Replacing an Auger on an AC Grill

Need help replacing your auger on your AC grill? Check out our guide below. Note that separate instructions are outlined for those with an AC Timberline 850 or 1300.

Replacing Your Auger

  1. On the bottom grate under the hopper, locate the 4 screws that hold it in place and remove them.
  2. Remove the 2 screws holding in the controller.
  3. Once removed, rotate the controller, so you can push it through where it was housed.
    1. Unless already removed, clip the zip ties holding all the wires together.
  4. Locate the 4 screws holding the hopper assembly on the grill and remove them (2 on either side).
  5. Carefully remove the hopper assembly.
  6. Remove the 1/4-inch bushing screw (Screw holding the auger to the frame of the grill).
  7. With force, try to pull the auger motor back and forth by hand to try to loosen the jam.
  8. Using a 5-16-inch socket wrench, remove the Shear pin, freeing the Auger from the Auger motor.
  9. Once the auger is free, latch onto it with a strong pair of pliers or pipe wrench and work the auger back and forth to work it free.
  10. Insert the new auger and follow these steps in reverse to reassemble.

AC Timberlines

  1. On the bottom grate under the hopper, locate the 4 screws that hold it in place and remove them.
  2. Remove the 2 screws holding in the controller.
  3. Once removed, rotate the controller, so you can push it through where it was housed.
    1. Unless already removed, clip the zip ties holding all the wires together.
  4. Locate the 4 screws holding the hopper assembly on the grill and remove them (2 on either side).
  5. Next, remove the bottom grate to access the auger through the auger hatch on the side of the hopper (you will not need to remove the entire hopper assembly in this case).
  6. Remove the 1/4-inch bushing screw (Screw holding the auger to the frame of the grill).
  7. With force, try to pull the auger motor back and forth by hand to try to loosen the jam.
  8. Using a 5-16-inch socket wrench, remove the Shear pin, freeing the Auger from the Auger motor.
  9. Once the auger is free, latch onto it with a strong pair of pliers or pipe wrench and work the auger back and forth to work it free.
  10. Insert the new auger and follow these steps in reverse to reassemble.