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Controller Power Tripping

What causes power to trip?

If the power trips and/or the fuse blows in the Z Grill, it indicates that one of the electrical components (fan, auger motor, or ignition rod) has failed, causing an electrical short, and will need to be replaced.

Please do not replace the fuse; start it up again, as it will blow again.

Which component has failed?

Before getting spare parts, it is important to work out which component is causing the power to trip. This can be done through a multi-meter to confirm which one has a closed circuit or through a process of elimination.

Check out the pages linked below, following the steps to remove the casing giving access to the wiring and key components.

450A grill repairs

700 series grill repairs

Multi-meter test

Using the “beep” function on the multi-meter, check whether there is a closed circuit (aka short circuit) on any of the three devices. A beep confirms a fault component.

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