Is your AC grill struggling to ignite or not igniting at all? Try checking out some of the troubleshooting tips below to help you get back grillin'.
The first thing to check when your grill isn't igniting is the pellets at the end of the auger.
Remove the grill grates, drip pan, and heat baffle.
Plug in the grill, turn on, and set to SMOKE.
Look in the firepot and verify that the auger is turning—the auger motor should be turning on a cycle, roughly 15 seconds on, 1 minute off (this can vary).
As the cycle proceeds, check to see if pellets are feeding into the firepot.
While the grill is still on, look underneath the hopper and verify if the small fan attached to the auger motor shaft is turning, that the shear pin hasn't fallen out (see Auger Motor Pin article for more info), and that the motor is trying to turn the auger screw—is it turning?
With the grill still on and set to SMOKE, hold your hand over the firepot without touching it and check if you feel heat radiating from it.
With the grill still on, you should be able to hear the fan running. You should also feel some air flow if you place your hand hovering over the firepot.