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Traeger DC Auger Motor (KIT0271), ELE144

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Traeger replacement auger feed motor for first Generation D2 pellet grills. This motor is superseded by the motor in the 2nd Generation D2 grills which use part KIT0577. Either motor can be used in any D2 grill.

D2 pellet grills use Traeger's latest D2 Control Technology and should not be confused with previous models which use "AC" power for the grill components. This is a 24v DC motor and has the ability to speed up or slow down and, turn in reverse to clear an auger jam situation. If your grill has a detachable power cord under the hopper, you have a D2 pellet grill.

Includes the Pro 575/780, Ironwood 650/885, Timberline 850, 1300, Silverton 620/810, and Century 885.

  • This is the older-style auger motor that came with all pellet grills using the D2 control. Traeger updated this motor to KIT0577. Each of these motors perform and attach to the grill in the same way.
  • ELE161 is the Wiring harness that connects the motor to the controller.
  • This is the screw, HDW086, which used to mount the auger motor, application requires a QTY of 4.
  • If you are considering replacing the auger motor you should always remove the auger shaft and inspect it for damage. The number one failure of an auger motor is from stress due to a blockage in the feed tube. When removing your auger motor you should always remove the auger shaft too and inspect it for damage from rust or warping. If your auger shaft is difficult to remove it is because of damage and it should be replaced. Here's a list of all of the common auger shafts used with the D2 auger motor. For the Timberline Series, please refer to the specific Timberline parts collection pages.

NOTE: There can be exceptions to the list below. Some models made prior to 2016 were one-off promotional grills and may have been made with parts which are not 100% accurate to our descriptions. ALWAYS measure your auger shaft from end to end and compare it against our measurements.

  • Silverton 620 uses auger shaft, KIT0524
  • Silverton 810 uses auger shaft, KIT0540
  • Century 885 uses auger shaft , KIT0549
  • Ironwood 885 and Pro 780 use auger shaft, KIT0431/ SUB1519
  • Ironwood 650 and Pro 575 use auger shaft, KIT0426

Replacement For Part Number:
  • ELE144

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UPC: 634868925740

Compatible Models


  • Century 885
  • Ironwood 650
  • Ironwood 885
  • Pro 575
  • Pro 780
  • Silverton 620
  • Silverton 810
  • Timberline 1300 DC
  • Timberline 850 DC

Technical Specs

Length 4 ¼"
Width 2 ¼"
Height 4
RPM Variable
Volts 24v DC
Connector 5 Pin Molex
Direction CW Normal / CCW Maintenance


Assembly Instructions For Traeger DC Auger Motor (KIT0271), ELE144

Pro 575 or Pro 780, Silverton, Century

  1. Power off and unplug your grill.
  2. Unscrew the two screws on the right side of the hopper and remove the access panel from the bottom of the hopper.
  3. Cut the zip ties from both sets of cables.
  4. Remove the four screws holding the controller in place.
  5. Disconnect the plastic connectors from the controller.
  6. Unscrew the four screws that secure the hopper housing to the grill. There are two on the front of the hopper and two on the back.
  7. Remove the hopper housing from the auger assembly and set aside.
  8. Remove the plastic connector from the auger motor.
  9. Remove the four Phillips screws securing the auger motor to the auger assembly, and remove the motor.
  10. Remove the bushing screw that secures the auger to the auger tube.
  11. Remove the auger from the auger tube and clear out any debris or sawdust.
  12. Insert the new auger and follow these steps in reverse to reassemble your grill.

Ironwood or Timberline

  1. Power off and unplug your grill.
  2. Remove the access panel from the bottom of the hopper by removing the four Phillips screws.
  3. Unplug the plastic connector from the auger motor.
  4. Remove the auger motor by unscrewing the four Philips-head screws holding it in place.
  5. Remove the set screw located on the underside of the auger tube.
  6. Slide the auger out of the shaft and clean out any remaining debris.
  7. Insert the new auger and follow the previous steps in reverse to reassemble.



The easiest way to clear an auger jam in a WiFIRE-enabled (D2) grill is to use the built-in Clear Auger Jam function.When the user runs a Clear Auger command from the menu, the auger turns backward at full speed for ten seconds, pauses for one second, turns forwards for twelve seconds, pauses for one second, and repeats until the user cancels the operation from the menu.

  1. Remove your grill grates, drip tray and heat baffle.
  2. Clean out the firepot, vacuuming out any ash buildup.
  3. Empty the hopper. If the pellets are swollen from moisture, discard the pellets.
  4. navigate to Menu > Auger > Clear Auger.
  5. Once the auger is clear, select Cancel on your controller.
  6. Replace the heat baffle, drip tray and grill grates.
  7. Refill the hopper with fresh pellets.


If the Clear Auger function does not clear out the pellets successfully, or if the auger will not move, you will need to clear the Auger jam manually. 4

To clear an auger jam manually, you will need to access the auger motor. If you need assistance understanding how to access the motor, please contact Customer Service.

How to Clear an Auger Jam Manually

  1. Remover the lower panel underneath the hopper. This allows access to Auger Motor.
  2. Remove the 4 bolts holding the Auger Motor to the grill frame.
  3. Loosen the small screw that locates the Auger bushing.
  4. Pull Auger, Motor, and Bushing out of the grill.
  5. Clean any debris from Auger.

Re-install the Auger Motor

  1. Put Bushing, Auger, and Motor back into the grill.
  2. Tighten the small screw that locates the Auger bushing.
  • If the bushing is not lined up with the bushing retention screw, the auger gets jammed/pinched in the bushing and won't turn.
  1. Re-install the 4 bolts holding the Auger Motor to the grill frame.
  2. Re-install panel underneath the hopper.


Unfortunately, sometimes products do not work like they are supposed to. We offer a 90 day warranty on manufacturer defects. Some manufacturers make this a very simple and easy process unfortunately others do not. Items must be used in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines to qualify for warranty replacement. Please be advised that warranty claims for these parts may take up to 4 weeks for processing, and customers must cover shipping.

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