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Auger Overview

What Is an Auger?

An auger is a rotating metal shaft with a blade at the end that feeds a small number of pellets from the grill hopper to the firepot. The igniter rod/Hot rod lights the pellets and primes the fire, raising the grill to an initial starting temperature based on the controller setting.

What Is an Auger Motor?

The term “auger motor” refers to a device, consisting of an electric motor and a reduction gearbox, that turns an auger shaft at a predetermined rate (typically 2 RPM's, but this can vary) to deliver fuel (i.e., wood pellets) from the hopper to the firepot in a pellet grill.