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Pellet grill control board


scotts90ranger

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I have a "Smoke Hollow" brand pellet grill, apparently made by Masterbuilt and they don't make pellet grills anymore from the looks of it... I've had it for around 3 years now and it's been stored outside with just a cheap cloth BBQ cover which isn't perfect, I've had to take it apart twice and get expanded pellets out of the auger at this point... what a PITA... now I have an awning to go over it so it's safe and will get more airflow and less water flow :).

That said, I tried to fire it up on Friday night and let it run for a couple minutes until it smoked, so it worked fine... then Saturday morning the wife tried to start it up to do a tri tip and it didn't do jack... if I monkeyed with the switch (opened it up and cleaned the contacts) I could get it to work some sometimes... so then I bypassed the switch with some cut up pieces of .223 shell casing (hey, it was brass and handy...), that didn't work for more than a couple seconds so one of the chips or something on the control board is shot, the fuse was fine...

I found the Masterbuilt control board on their website for $60 which I might do, but I see the generic boards on Amazon and whatnot for Pit Boss or Traeger grill... some have ok reviews, some not, some very mixed... I had no complaints on the original one and it would actually fit the hole in the thing but I'm open to opinions...
 


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Just to keep this up to date I decided on a generic Traeger replacement board with two meat probes for $50 on Amazon, the fun part is Smoke Hollow in their making differences for trademark reasons mixed up the color coding on the wires... so the first time I hooked it up things were mixed up, and no instructions with the board other than in the product page on amazon... That and I had to make the panel hole 1/4" taller and drill two holes for the screws but no big deal... It works now!
 

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Glad it worked out for you, sometimes you can get a good deal on Amazon.
 

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I never have such luck with generic/universal stuff lol congrats!
 

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35"
I ran it for about an hour over the weekend and it worked fine...

Not so much universal as meant to replace a Traeger controller, most of the other companies just copied them so it makes it some easier just changing silly things like wire colors...

I try not to support the big corporations but it's hard when everything in life is so dang expensive not to save a few bucks here and there... that and getting stuff within a couple days when it's something odd is nice, I guess I could have gone to one of the local BBQ stores and seen about a replacement controller...
 

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