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GMG Davy Crockett Service Tips & Tricks

Green Mountain Grill Troubleshooting

Let PelletHead give you Green Mountain Grill troubleshooting help or advice to help you successfully replace a non-working part on your pellet grill. Most of the instructions you’ll find in these videos apply to the Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Daniel Boone, and other GMG grill models. Our PelletTech 101 videos will give you the step-by-step instructions you need. Watch the videos below for cleaning tips, thermal sensor replacement, igniter replacement, auger feed motor replacement, and combustion blower/induction fan replacement, etc.

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DAVY Crockett Grill Cleaning & Maintenance

Use this video as a guide to help you learn how to properly clean and maintain your Davy Crockett grill.

1.) Brush/Scraper & Shop Vac – To start, you will need a brush with a scraper on it, and a shop vac prepared to clean your Davy Crockett grill

2.) Scrape Your Grates – Next, use your brush and scraper to scrape down your grates about every other time you grill, to keep buildup down.

3.) Use Paper Toweling to Wipe Down Your Grates – If you are using a wire bristle brush, you’ll want to use a paper towel to wipe down the grates (in case any metal bristles would happen to have broken off and get into your food.)

4.) Remove the Grates – Once you have cleaned your grates, remove them and set them aside.


5.) Clean the Grease Drip Tray – Next, you will clean the grease drip tray. The model in this video is an older style with 2 pieces and Open-Flame technology. Your model may likely be newer. You will next scrape your grease drip tray. (You may use gloves to keep your hands clean as this will be a messy process). Once both sides of your grease drip tray have been scraped, set it off to the side.

6.) Remove the Fire Baffle – Next is the heat baffle. There may be a little ash on it, but no scraping really needs to be done. Remove and set it off to the side. This exposes the rest of the firebox.

7.) Vacuum the Remaining Ash – Use your shop vac to clean the remaining ash that’s in the firebox. Be careful when vacuuming around the igniter element in the fire pot area.

8.) Check for Excess Grease – If you have significant buildup near the grease drip area and the tube, you may want to use a bottle brush so that the grease can run out. This keeps the channel remaining open so that it doesn’t clog.

9.) Put Your Grill Back Together & Start Grilling! – The internal cleaning of the grill is complete. Finally, you put all the pieces together – the fire baffle, grease drip tray, and grates, and your Davy Crockett is clean and ready for grilling! Find some delicious recipes here to get started.

With proper cleaning and maintaining of your GMG Davy Crockett grill, you can enjoy using your pellet grill for many years to come. Watch the full video here for a rundown, or read here for cleaning and maintaining your grill

Davy Crockett Grill Thermal Sensor Replacement

Grill thermal sensor replacement is made easy by using this step-by-step video guide. The thermal sensor is what monitors your grill’s temperature. It is a small brass piece that’s mounted inside the grill and held in by a single nut.

1.) Remove the Hopper – To remove the hopper, you will need to pull out the control board. The  thermal sensor has a clip which clips right into the control board. So, in order to remove the hopper, you will need to undo this clip and the molex clip. There are two screws on either side of the hopper. Unscrew these to remove the hopper. Once the hopper is off, it exposes the thermal sensor and the wire that goes from it.

2.) Remove the Thermal Sensor – The thermal sensor has a 14 or 15-mm nut. Use a wrench or a pliers to loosen up the nut, unscrew it, and remove it. There are two specialty washers – these are important. 


3.) Specialty Washers – As you pull the thermal sensor out from the opposite side – you’ll notice the same thing: that there are two specialty washers. The washers are fire-resistant, and are important to maintain the proper spacing as this goes into the grill. It is very important that these are kept in place.

4.) Replace with a New Thermal Sensor – You have successfully removed the old thermal sensor. Now, to install a working sensor, ensure that the washers in place. Hold in place with one hand on the outside, and put the two washers in from the interior, and then put the nut back on. Tighten with your wrench or pliers.

5.) Putting the Hopper Back In Place – To put the hopper back into place, connect the molex and the thermal clip into the control board.

These step-by-step instructions are shown for the Davy Crockett grill, however, they are similar and applicable for the Daniel Boone and the Jim Bowie grills also. Questions? Please contact Pellet Head today by giving us a call at (800) 236-6647.

Davy Crockett Grill Igniter Replacement

Need assistance with Green Mountain Grill troubleshooting? Give our team a call for assistance, or follow along with this video here. Our PelletTech 101 YouTube videos will help you with the grill igniter replacement process.

1.) Pull Off the Hopper & Remove the Control Board – You’ll first want to unscrew the two screws on either side of the hopper and remove. Also, pull out the control board.

2.) Remove Grates, Grease Drip Tray, & the Fire Baffle – You’ll want to also remove all of these to start the process of removing the igniter.

3.) Removing Old Igniter & Replacing with the New Igniter – The video to the right here demonstrates how to fully replace the igniter. Watch video for a full explanation.


Watch the video here for detailed instructions on how to replace your Davy Crockett grill igniter. Give us a call at (800) 236-6647. with any questions about the process.

Davy Crockett Grill Auger Feed Motor Replacement

Need help replacing the auger feed motor on your Davy Crockett grill? Watch the video here for a complete rundown of the process.

In this step-by-step instructional video, you’ll be able to follow along and get your Davy Crockett (or other GMG grill) up and running in no time.

1.) Remove the Control Board & Hopper – Start the process of replacing the auger feed motor by first removing the control board and hopper. (You’ll want to disconnect the control board first.) 

2.) Auger Feed Motor – the actual motor is attached to a bracket with connections that go down to the “safeguard” grate down below. You will want to first remove the “safeguard” (older models will not have this grate).


Watch the video above for a complete Green Mountain Grill troubleshooting and explanation of how to remove the old auger feed motor and replace it with the new one!

Davy Crockett Grill Combustion Blower/Induction Fan Replacement

Welcome to PelletTech 101. Replacing your Davy Crockett grill blower and induction fan is made easy with this video. Questions? Please contact Pellet Head today by giving us a call at (800) 236-6647.

1.) Tools You’ll Need – Before beginning the replacement of your grill’s combustion blower and induction fan, you’ll need the following: 

  • You will need a 10 mm T-wrench (comes with the Davy Crockett),
  • A needle-nose pliers,
  • Regular pliers,
  • Small precision Philips screwdriver. 

2.) Begin the Process of the Installation – Watch the full video here for an explanation of how to successfully remove and replace your combustion blower/induction fan.


Need Green Mountain Grill troubleshooting help or advice? Look no further than PelletHead for assistance for helping with your auger feed motor replacement. Our PelletTech 101 videos will give you the step-by-step instructions you need to perform a successful auger feed motor replacement.

Davy Crockett Grill Control/Circuit Board Replacement

Grill control/circuit board replacement is made easy by using this PelletTech 101 video guide.

1.) Make Sure the Unit is Unplugged – To start with your control/circuit board replacement, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR UNIT IS UNPLUGGED for your safety. 

2.) Remove the Antenna – Next, you will remove the antenna. The grill in this video is a newer, WiFi model. Disregard this step if you have an older model.

3.) Pull the Control Board Off – Now, you are ready to pull the control board off, which is held by two 7mm bolts. You can use a 7mm wrench or a basic pair of pliers to loosen and remove these. Once it is loose, you’ll want to carefully pull the control board out.


Watch the full video here to get a complete rundown of the control board replacement. Have questions about your control board and need Green Mountain Grill troubleshooting help? Please contact Pellet Head today by giving us a call at (800) 236-6647.

Contact Our Green Mountain Grill Troubleshooting Experts!

When it comes time to servicing, cleaning, or maintaining your GMG Davy Crockett pellet grill, helpful tips and tricks can make the process that much easier and efficient. Check out Pellet Tech 101 for the GMG Davy Crockett (and other GMG grills)! Our team has been proudly serving our clients for many years. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to give our Green Mountain Grill troubleshooting experts a call at (800) 236-6647.

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  • Scott Cuggino says:

    I replaced the igniter on my Davy Crockett the grill preheated fine but doesn’t really get any hotter?

    • pellethead_admin says:

      Hey Scott, happy to help. The igniter should only be on during the start-up cycle to ignite the pellets. Is the new igniter lighting the pellets? Are you referring to the grill getting up to proper temp? Let us know exactly what’s going on, we’ll make sure we assist to get everything back to 100%.


  • Derek Savoie says:

    I need help with the wiring on my GMG trek, I replaced the igniter but I’m unsure of where each wire goes

    • Pellet Head says:

      Hey Derek,

      Happy to help. There should be black and red lead wires coming to the igniter. It does not matter which connects to which, simply plug your new igniter wires into the lead wire connections. Here is an additional support page from GMG on the Trek model.

      Thanks again and let us know if you have any further questions.


  • Nick says:

    So I inherited a Davy Crocket 2013 from a friend. He said the only issue was the combustion fan had quit working. I followed your instructions and replaced it no problem. I also took and cleaned the inside of the grill. Vacuumed the hopper ran the auger untill it was empty and replaced all the Pellets. I performed the start up and I let it come to temp. The chimney vent is open but I seem to be getting all the smoke coming up thru the hopper instead of in the smoker. What gives?

    • Pellet Head says:

      Thanks for contacting us Nick, happy to help. Double check the combustion fan installation. If its flipped the wrong way you will see heavy smoke coming from the hopper and not being able to properly maintain a fire or temp. Go ahead and flip that around and see if that is the issue. Also, if the hopper was removed, make sure the square gasket that goes around the feed system is in place correctly. With everything installed correctly there will be some smoke that comes out of the fuel hopper area on different low smoke settings, however it should be minimal with most of the smoke contained in the body of the grill and exiting the flue stack. Keep us posted, happy to help and make sure you are 100%.


  • James Scott Sr says:

    Turned on my gmg davy crockett was working fine then after a few minutes the temp shot up to 500 degrees so i shut the power off and let it cool down. when i went to restart no power no lights.

    • Pellet Head says:

      Thanks for contacting us. Sounds like something happened with the control board and/or thermal sensor. Double check the fuse in the control board and thermal sensor connection to the board. Check all wires to ensure everything is secure and inspect the board to see if anything visibly looks burnt or off. Make sure the cord to the inlet is secured well and there’s no moisture in it. From there if we still have no power, no lights then it would be a good assumption that the board is fried. Should have a 3 year warranty from GMG and you can contact them directly for replacement if you are under that period. Contact Here: If it is outside of the warranty period here is the board replacement link for reference.

      Hope that helps, any other questions please let us know.


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