fire, serious injury or death.
7) Let the Alcohol Gel and Pellets burn for approximately 4 minutes.
8) After assuring the Pellets have ignited, install the Heat Baffle, Grease Drain Pan and
Porcelain Grills back in place.
CAUTION! You will now have a fire in the Firepot. Be careful not to burn yourself when
you install these components. Gloves are recommended.
9) Turn the Switch ON (--) and the Temperature/Dial to any setting desired. With the Door
closed, let the Grill pre-heat for approximately 10 minutes before placing food in the Grill.
Control Shutdown cycle
The control for this barbecue comes with an automatic shut down cycle. When finished
cooking on your barbecue set the Temperature/Dial Knob to the Shutdown Cycle position, this
will leave the Draft Induction Fan running for ten minutes to burn any excess pellets in the fire
pot. After the fan runs for ten minutes the controller will power off and the fan and it will stop
running. CAUTION! The main power switch will shut the power off to the controller and the
Temperature/Dial Knob switch will cut off power to the grill components only. When servicing
the controller or any parts ensure that the power supply is disconnected to avoid a shock
hazard.
Control Safety Features
The controller comes equipped with 2 safety features that will help you to keep the grill
operating correctly. The first of these is a low temperature alarm. If the grill stays below 125
degrees as read by the RTD temperature sensing device for a period of 10 minutes the control
will go into an alarm state and the display will read “LEr”. This will shut off all power to the
internal components of the grill. The display will stay in this state until you turn off the main
power switch.
The second safety feature will be a high temperature alarm. If the grill obtains an
internal temperature reading of 550 degrees as read by the RTD temperature sensing device
the control will go into alarm state and the display will read “HEr”. This will turn off all power to
the internal components of the grill. The display will stay in this state until you turn off the main
power switch.
Whenever either of these alarm conditions occurs you should check to see what caused
this condition and fix the problem. Call customer service if you need help.
SECTION FOUR: OPERATING TIPS
1) The Temperature Dial can be changed at any time to increase or decrease the cooking
temperature of the Grill. The HIGH/HIGHER temperature settings are for Grilling. The
MEDIUM/MID RANGE temperature settings are for Slow Cooking. The SMOKE setting is
for Smoking and adding Smoke Flavor to foods being cooked. The SMOKE setting can also
be used to “hold” foods at approximately 180 to 200 degrees F.
2) WARNING! Your Traeger Pellet Grill should never be moved while it is hot. If you are
transporting your Grill in a vehicle after cooking on it, make sure the fire is completely out
and the Grill is cold before placing it in any vehicle. Never put water into the Firepot. It will
jam the Auger.
3) Your Traeger Pellet Grill is designed to operate with the Door closed. Cooking with the Door
open greatly lengthens your cooking time.
4) DANGER! Never add pellets by hand to a hot Firepot. This is dangerous and you may be
seriously burned. If you run out of pellets and lose your fire while cooking, let the Grill
completely cool and start again with the INITIAL FIRING INSTRUCTIONS.
5) CAUTION! Make sure the Heat Baffle is properly seated on its locating brackets. The long
lips of the Heat Baffle should be pointing down over the Firepot. If not seated properly,
direct heat and flame could come up out of the Firepot and cause a grease fire in the Grill.
6) When estimating cooking times, the outside temperature will be an important factor. If it is
hot outside, it will take less time for food to cook. If it is cold, wet or windy, it will take
longer.
7) Digital Thermostat Control Functions:
After selecting your cooking temperature (with the exception of “SMOKE”) the Auger will
operate continuously until the selected temperature is reached. From that point forward, the
Digital Control will cycle the Auger off and on to maintain the selected temperature until the
Temperature/Dial is changed. When operating in “Smoke” mode, the Auger will cycle on for
15 seconds and off for 65 seconds. There is no temperature control with the “Smoke”
setting. This
timed cycle setting for “Smoke” is a factory pre-set recommended by
Traeger Pellet Grills to develop a “Smoking” temperature of 150 to 180 degrees F.
However you can change this timed cycle to suit your particular needs. Refer to the Wiring
Diagram found near the end of this manual and locate the Smoke Adjustment. It is a switch
inside a small hole on the face of the Digital Control to the right of the Readout. While the
Digital Control is on, use a very small screwdriver or other pointed object (a bent paper clip
works well) to gently depress the switch. When you depress the switch, the Readout will
change from a temperature to “P” followed by a number. The factory pre-set mentioned
earlier is P-2. The setting range is from P-0 to P-5. The “P” readout will change each time
you depress the switch. With all “P” settings, the Auger on time remains constant at 15
seconds while the off time is influenced by the “P” setting. For example: A P-3 setting will
result in an Auger on time of 15 seconds and an Auger off time of 75 seconds, an increase
in the off time of 10 seconds from the P-2 setting. Each change in the “P” number -up or
down- results in an increase or decrease of 10 seconds for the Auger off time. Increasing
the number decreases Smoking Temperature. Decreasing the number increases Smoking
Temperature. The Traeger Service Department recommends a setting no higher than P4. Also, if you do make a Smoke Adjustment, the temperature on the Readout should be
monitored. If the temperature is consistently below 160 degrees F. while “Smoking”,
decrease the “P” setting because there is a risk of losing the fire in the Firepot.
WARNING! If the fire in the Firepot goes out while smoking, when sufficient Pellets are still
in the Pellet Hopper, it is important to follow these steps. Failure to do so may cause a
hazardous “over-firing” of your grill due to an excess of unburned pellets in the Firepot. You
may need to decrease the “P” setting to prevent your fire from going out in the “Smoke”
mode.
a) DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord. Allow the Grill to
thoroughly cool if it is still hot. Open the Door and remove all food, the Porcelain Grills,
Grease Drain Pan and the Heat Baffle.
b) WARNING! Remove all unburned pellets and ash from inside and around the Firepot.
(See instructions for proper handling and disposal of ash in Section Five)
c) Before replacing the Heat Baffle, Grease Drain Pan and the Porcelain Grills, plug the
Power Cord into an appropriate, grounded electrical outlet and turn the Switch ON (--).
Pellets should fall into the Firepot and the Hot Rod should begin to heat (it will start to turn
red). CAUTION! Do not touch it.
d) You will soon see flames come out of the Firepot. Then turn the Switch OFF (o), and let
the Grill cool down. Position the Heat Baffle, the Grease Drain Pan and Porcelain Grills in
their proper locations. With the Door open, turn the Switch ON (--) and the
Temperature/Dial to SMOKE. In approximately 2 minutes you will notice whitish-gray
smoke coming out of the Grill as the Pellets ignite. After assuring the Pellets have ignited,
close the Door and set the Temperature/Dial to any cooking setting desired.
8) CARBON MONOXIDE:
WARNING! Follow these guidelines to prevent this colorless, odorless gas from poisoning you,
your family or others.
• Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness,
nausea, vomiting, sleepiness and confusion. Carbon monoxide reduces the blood’s
ability to carry oxygen. Low blood oxygen levels can result in loss of consciousness and
death.
• See a doctor if you or others develop cold or flu-like symptoms while cooking or in the
vicinity of this Grill. Carbon monoxide poisoning, which can easily be mistaken for a cold
or flu, is often detected too late.
• Alcohol consumption and drug use increase the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide is especially toxic to mother and child during pregnancy, infants, the elderly,
smokers and people with blood or circulatory problems, such as anemia or heart disease.
9) CAUTION! Grease fires are caused by not properly maintaining the Grill by failing to clean
your Grease Drain Pan, V-shaped Grease Drain and Grease Drain Tube on a consistent
basis. (See Section Five for maintenance instructions) In the unlikely event of a grease
fire while cooking, turn the Switch OFF (o) and Keep the Door closed until the fire is
completely out. Never keep the Door open during a grease fire. If it does not go out, lightly
sprinkle baking soda on the fire. CAUTION! Be careful not to burn yourself. If this does
not work then carefully remove the food from the Grill and keep the Door closed until the fire
is completely out. Again, be careful not to burn yourself. When the Grill is completely
cool, remove the Porcelain Grills and replace the foil on the Grease Drain Pan. Clean any
grease accumulation from the V-shaped Grease Drain and the Grease Drain Tube. Replace
the Grease Drain Pan and the Porcelain Grills in their proper positions, restart the Grill and
resume cooking.
SECTION FIVE: MAINTAINING
YOUR NEW GRILL
1) CREOSOTE AND GREASE: Formation and need for removal.
When wood pellets are burned slowly, they produce tar and other organic vapors that
combine with expelled moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapors condense in the
relatively cool flue exhaust of a slow burning fire. As a result, creosote accumulates on the
flue lining. When ignited, creosote makes an extremely hot fire. Airborne grease particles
will travel through the cooking chamber and some of this airborne grease will accumulate on
the flue lining, similar to the creosote, which could be contributory to a fire.
The flue exhaust should be inspected at least twice a year to determine when a creosote
and/or grease buildup has occurred.
Also, grease drippings from the food will fall onto the Grease Drain Pan and be channeled
into the Grease Drain and then out of the Grill through the Grease Drain Tube, to be
collected in the Grease Bucket. Grease will accumulate in all of these locations.
The Grease Drain, the Grease Drain Tube and the Grease Bucket should be inspected at
least twice a year for signs of grease buildup.
When creosote or grease has accumulated, it should be removed to reduce the risk of fire.
Cleaning Grease from your Grill:
DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord.
CAUTION! Accumulated grease is easier to clean off when the Grill is still warm –not hot.
Be careful not to burn yourself. Gloves are recommended.
Periodically, clean the grease out of the Drain Pan Assembly and Grease Drain Tube. If too
much grease is allowed to build up in the Grease Drain Tube, or is allowed to plug the
Grease Drain Tube, a grease fire could result. We recommend cleaning these locations
regularly.
Remove the Porcelain Grills and the Grease Drain Pan and the Heat Baffle. Wipe up any
remaining grease residue inside the Grill Frame with paper towels or disposable rags. Paper
towels or disposable rags can also be used to wipe some of the grease off of the interior
surfaces of the Grill.
Line your Grease Bucket with aluminum foil for easy clean-up. Empty it occasionally,
depending on amount of use. Change the aluminum foil on the Grease Drain Pan frequently
(sometimes, after each use, depending upon what was cooked). Clean foil on the Grease
Drain Pan will make your food taste better and reduce the risk of a grease fire.
2) Cleaning outside surfaces:
DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord.
Use a disposable rag or cloth, dampened with warm soapy water to wipe the grease from
the outside of the Grill. DO NOT use oven cleaner, abrasive cleansers or abrasive cleaning
pads on the outside Grill surfaces.
3) Outside Storage:
CAUTION! If the Grill is stored outside during the rainy season, care should be taken to
ensure that water does not get into the Pellet Hopper. Wood pellets, when wet, expand
greatly and will jam your Auger. A Traeger Grill Cover to protect the Grill is highly
recommended! Covers are available from your Traeger Dealer, or log on to our Web Site –
www.traegergrills.com.
4) Cleaning the Porcelain Grills:
CAUTION! The cleaning of the Porcelain Grills works best while they are still warm. Be
careful not to burn yourself. We recommend keeping a long-handled cleaning brush near
the Grill. After removing your food, give the Porcelain Grill a quick brushing. It takes only a
minute and it will be ready the next time you want to use the Grill.
5) Cleaning the ash from inside and around the Firepot:
DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord.
WARNING! Make sure that the Grill is COLD before cleaning the ash.
WARNING! Disposal of ashes should be done only per the following instructions.
Excess ash in the Firepot may cause your fire to go out, especially in the “SMOKE” setting.
The Firepot should be inspected occasionally, and cleaned to remove the ash buildup.
Again, cleaning the ash from in and around the Firepot should be done only when the Grill
is COLD.
Remove the Porcelain Grills, Grease Drain Pan and Heat Baffle to provide access to the
Firepot and the interior of the Grill. Much of the ash outside of the Firepot can be swept to
the open area at the right of the Firepot using a small whisk broom. It can be removed from
the Grill with a small metal fireplace shovel or other similar tool. Dispose of the ashes per
the following instructions.
WARNING! A vacuum cleaner is the best way to remove ashes from the Firepot but this
must be done with extreme care to avoid the risk of fire. Again, cleaning the ash from the
Firepot should be done only when the Grill is COLD.
A utility-type vacuum cleaner, having a metal collection canister without a bag would be
best for this task. However, almost any vacuum cleaner will work safely if this procedure is
properly followed.
After assuring that the ash in the Firepot is COLD, vacuum the ash from the inside of
Firepot.
the
A) If your vacuum cleaner is a bagless model, empty any previously accumulated debris
from the collection chamber. Then vacuum the ash from the inside of the Firepot. Once the
Firepot is clean, empty the collection chamber into the metal container described below
without delay. Make sure that there is no remaining ash residue left in the collection
chamber
B) If your vacuum cleaner is a model that uses a disposable bag, install an unused one in
the machine. Then vacuum the ash from the inside of the Firepot. Once the Firepot is
clean, remove the bag from the vacuum cleaner and place it in the metal container
described below without delay.
DISPOSAL OF ASHES:
WARNING! Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. The closed
container of ashes should be placed on a non-combustible floor or on the ground, well away
from all combustible materials, pending final disposal. When the ashes are disposed of by
burial in soil or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be retained in the closed container
until all cinders have thoroughly cooled.
SECTION SIX: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY WON’T MY GRILL IGNITE?
1) Verify power at the electrical outlet.
a) If Power Cord is connected to a GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter), check and reset if
necessary.
b) Initiate startup.
Still no ignition – Proceed to step 2.
2) DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord.
a) Remove the Control and check the fuse on back. Replace the fuse if blown. Reinstall
the Control!
b) Unplug Hot Rod connector (Purple/White wire pair), plug Power Cord into an
appropriate, grounded electrical outlet and turn the Switch ON (--). NOTE: At this point
the Grill will not ignite.
c) Check the Draft Inducer Fan and the Auger Drive Motor for operation. If both are
operating -- the Hot Rod needs to be replaced. If one or both are not operating, contact
Traeger Technical Support (Section Seven) for additional troubleshooting help. Contact
your Traeger Dealer or the Traeger Parts Department (Section Seven) to place an order.
3) If the problem is identified to be a failed Hot Rod, the Grill can still be used to cook and
smoke by following the MANUAL LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS in Section Three of this
OWNER’S MANUAL.
WHY ARE NO PELLETS BEING DELIVERED INTO THE FIREPOT?
1) Verify that there are Pellets in the Pellet Hopper. If this is the INITIAL FIRING or the Grill
has run out of Pellets, allow sufficient time for the Pellets to travel from the Pellet Hopper to
the Firepot (can take up to 7 minutes).
2) Initiate startup. See INITIAL FIRING INSTRUCTIONS in Section Two of this OWNER’S
MANUAL.
Still no Pellets in the Firepot – Proceed to step 3.
3) DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord.
a) Unplug the Auger Drive Motor (Red/White wire pair connector) and the Draft Inducer
Fan (Orange/White wire pair connector).
b) Reconnect the Draft Inducer Fan to the Red/White wire pair and the Auger Drive Motor
to the Orange/White pair.
c) Plug the Power Cord into an appropriate, grounded electrical outlet and turn the Switch
ON (--).
d) If the Auger Drive Motor is operating (check the small fan blade on the back of the
motor), the problem is in the Three Speed or Digital Control, which will need to be replaced.
Contact your Traeger Dealer or the Traeger Parts Department (Section Seven) to place an
order.
4) If the Auger Drive Motor is not operating but the Draft Inducer Fan is operating, the
problem is in the Auger system, which will need to be checked.
a) With the Switch OFF (o), locate the small fan blade on the back of the Auger Drive
Motor.
b) CAUTION! While watching the fan blade, turn the Switch ON (--). If the fan blade does
not turn, turn the Switch OFF (o). This indicates a defective Auger Drive Motor and it will
need to be replaced. Contact your Traeger Dealer or the Traeger Parts Department
(Section Seven) to place an order.
c) If the fan blade turns a bit and then stops, continue watching and turn the Switch OFF
(o). If the fan blade UNWINDS slightly, this indicates a jam in the Auger system which will
need to be cleared.
d) DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord. Remove the
Pellets from the Pellet Hopper. Check for foreign objects and wet or decomposed Pellets,
both of which can cause a jam in the Auger system. The Auger will need to be removed to
clear a jam in the Auger system. See “HOW DO I REMOVE THE AUGER IF IT JAMS?”
section below.
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HOW DO I REMOVE THE AUGER IF IT JAMS?
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
9)
DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord.
CAUTION! If the Grill is still hot, allow it to thoroughly cool.
Remove any covers necessary to access the Auger Drive Motor.
Remove the screw connecting the Auger Drive Motor shaft to the Auger shaft and the
screw retaining the Auger Bushing into the Auger Tube.
With a small pipe wrench or locking pliers on the Auger shaft, turn the Auger counter
clockwise. It will turn hard until it breaks free, then the Auger will turn freely.
Remove the Auger and clean all Pellets, ash or foreign objects from the Auger, Auger Tube
and Firepot. (See instructions for proper handling and disposal of ash in Section
Five)
Sand the outside surfaces of the auger with medium grit sandpaper. Check the inside of the
Auger Tube and sand it if needed. Vacuum the sanding grit out of the Auger Tube and
Firepot when finished. Check that the Auger rotates freely.
Re-attach the Auger shaft to the Auger Drive Motor shaft.
WHY DOES MY GRILL FIRE GO OUT ON “SMOKE” SETTING?
The “P” number for the Smoke Adjustment on the Digital Control may be set too high.
Review the Digital Thermostat Control Functions in Section Four: Operating Tips to make
an adjustment.
There may be excess ash in the Firepot which needs to be cleaned.
WARNING! If the fire in the Firepot goes out while smoking, when sufficient Pellets are still
in the Pellet Hopper, it is important to follow these steps. Failure to do so may cause a
hazardous “over-firing” of your grill due to an excess of unburned pellets in the Firepot.
a) DANGER! Turn the Switch OFF (o) and disconnect the Power Cord. If the Grill is still
hot, allow it to thoroughly cool. Open the Door and remove all food, the Porcelain Grills,
Grease Drain Pan and the Heat Baffle.
b) WARNING! Remove all unburned pellets and ash from inside and around the Firepot.
(See instructions for proper handling and disposal of ash in Section Five)
c) Before replacing the Heat Baffle, Grease Drain Pan and the Porcelain Grills, plug the
Power Cord into an appropriate, grounded electrical outlet and turn the Switch ON (--).
Pellets should fall into the Firepot and the Hot Rod should begin to heat (it will start to turn
red). CAUTION! Do not touch it.
d) If this procedure is successful, you will soon see flames come out of the Firepot. Then
turn the Switch OFF (o), and let the Grill cool down. Position the Heat Baffle, the Grease
Drain Pan and Porcelain Grills in their proper locations. With the Door open, turn the Switch
ON (--) and the Temperature/Dial to SMOKE. In approximately 2 minutes you will notice
whitish-gray smoke coming out of the Grill as the Pellets ignite. After assuring the Pellets
have ignited, close the Door and set the Temperature/Dial to any cooking setting desired.
e) If this didn’t remedy the problem, contact Traeger Technical Support (Section Seven)
for additional troubleshooting help.
WITH THE TRAEGER DIGITAL CONTROL, WHAT DIAL SETTING IS RECOMMENDED
FOR STARTING THE GRILL?
The auto-start procedure is the same for all Grill Controls. With the Door open, turn the
Switch ON (--) and the Temperature/Dial to SMOKE. In approximately 2 minutes you will
notice whitish-gray smoke coming out of the Grill as the Pellets ignite. After assuring the
Pellets have ignited, close the Door and set the Temperature Dial to any cooking setting
desired.
WHAT TEMPERATURE SETTINGS DO I USE WITH MY DIGITAL THERMOSTATCONTROL
WHEN THE COOKBOOK RECIPES CALL FOR SMOKE, MEDIUM ANDHIGH?
This handy conversion chart will help you determine where to set the Thermostat when the
recipes call for “Smoke”, “Medium” or “High” settings with the 3-Speed Smoker Control.
Remember: Grill temperature is affected by conditions such as outside temperature,
precipitation and wind as well as altitude. Please keep this in mind when determining how long
it will take food to cook on your Grill.
3-Speed Smoker Control Settings Digital Thermostat Suggested Settings
Smoke
Smoke (150-180 F.)
Medium
225-275 Degrees F.
High
350-400 Degrees F.
HOW DO I PROTECT MY PAINT FINISH?
1) Use a protective Cover on the Grill and touch-up paint to repair any scratches. A
TRAEGER GRILL COVER to protect the Grill is highly recommended! Covers and
touch-up paint are available from your Traeger Dealer, or log on to our Web Site –
www.traegergrills.com.
2) Every 90 days, use a high quality car wax on the outside surfaces of the Grill. ONLY
APPLY WAX TO A COLD GRILL.
WHERE CAN I GET A NEW PART FOR MY GRILL?
Check with your Traeger Dealer. They may have the part in stock or can order the part for you.
Or you can contact the Traeger Parts Department (Section Seven) to place an order. In either
case, please provide your name, phone number, address, Model and Serial Number of the
Grill (located on a label inside the Hopper Lid), along with the part identification number from
the Component Diagram.
SECTION SEVEN: TRAEGER SUPPORT
Parts are identified in the front of this manual on the COMPONENT DIAGRAM PAGE. To
order parts: Call, E-mail or write to your Authorized Traeger Dealer or Traeger Pellet Grills.
Please provide your name, phone number, address, Model and Serial Number of the Grill
(located on a label inside the Hopper Lid), along with the part identification.
TRAEGER PELLET GRILLS, LLC
1215 Wilmington Ave Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
TRAEGER TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Available 7 Days a Week 5AM to 7PM
Pacific Time
TRAEGER PARTS DEPARTMENT
Available Weekdays 8AM to 4:30PM
Pacific Time
TRAEGER SALES/ORDER DESK
Available Weekdays 8AM to 5PM
Pacific Time
TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE: 1-800-872-3437
E-mail: service@traegergrills.com
Website: www.traegergrills.com
TFB30LZAC COMPONENTS LIST
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TFB30LZAC HOPPER BURNER COMPONENTS
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TFB30LZAC PARTS LIST
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9
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
30
33
35
39
40
41
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
6
6
1
1
1
1
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
6
Description
Grill Frame Assembly
Door Assembly
Firepot Assembly
Auger Assembly 055
Auger Tube Bushing
Door Handle
Auger Drive Motor
Washer #10 flat
Nut 10-32 Hex Zinc
Screw 6-32 x .750 Socket Hd
Nut 6-32 Nylock Zinc
Screw 8-32 x .375 S-tap
Hot Rod (Ignitor)
Screw #8 x .5 Hex S-Tap
3/8 x 3/16 Thick Gasket
Burner Box Assembly
Power Cord 8’ Nema 120v
Strain Relief
Screw 8-32 x .500 Pphd Zinc
Hopper Assembly
Hopper Lid Assembly
Screw 8-32 x .25 PPHD Zinc
Nut 8-32 K-Lock Zinc
Screw 6-32 x .375 S-Tap
P/N
SUB018
SUB432
FAB310
SUB023
BRN109
HDW106
BRN250
HDW135
HDW136
HDW116
HDW112
HDW114
BAC199
HDW119
BRN900
SUB020
ELE203
ELE210
HDW117
SUB021
SUB431
HDW079
HDW108
HDW115
Item
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43
47
49
56
61
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
78
81
112
135
136
137
Qty
1
1
4
1
1
1
16
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
12
12
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Description
Digital Control W/SDC
RTD 7”
1/4-20 X .750 Hex Zinc
Draft Inducer Fan Assy
Hopper Burner Assembly
Hopper Bottom Cover
Washer ¼ Flat Zinc
Leg Left Front
Leg Left Rear
Leg Right Rear
Leg Right Front
Axle Rod
Wheel
5/16-18 Nut Nylock
5/16 Washer
Screw ¼-20 PTH Zinc
Nut ¼-20 Hex Zinc
Leg Cap
Heat Baffle
Drain Pan Assembly
Grease Bucket
Porcelain Grill
Hopper Guard
Hopper Burner Gasket
P/N
BAC283
BAC216
HDW137
FAN250
SUB399
BCA294
HDW130
FCA030
FCA029
FCA031
FCA032
SCA030
HDW208
HDW138
HDW120
HDW129
HDW123
HDW104
SUB024
SUB025
HDW152
HDW196
BCA293
INS144
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