Oklahoma Joe Pellet Smoker Error Codes [8 Easy Solutions]

Oklahoma Joe Rider DLX problems are given specific error codes so that the device can self-diagnose what’s wrong. If you don’t know the meaning of Oklahoma Joe Pellet Smoker error codes, don’t fuss, we have you covered.

Continue reading to know the meanings and solutions for all the most common Oklahoma Joe smoker error codes.

 

Oklahoma Joe Pellet Smoker Error Codes [8 Easy Solutions]

Tired of surfing through Oklahoma Joe rider DLX forums to figure out how to get rid of the error code on your smoker’s display? There are 8 error codes for Oklahoma Joe smokers. We made you a guide for fixing your smoker error codes with ease. 

If you aren’t comfortable working with electrical appliances, we don’t recommend you try to DIY your way through fixing your smoker. Get a professional to service your smoker. You don’t want to take the risk. 

1. Error Code ER0

This is the ‘control knob position error’. When you turn off the power without putting the control knob in the OFF/shutdown position, Oklahoma Joe error code ER0 will show up.

Solution: 

Here’s how you get rid of the error code ER0-

  • Turn the power to your smoker off.
  • Position the control knob in the OFF/Shutdown zone.
  • Turn the smoker power back on.

The error code should no longer be flashing on the display. 

2. Error Code ER1

The Oklahoma Joe Error Code ER1 is titled. ‘auger error’. This error code is caused by any of these two issues in your smoker’s auger-

  • The auger motor is not detected by the Pit Control system.
  • A broken auger motor.

Solution: 

To get rid of the error code, try the following steps.

  • Turn off the electrical supply to the grill.
  • Remove the Pit Control panel and double-check that all cables are in good condition and are securely attached.
  • Reassemble and try again.

If the error code persists, you should contact Oklahoma Joe’s customer service. For users whose Oklahoma Joe DLX warranty is still active, the manufacturers will service the unit as per need.

3. Error Code ER2

Oklahoma Joe Error Code ER2 is related to the Oklahoma Joe rider DLX ignitor. It flashes on the smoker screen when-

  • There is an ignitor malfunction 
  • The Pit Control system is unable to detect the ignitor

Any one of these two reasons can be behind ER2.

Solution:

You’ll need to do the following things to get rid of the error code.

  • Unplug the grill from the power. 
  • Try removing the Pit Control panel to ensure that all wires are not damaged and are firmly connected. 
  • Reassemble and retry. 

If the error code is still there, get help from customer service.

4. Error Code ER3

When there is something wrong with the combustion fan, Oklahoma Joe Error Code ER3 will flash on your smoker screen. The following things can be wrong with your smoker if this error code is showing.

  • Pit Control is unable to detect the fan. 
  • Fan motor malfunctioning.

Solution:

This is what you should do when this error code is on display.

  • Turn off the electrical supply to the grill.
  • Remove the Pit Control panel and double-check that all cables are in good condition and are securely attached.
  • Reassemble and try again.

Customer service can help you out if the error persists. Your heater may need servicing.

5. Error Code ER4

Oklahoma Joe temperature probe error or Oklahoma Joe Error Code ER4 is displayed on your screen when-

  • The temperature probe is not detected by the Pit Control system. 
  • An irregular signal from the temperature probe is detected by the Pit Control system. 
  • The temperature probe is malfunctioning.

Solution:

You should try the following procedure to fix the error code ER4, but if it persists, contacting customer service should be your next step.

  • Unplug the grill from the power. 
  • Remove the Pit Control panel and ensure all wires are not damaged and are firmly connected. 
  • Reassemble and retry.

6. Error Code ER5

Oklahoma Joe Error Code ER5 shows up when for an extended period of time, the temperature in the cook chamber does not surpass 100°F. This issue can be caused by-

  • A lack of pellets 
  • An auger jam are all possible causes.
  • An overfilled ash cup and/or firepot 
  • A temperature probe malfunction 
  • The ignitor did not start the fire

Solution:

You’ll need to check a few things to get your smoker running normally again when this error code occurs. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Inspect The Pellet Supply

Are there enough pellets in the hopper? If it doesn’t work, reload it and try again. 

Step 2: Check for Ash Buildup

If your pellet supply is adequate, inspect the firepot for ash buildup. Ash buildup can cover the ignitor, which will prevent the pellets from igniting.

Step 3: Look for Auger Jam  

After making sure your firepot is clean, look for an auger jam. Many possible circumstances can cause an auger jam. The use of moist or disintegrating pellets, leaving pellets in the system between uses, or failing to run the shutdown process properly are the common causes. 

After trying all these steps if the error code is still there, contact Oklahoma Joe’s customer service.

7. Error Code ER6

A lot of times your smoker’s cooking system is overheated for an extended time which isn’t good for the unit. That’s when Oklahoma Joe Error Code ER6 shows up. The reasons why your cooking system may overheat are-

  • Excess gasoline inside the unit 
  • Grease fire inside the unit firepot. Cleaning your grill regularly will help prevent grease fires. 
  • The Oklahoma Joe temperature probe malfunctioning.

Solution:

The Pit Control of your smoker will automatically initiate a shutdown burn if it detects overheating over an extended period of time. If there is an excessive amount of heat or fire, close the grill lid immediately, push the power button, and wait for the grill to cool fully. After making sure that the heater is cool enough, do the following-

  • Remove the ash cup and empty the excess ashes.
  • Remove the heat baffle and the grates.
  • Check the firepot visually to make sure it’s empty; if it isn’t, use a shop vacuum to clear it out.
  • Clean up the grease channels and inspect the bottom of the cook chamber for any blocked grease drain openings.
  • Reassemble everything and try again.

Hopefully, the error code will stop flashing at this point. Contact customer support if not.

8. Error Code 18H

Leaving your unit unattended for too long causes Oklahoma Joe Error Code 18H.

Solution:

You need to turn the power to your smoker off, turn the control knob to the off position, and turn the smoker back on to get rid of this error code.

FAQs

What is the auger on a pellet stove?

The auger is a motorized device that transports pellets from the hopper to the burn pot. It looks like a long screw. The temperature of the stove is determined by the auger’s speed.

Do you have to burn-in a pellet grill?

It’s vital to do a burn-off (also known as “burn-in”) before firing up your pellet grill for the first time to get rid of any remaining machine-packing oils in the grill body. 

What meat can you smoke in 3 hours?

BEEF. Depending on the type of beef you’ve got in the smoker, your cooking time will vary. Tenderloin normally takes 3 hours, whereas beef brisket can take up to 20 hours (but it’s well worth it).

Should I oil the outside of my smoker?

We need to add oil to the outside of the smoker before we heat it. This technique may seem strange at first, but it, like our stove grates, helps to prevent rust.

How far away should a smoker be from the house?

Keeping the smoker at least 10 feet away from your house is a good idea.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to get rid of all the Oklahoma Joe Pellet smoker error codes, hopefully, you won’t face any issues in the future.

Leave us a comment if you have any questions. You’ll hear from us soon.

7 thoughts on “Oklahoma Joe Pellet Smoker Error Codes [8 Easy Solutions]”

    • Hi Charles

      It might not. Er4 shows duo to-1. The temperature probe is not detected by the Pit Control system.
      2. An irregular signal from the temperature probe is detected by the Pit Control system.
      3. The temperature probe is malfunctioning.

      Thanks

      Reply
  1. Tried to start my Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grill after winter storage. I had dumped all pellets last fall. The auger still had pellets in it. Upon start up auger was laboring to turn and would not spin. And would bang and growl when it did turn a bit. Left an ER5 code. Took apart defuser and clean out burn pot and cycled auger cleaning old pellets out of uger tube. To get it to cycle had to turn off switch and turn to smoke many times to clear. It would be nice if they had a manual auger switch to clear the tube for storage.

    Reply

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