Louisiana Pellet Grill Troubleshooting [5 Easy Solutions]

This in-depth guide on Louisiana Pellet Grill Troubleshooting will break down the common problems of your Louisiana grill. For example, you can learn about the issues like: 

  • Louisiana grill not smoking
  • Louisiana pellet grill getting too hot
  • The Louisiana grill fan not working
  • Louisiana grill not lighting
  • And a lot
louisiana pellet grill troubleshooting

The best part is- we also let you know how to fix those pellet grill problems. So, let’s dive into this article, shall we?

Louisiana Pellet Grill Troubleshooting [5 Easy Solutions]

Follow the below troubleshooting steps if your Louisiana Pellet Grill is not functioning properly. 

1. Control Won’t Turn On

Louisiana grill not lighting or you fail to turn on your Louisiana pellet grill if the control of this grill doesn’t function properly. You can’t turn the control on if: 

louisiana grill won’t turn on 
  • You don’t plug the grill in properly
  • The circuit board fuse gets tripped
  • The GFCI outlet gets tripped or damaged


Begin with checking whether you plug your pellet grill properly or not. Next, check the fuse of the circuit board for a trip.

If it gets damaged or blown out, replace it with a new one. Lastly, inspect the GFCI outlet. Replace the GFCI outlet or use another dedicated outlet to plug your grill. 

2. Louisiana Grill Not Smoking

The pellet grill is not smoking! If you don’t get the expected smoky flavor from the grill, we bet you may run the grill on high.

louisiana grill not smoking

Plus, low-quality wood pellets will never produce sufficient amounts of smoke. Ash build-up in the burn grate is also another culprit behind this grill issue. 


Firstly, check the temperature setting of your pellet grill. If the temperature knob is set to a high position, adjust it to the lower setting.

The low and slow cooking style is the best way to get enough smoke out of your grill. Next, inspect the pellet quality you get. Use high-quality wood pellets that are not wet. Lastly, ensure the burn grate is clean and there is no ash. 

3. Louisiana Pellet Grill Getting Too Hot

Your Louisiana Pellet Grill will run hotter due to a grease fire. If you don’t clean the interior of your grill, grease buildup will occur. And it causes flare-ups or grease fires to let the temperature thrive.

louisiana pellet grill getting too hot

Therefore, the incorrect startup can also be the culprit to get a consistent cooking temperature. Lastly, the temperature of your grill will rise if the outdoor environment is hot. 


If a grease fire occurs, turn off the unit first and let it cool. Then, remove the cooking grate, drip pan, and other components. Next, clean them evenly and put them back into their places. 

Secondly, ensure you start your grill correctly. Before turning on your grill, make sure the firepot is clear.

Also, check the hopper and ensure there is sufficient fuel. Next, inspect all the internal parts of the grill and ensure they are clean to fix your Louisiana grill temperature issue

Finally, move the pellet grill into the shed if the outdoor temperature is hot. And avoid turning on your grill to cook on the middle day of the summer season. 

4. Louisiana Grill Fan Not Working

The fan of your Louisiana Grill will not turn if the wire connection from the fan to the control gets damaged or loose. Turns out, the grill fan won’t spin if the fan blades get obstructed or broken. 

 louisiana grill fan not working


Firstly, inspect the wire connection (blue wires) from the fan to the control board. You should open the side panel of your hopper to access the wiring. If the wire connection gets loosened, tighten it up. Otherwise, you should repair the wiring if it gets damaged. 

Next, check the fan blades for a clog. If it gets obstructed by dirt & debris, clean the fan with warm & soapy water.

Then, lubricate the fan using WD-40. On the other hand, you should replace the entire assembly if the fan blade gets broken. Lastly, you should contact Louisiana Grills Customer Care if the fan is still not rotating. 

5. Louisiana Grill Error Codes

The digital display of your Louisiana Pellet Grill will flash some error codes like ER-1, ER-2, and others. Each of the error codes has different meanings and will indicate a particular issue with your grill. 

louisiana grill error codes ER1

For example, the error message ER-1 indicates an overheated grill. Also, your grill will pop up this code if the probe wire is not connected properly. 


Ensure the temp probe wire is connected to the control board properly. If the wire connection between the temp probe and the control gets damaged, repair the wiring. 

On the other hand, turn off the unit if the grill gets overheated. Then, clean all the interior components of the pellet grill.

Yet, if you don’t get the solution, you can read our comprehensive guide on how to fix Louisiana grill error codes.

Here, you can watch the video given below on the Lousiana grill cleaning as proper cleaning can prevent various issues with your grill.


Why does the Louisiana Pellet Grill Temperature swing from its set temp?

The temperature of your Louisiana grill will swing if you fail to install the flame boiler properly. Also, you will get inconsistent temp if the flame slide cover is not closed all the way. 

Why doesn’t the auger move?

The auger won’t move or rotate if it gets jammed by dirt and debris. Therefore, an insecure wire connection between the auger and the control board is also responsible for the auger issue. If the auger motor gets faulty, the auger will not move. 

Is it normal for my flame broiler to rust or warp?

Yes, it’s normal. The flame broiler will get rust or warp due to the application of high heat and oxidation to it. 

Is it okay to use my Louisiana Grill in the rain?

Yes, you can use your grill in the light rain. However, make sure you take the necessary initiatives so that the electrical connections are not exposed to rain. 


Proper cleaning & maintenance will prevent the common Louisiana Pellet Grill problems. When your pellet grill is operating poorly or not at all, the troubleshooting tips we have provided will be helpful.

So, try the troubleshooting steps we have mentioned above. If you can’t fix the pellet grill issue, don’t hesitate to let us know. We are ready for you to help with a solution ASAP.

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21 thoughts on “Louisiana Pellet Grill Troubleshooting [5 Easy Solutions]”

  1. My Louisiana grill will turn on but it won’t heat up. The temperature is 47 Deg F outside. Is it to cold to work?

    • Hi Michael

      Outside temperature and wind are common issues that can prevent your grill from reaching its highest temperatures. Fuel and airflow are other reasons. So, make sure all these issues are ok to get the desired temp.


    • Hi Jamie

      Generally, the grill won’t keep the temperature and gets hotter than desired due to insufficient airflow, dirty burn port, and outdoor temperature & wind. Also, a dirty or wet temperature probe can cause grill temperature problems. To know the solution of this problem read our guide on Louisiana Grill Temperature Problems.

      Hope you can solve your grill temperature issue.


  2. My LG800 won’t shut off when I am done cooking. Sometimes it will turn off with the app but not always. I push the power button in the control panel and the auger still keeps feeding pellets. I had to unplug it to shut it off.

    • Hi Tracey

      It would be wise to take help from the Louisiana customer support center or your local Louisiana to solve the issue.

      Wish you all the best.

  3. I have an SL 700. Plugged in only little blue light in lower left corner comes on the unit does nothing more. Any help is appreciated. Thank

    • Hi John

      To solve the issue, begin with checking whether you plug your pellet grill properly or not. Next, check the fuse of the circuit board for a trip. If it gets damaged or blown out, replace it with a new one. Lastly, inspect the GFCI outlet. Replace the GFCI outlet or use another dedicated outlet to plug your grill. 

      If it doesn’t work, take help from the Louisiana customer support center.

      Wish you all the best.

  4. I have a Louisiana Grill, new at Christmas. Last week I was smoking, almost done, and my hydro went out, so the grill obviously stopped. Ever since then, after grilling, the fan won’t shut off after cool down, any suggestions? Does something have to be reset?

    • Hi Brenda

      The grill’s fan won’t shut down because its shut-down cycle may not be completed. In fact, when you finish a long time cooking and the fan is still running for 5-10 minutes, it’s normal as it is the shutting down procedure. You should turn off the grill and unplug it when the grill’s fan stops running.

      But if the shutting-off procedure is longer than 10 minutes, it would be wise to contact the Louisiana customer support center as you have a new grill.

      Wish you all the best.

  5. My LG 400 comes on but the igniter will not fire the pellets. I put a new igniter in and still the same thing. Blue light and everything else is working

    • Hi Jimmy

      Generally, this type of issue occurs due to a defective hot rod, faulty induction fan that can not provide sufficient airflow, or damaged auger motor. Plus, poor pellet quality, a jammed auger, and a dirty firepot are also responsible for not allowing your grill to ignite. 

      First, try to find out the main culprit behind the issue and then fix it following our solution guide on this problem.

      Hopefully, you will get the solution.

      Wish you all the best.

  6. My Louisiana grill keeps over feeding pellets causing the pot to be to full and not be able to ignite. Causing a cloud of smoke or fire when it happens. I’ve cleaned the grill and vacuumed out the pot. Any suggestions on what might fix this?

    • Hi Max

      Your Louisiana grill keeps overfeeding pellets due to one or more reasons like incorrect feeding rate setting, a blocked or dirty stove that hinder sufficient airflow into the combustion chamber.

      To solve the issue, do the followings-
      1. check the feeding rate & set it correctly if it is incorrect. 2. Clean the auger 3. fix the wiring when you get any faulty.
      4. Clean the filters near the fan system too.

      Hopefully, you will get the solution.
      Wish you all the best.

  7. I’m also having feeding issues the auger just keeps feeding non stop is there certain buttons on the screen to set the speed slower ?

    • Hi Michael

      There is no certain button on the “digital control center” to set the speed of feeding. Well, according to the manual, you can set the speed of the feeding by adjusting the temperature setting.

      However, generally, a pellet grill overfeeds due to a dirty grill or faulty wiring.

      To fix the issue, first, clean your pellet grill auger. If cleaning doesn’t work, check the wiring connections & fix them if you get them defective. Plus, clean the filters near the fan system.

      Hopefully, you will get the solution.

      Best of luck!

    • Hi Gerald

      To fix the issue, first, make sure the outlet you are using is okay. Plus ensure the controller is clear, and the probe is not dirty & defective.

      Also, check the fuse & replace it if needed.

      If it doesn’t work, take help from the owner’s customer support center.

      Wish you all the best!

  8. I have a SL700 Louisiana smoker with issues like I’ve read about.
    Fan doesn’t shut off at cool down, doesn’t smoke on low heat and doesn’t heat up and now the smoker errors out all the time. The smoker has had more bad times than good and I’ve been more than patient with this Smoker. I’ve cleaned it after about 5-7 times of use with little ash in the bottom and none in the burn pot.
    When the smoker was new it would still take 30 minutes or longer to shut down. Sorry but will be taking this back to Costco.


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