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WiFIRE Controller Functions

WiFIRE is the technology that connects your grill to your Traeger App. A WiFIRE controller is what powers the display on your WiFIRE Grill. Below are some of useful functions of the WiFIRE controller.

This article will cover the following:

  • How to Clear Notifications
  • How to Adjust the Contrast on the Controller
  • Demo Mode
  • Standby Mode
  • Keep Warm Mode
  • How to Change Temperature Units
  • Super Smoke

Clear Notifications

Clear Notifications is a useful controller function that clears non-critical notifications. You may want to use this if you find the controller is stuck on a notification like, Clean Grill.

  1. To clear notifications go to Menu > Settings > Clear Notifications.

If clearing the notifications does not work, power cycle the grill.

  1. Turn off and unplug your grill.
  2. Flip the power switch to the on position.
  3. Wait 10 seconds.
  4. Flip the power switch to the off position.
  5. Plug in and turn on your grill.


If the display ever appears blank or is difficult to see in existing lighting, adjust the contrast of the display. Contrast issues generally occur in cold weather. If contrast adjustment does not resolve, please contact Customer Service.

  • To adjust contrast, go to Menu > Contrast > Adjust using the knob to your preferred contrast level.

If the screen is completely dark, follow these steps:

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Turn the knob to the right 5 clicks to get to Settings.
  3. Press knob to confirm.
  4. Turn 1 click to the right to get to Contrast.
  5. Press knob to confirm.
  6. Then click the knob left for darker and right for lighter.

Demo Mode

Demo mode runs all components of the grill as normal without igniting the hotrod. Turning Demo Mode on or off will reboot the controller and then wake it up again in the selected mode.

If you are trying to turn Demo Mode on or off on a new Timberline grill, see New Timberline Demo Mode.


  1. Menu
  2. Settings
  3. Demo Mode
  4. On


  1. Menu
  2. Settings
  3. Demo Mode
  4. Off

Standby Mode

Standby mode is the default mode that occurs when the grill is first turned on prior to beginning a cook. A grill must be in Standby Mode in order to apply a firmware update.

Keep Warm Mode

Keep Warm can be used to pause the cook cycle at any time during grilling and maintain the grill temperature at 165°F (74°C). Press the Keep Warm button to activate the function. Press Keep Warm again to resume cooking.

  • The Keep Warm function is not designed to cook your food to proper food safety standards.

How to Change Temperature Units

WiFIRE-enabled grills allow users to change the temperature units between Celsius and Fahrenheit. The units selected from your controller will reflect on your app once paired. At this time, changing temperature units directly from the app is unavailable.

  1. Navigate to MENU
  2. Go to SETTINGS
  4. Choose between Celsius and Fahrenheit

Super Smoke

Traeger's Super Smoke mode lets you blast your food with 100% hardwood smoke. This breakthrough in grilling technology revolves around precision fan control, enabling the grill to get the maximum delivery of smoke at temperatures from 165°F up to 225°F (74°C - 107°C) degrees.

For more tips on using this feature, check out Super Smoke .