If you’re hearing your Green Mountain grill beeping and it doesn’t stop, this can become an annoying problem, especially if people are trying to enjoy their day camping, out by the pool, or just relaxing in the backyard.
There aren’t many things in your Green Mountain grill that cause beeping, and the most likely problem is that your auger is running low on pellets, and you need to top it up.
Let’s dive into detail.
Why Is My Green Mountain Grill Beeping Constantly?
Your Pellets Are Too Low
When your pellet supply becomes too low in the auger, it will cause your Green Mountain grill beeping issue, so that you’re aware of the problem.
If you do nothing about the issue, the grill will continue to alert you to the problem, so you get constant beeping.
Your Pellets Are Too Dark
If you’re using dark pellets in your auger, these can confuse your low pellet alarm sensor as it believes the auger is empty when it’s actually full.
So, if you are using dark pellets, this is likely your issue.
The biggest indicator of a dark pellet issue will be if the Green Mountain grill beeping started when you added new pellets that you haven’t used before.
Your Fan Is Blocked Or Failing
In some cases, a Green Mountain grill beeping is not the low pellet alarm and may, in fact, be a problem with the internal fan.
You’re most likely to hear this squeal or beep in quieter times or when the grill isn’t heating.
The fan beeping is a much higher pitch than your low pellet alarm and indicates that something may be stuck in the fan or that your fan is failing.
Your Low Pellet Sensor Is Faulty
If you’ve checked everything else and tried all the other fixes, it’s possible that the Green Mountain grill beeping is your low pellet sensor failing.
In some situations, the sensor can just fail due to age, wear and tear, or even an issue during manufacturing.
How To Fix Your Green Mountain Grill Beeping Issues?
Add More Pellets
If you check your auger and you can see the low pellet sensor, the most practical option is to fill your auger higher with pellets so that the sensor is covered.
If the Green Mountain grill beeping stops after you’ve filled up the auger, then problem solved, and it was really just a helpful warning from the grill.
Disconnect And Reconnect The Low Pellet Alarm
Sometimes disconnecting or reconnecting your low pellet alarm or even turning off your grill can reset and stop the Green Mountain grill beeping.
If you’re not in the middle of a grill, then turn your grill off, let it rest for 1 minute, and turn it back on.
If the beeping continues, you can try disconnecting and reconnecting the sensor to see if that resets the problem.
Details on how to access and disconnect the sensor can be found below in No. #6.
Put Masking Task Over The Sensor
Put your finger over the sensor, and if the Green Mountain grill beeping stops, you can assume a problem with the sensor, and if you don’t want to investigate or replace the sensor, you can simply put masking tape or some other type of dark tape over the sensor to essentially disable it.
Your only issue with this method is that you’re no longer be alerted to real problems with a low pellet supply, so you’ll need to manually check pellet levels going forward.
Mix Dark Pellets With Light Pellets
There is no real fix for the Green Mountain grill beeping if it’s due to your pellets being too dark, you can either disable the sensor as mentioned above, or you can mix your dark pellets with some lighter-colored pellets, so the sensor doesn’t assume it’s seeing an empty auger.
In most cases, Green Mountain grill pellets won’t cause the beeping, so you can also look for alternative pellets from Green Mountain.
Clean Or Replace Your Fan
If you believe the Green Mountain grill beeping is more of a high-pitched squeal, you can inspect your internal fan to see whether it’s dirty or has anything stuck in it.
Use grill cleaner or a brush to lightly remove any dirt or debris from the fan.
You can also spray it with some WD-40 or other silicon spray if you suspect something is rubbing.
If the squeal continues after cleaning, you may need to replace the fan, you can get a replacement part from Green Mountain, or for faster delivery, Amazon has compatible grill fans available.
Each model may have a different type of fan that can be used, so ensure you get the right fan for your model of Green Mountain grill.
Instructions for general fan replacement are:
1. Unplug your Green Mountain grill
2. Locate your fan and unscrew the fan, it’s likely on the underside of your auger.
3. Unplug your fan from the controller
4. Install a new fan by plugging and screwing it back into place.
Once replaced, you can turn everything back on and check to see whether the Green Mountain grill beeping has ceased.
Replace Your Low Pellet Alarm Sensor
If you believe your low pellet alarm sensor is faulty, you can get a replacement part from Green Mountain as part of your warranty, or you can buy the low pellet alarm sensor from Amazon for a faster delivery.
1.Unplug your grill.
2. Remove the control panel on the front of the grill.
3. Remove plastic nut from inside the auger that is over the sensor.
4. Pull the old sensor out and unplug it from the controller.
5. Plug the new sensor into the controller and place it back up into the original hole.
6. Allow the sensor to protrude ¼ inch and place the plastic nut back on.
Once replaced, you can turn the grill on and see whether the Green Mountain grill beeping continues, and then fill the auger up with pellets and see if the beeping stops.
How many pellets will my Green Mountain grill use?
The best answer is- It depends.
Pellet consumption is relied on a whole range of variables including ambient temperature, the temperature you’re cooking at, wind, elevation.
Also depends upon factors like how often the lid gets opened and closed, and weight of meat when placed in the grill and, the pellets you’re using.
But for general thumb rule for pellet consumption can be-
Davy Crockett Grill: 140g – 900g per hour
Daniel Boone Grill: 225g – 1.1kg per hour
Jim Bowie Grill: 340g – 1.4kg per hour
If you are using grill in colder times of year, pellet consumption will be greatest.
So, you can use the GMG Thermal Blanket which is worth investment.
Can you use pit boss pellets in a Green Mountain grill?
Yes, you can use Pit boss pellets in Green Mountain grill. You can use any brand’s pellets in Green Mountain grill.
But always check for their moisture, ash, and fines content.
But don’t use softwood or heating pellets as they are not intended to be used for cooking food and may be harmful to your health.
How often should you clean Green Mountain grill?
Green Mountain Grill recommends normal cleaning for hygiene and appearance.
A thorough cleaning inside and out about required to be done every 25 hours of grilling time.
It will ensure the best possible results in the future.
How should you store the Green Mountain Grill pellets?
Green Mountain grill recommend clean, dry, ventilated indoor storage in the original bags or a waterproof storage container. Don’t let your pellets get damp or wet.
Can you use Green Mountain grill in the rain?
No, you can’t use Green Mountain grill in the rain as no any electrical appliance should be used near water.