How To Use Your Rec Tec Pellet Grill The Right Way For Great Results Every Time

Rec Tec pellet grills are a nationally recognized brand, known for their durability, classic design, and premium features at affordable prices. Once your Rec Tec pellet grill is assembled and cured, your first time using it will likely spoil you forever!

User-friendly, easy to clean and maintain, with amazing customer service and warranties, Rec Tec grills are built to last. Your user manual will have detailed instructions as well as helpful maintenance tips, but here are 5 tips to get the most out of your Rec Tec pellet grill every time!

1. How Should I Start My Rec Tec Pellet Grill?

Turn on the power. Open the lid and leave it open for 5 – 10 mn before closing again. Finally, adjust the temperature to your desired setting.

2. When Should I Add Water And Wood Pellets?

Once your pellet grill has reached the desired temperature, load the water tray and wood pellets into the hopper. Be sure to use the right brand or type of pellets, as per your pellet grill user manual or guide.

Pellet grills come with different size capacity wood hoppers and water trays. Check out these Rec Tec pellet grill reviews and find one right for you!

3. My Rec Tec Pellet Grill Won’t Light

If you start your pellet grill and it doesn’t light, there are 3 main reasons:

  • There are no pellets in the firepot to burn
  • The heating element is defective/damaged
  • A malfunctioning induction fan

Contact Rec Tec Customer Support online or by phone for help troubleshooting the problem.

4. My Grill Won’t Power On

There are 3 main reasons your Rec Tec Pellet Grill isn’t powering on:

  1. The fuse on the controller is blown
  2. GFCI breaker on the outlet has been tripped
  3. You are using a damaged power cord, outlet, or extension cord

If the controller fuse is blown, it can be replaced. You can reset the GFCI breaker by simply pressing the ‘Reset’ button on the outlet.

A defective heating element or auger motor could also be the cause of your GFCI outlet repeatedly tripping. Contact Rec Tec online to order 250V replacement fuses or a new controller if the problem persists.

5. Why Isn’t My Rec Tec Pellet Grill Getting Hot Enough?

Getting your pellet grill hot enough is a common problem for novices and beginners. Your Rec Tec Grill is designed to reach temperatures in excess of 400F (max 500F).  Generally, smoking meat should be done in the 200 – 225F temperature range. Your Rec Tec Grill however is built for smoking and grilling, which is why it has such a high temperature range.

There are several reasons your grill may not be heating up enough:

  • Poor airflow inside the grill
  • Weak induction fan
  • Excessive ash build up
  • Poor quality pellets
  • Pellets with too much moisture

Wet pellets or pellets with too much moisture take longer to burn and produce more steam than smoke. Poor air flow inside the grill can be fixed by regular cleaning to remove obstructions from vents and the induction fan.

Read through your Rec Tec user manual for troubleshooting tips, warranty information, and more. Should your Rec Tec pellet grill have a defective heating element, contact Customer Support.

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