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Why don’t I receive a low temp warning when temp drops due to pellets that are jammed up in the hopper? I don’t wanna babysit my grill why can’t it warn me earlier like say a drop in temp of 20 degrees.
 

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Want to hear something even more concerning? I was going out to take my food off when I got a temp drop warning. I look at screen and the temp was right where I had set it. Then after about 10-15 seconds it started dropping?!
 

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Why don’t I receive a low temp warning when temp drops due to pellets that are jammed up in the hopper? I don’t wanna babysit my grill why can’t it warn me earlier like say a drop in temp of 20 degrees.
Good question...I believe is is because of the allowable variation in temp ( over and under) specified in the PID logic. I have gotten one twice, but both times the temp drop had been almost 100 degrees below set point when cooking at 375F.
 

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Why don’t I receive a low temp warning when temp drops due to pellets that are jammed up in the hopper? I don’t wanna babysit my grill why can’t it warn me earlier like say a drop in temp of 20 degrees.
If you look at some of the posts that I have made, you will find examples of a 70 degree difference between the controller and an air probe. There are some problems right now with the PID. I have been told by Weber that variations of plus/minus 50 degrees should not be alarming. I have a different opinion.
 
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Why don’t I receive a low temp warning when temp drops due to pellets that are jammed up in the hopper? I don’t wanna babysit my grill why can’t it warn me earlier like say a drop in temp of 20 degrees.
Have you removed the wire guard just in front of the chute? Once I did that I’ve had no issues with pellets.

Obviously, as with any pellet grill, you have to keep some tabs on them over an extended period of time or if for some. reason you are running at a high temp for a long time.
 

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Have you removed the wire guard just in front of the chute? Once I did that I’ve had no issues with pellets.
This is a deflection from the real problem. The main issue is not a pellet problem. It is an indicator/sensor/PID problem that Weber has not satisfactorily addressed yet. Until that is done, we will be chasing the wind.
 

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Yes the new updates have been multiple issues for me. Got new phone today hoping maybe it’s better.
 
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Have you removed the wire guard just in front of the chute? Once I did that I’ve had no issues with pellets.

Obviously, as with any pellet grill, you have to keep some tabs on them over an extended period of time or if for some. reason you are running at a high temp for a long time.
Yes first thing I did....I’m using a local pellet brand that’s thicker and some are a lot longer than the Weber brand. I know this is the problem but why can’t it warn me earlier so I can go out and shake things up.
 

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This is a deflection from the real problem. The main issue is not a pellet problem. It is an indicator/sensor/PID problem that Weber has not satisfactorily addressed yet. Until that is done, we will be chasing the wind.
Okie dokie. I was just thinking if the user could eliminate the pellet jam as HE indicated in his particular post, it might help with the said pellet jam.
I’ll defer on the rest as I have no comment.
 

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It does not matter if we are using logs for pellets, the controller should notify us properly to potential problems (low temp, no pellets, etc.). There are too many of us that are experiencing problems due to the last update series (all related to software). And Weber uses the "Which pellet are you using?" question way too frequent as a diagnostic point, rather than fixing the PID and its programming.
 

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It does not matter if we are using logs for pellets, the controller should notify us properly to potential problems (low temp, no pellets, etc.). There are too many of us that are experiencing problems due to the last update series (all related to software). And Weber uses the "Which pellet are you using?" question way too frequent as a diagnostic point, rather than fixing the PID and its programming.
I just respectfully disagree to some extent. I’ve used 4-5 other pellet cooker brands and don’t have any idea if any of them do what you describe because none of them have that issue. You are asking for a quicker notification for the problem but don’t seem to consider the problem, the problem. When I open my lid to flip burgers or sauce up some BBQ, the temps drop 20-75 degrees or more some times. I don’t care what pellets you use as long as they don’t cause a problem. Once they cause a problem then I consider the pellets the problem. I had issues before installing the welded chute and wire guard removal with pellet jambs etc. I also used other pellet brands. I have eliminated all those issues by using the Weber pellets and removing the guard. I totally agree that if there are large swings in temps such as loss of heat or overshoots that are NOT the result of pellet feed interruption, there is an issue with the controller. No argument on that.
either way, I sincerely hope they get these bugs ironed out for you. I can imagine the PITA that it has been.
 
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I just respectfully disagree to some extent. I’ve used 4-5 other pellet cooker brands and don’t have any idea if any of them do what you describe because none of them have that issue. You are asking for a quicker notification for the problem but don’t seem to consider the problem, the problem. When I open my lid to flip burgers or sauce up some BBQ, the temps drop 20-75 degrees or more some times. I don’t care what pellets you use as long as they don’t cause a problem. Once they cause a problem then I consider the pellets the problem. I had issues before installing the welded chute and wire guard removal with pellet jambs etc. I also used other pellet brands. I have eliminated all those issues by using the Weber pellets and removing the guard. I totally agree that if there are large swings in temps such as loss of heat or overshoots that are NOT the result of pellet feed interruption, there is an issue with the controller. No argument on that.
either way, I sincerely hope they get these bugs ironed out for you. I can imagine the PITA that it has been.
I completely agree with what you’re saying.....I know the issue is the pellets I’m using they are thicker and some are as long as 2” they make a bridge over the auger opening. I’ve never had an issue with Weber pellets but I was looking for a cost effective replacement 40lbs bag for $25 maybe I’ll have to somehow filter out the longer pieces and smash them into smaller bits. Shush they would make the auger opening much larger so the pellets couldn’t build the so called “bridge”.
 

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It's not the pellets Gents... I have used only Weber brand pellets, changed out the motor, auger, glow plugs, wiring harness for the motor, wiring harness for the glow plug, etc, etc.. When it cooks, its awesome, but who can trust it? Pure junk that I'm stuck with! tried selling for half what I paid for it and no offers! My next move is to make a charcoal grill out of it! Done with Weber for EVER!!!
 

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It's not the pellets Gents... I have used only Weber brand pellets, changed out the motor, auger, glow plugs, wiring harness for the motor, wiring harness for the glow plug, etc, etc.. When it cooks, its awesome, but who can trust it? Pure junk that I'm stuck with! tried selling for half what I paid for it and no offers! My next move is to make a charcoal grill out of it! Done with Weber for EVER!!!
Won’t Weber take it back?
 

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No, unfortunately not.! I purchased it from my neighbor that had it all of a month. He was transferred out of state so i am the unlucky one that's stuck with it!
 

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Why don’t I receive a low temp warning when temp drops due to pellets that are jammed up in the hopper? I don’t wanna babysit my grill why can’t it warn me earlier like say a drop in temp of 20 degrees.
A 20 degree temp drop is considered well within the operating range bandwidth of the Smoke Fire. Remember, this is a solid fuel cooked, and there is always a natural time delay (offset) between pellet feed, combustion and the resulting heat). However, the only time it happened I did receive a low temp warning when it exceeded about 60 degrees.
 

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No, unfortunately not.! I purchased it from my neighbor that had it all of a month. He was transferred out of state so i am the unlucky one that's stuck with it!
Yeah, just get in touch with the neighbor and have him either send the receipt or initiate the return. Done.
 

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