What is “LEr”?
According to Traeger technical support, “LEr” is an error code that appears on the control display when your grill operates for 10 consecutive minutes without reaching 125°F (regardless the set temperature). So, for example, if you have your control set to 250°F, and the sensor does not recognize a temperature of 125°F for 10 straight minutes, the grill will automatically shut down, as a safety feature. The error is more common in colder climates, and with lower temperatures – or on windy days. It will likely occur if you’ve left your grill open, or have run out of pellets. It is also more likely to occur when trying to cook at lower temperatures.
What to do when you get an “LEr” error?
1. Check your fire pot to make sure it is not overloaded with pellets.
Before re-igniting your grill, be sure that fire pot is not full with pellets. When the LEr error code is on your display, you have lost fire in the fire pot – which means the auger has fed pellets to the fire-pot for 10 consecutive minutes, and the pellets did not burn. This means you’ve got an overload of pellets. Igniting the fire with a full fire pot can result in larger unwanted fires and higher than desired temperatures. Even worse, if your grill isn’t clean, the larger fire could even become dangerous.
2. Heat up your grill / sensor
In cold climates, it is possible that you get an LEr error even though the fire is lit. Odds are, the sensor is just cold and is struggling to reach your desired temperature. If this is the case, you can heat up your grill to a hotter temperature for the preheating period, and then drop it down to your desired temp for your cook. This simply enables the body of the grill and the sensor to maintain temperature since it is now warmed up.
3. Adjust your p-settings (only if you are receiving your error on smoke setting)
P-settings control the speed (or timing) of your auger. By lowering your P-setting, you are allowing your fire-pot to be fed pellets more frequently, thus, likely being able to achieve higher temperatures. If you would like to learn more about the P-settings, click here.