The hot rod is a metal rod found in the firepot. The hot rod--sometimes called the igniter rod--lights the pellets and primes the fire, raising the grill to an initial starting temperature based on the controller setting.
Hot Rod Disconnected | Igniter Disconnected | Heater is Disconnected
Any of these errors Indicate the hot rod is disconnected or broken.
Failed to Ignite
A Failed to Ignite error means the grill failed to ignite in a set time period and is likely due to the grill running out of pellets or being started with the lid open. To resolve this error, try the following:
Slow Ignition Error
Your grill producing a Slow ignition Error means the grill took longer to achieve the set temperature than normal. This occurs when the grill does not see a significant temperature rise after 15 minutes and is normal. This could be due to cold outside/ambient temperatures, lack of pellets, or an overfilled firepot.
If you receive this error, you do not need to do anything; the grill is simply notifying you that it is taking a little longer to ignite. An overshoot of the set temperature will typically follow a slow ignition before leveling out.