Traeger grills cook on an average, meaning that there may be some slight fluctuation higher or lower than the set temperature, leading to a correct average temperature throughout the duration of the cook.
If you feel that your grill is consistently running too hot, let's run through some common troubleshooting to have your grill meet expectations. If this is a one-off experience due to a grill fire or getting a HEr error message, please review Grill fires or High Temp Error.
Older app and firmware versions can lead to temperature inaccuracies. Make sure your grill is running on the latest firmware, and that your app is updated. You can find the most current app and firmware versions by visiting www.traegergrills.com/status.
For more information, check out our Firmware Updates article.
An improper start-up can affect the temperature of a cook even hours in. Check out our Startup Guide to determine the proper startup procedure for your grill.
How often are you opening the lid while cooking?
Did you check the firepot before starting the grill?
Are the internal pieces of the grill installed?
Are the internal pieces severely damaged?
Is the thermocouple damaged?