No, you will not void your warranty if you use non-Traeger wood pellets in your Traeger pellet grill. You can use any food-grade pellets in your Traeger grill without voiding the warranty.
According to the Traeger website, customers are free to use any brand of food-quality grill pellets with their Traeger grills without fear of voiding the warranty. Traeger acknowledges that while they only test the performance of the pellets they produce, they do not restrict customers from using other brands of pellets. It is important to note that using certain types of non-food-quality pellets, such as home heating pellets that may contain adjuncts, binders/glues, biomass, or softwood, can potentially lead to performance and reliability issues that may not be covered by the warranty.
Traeger's stance on using non-Traeger pellets aligns with the guidelines outlined in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This federal law protects consumer rights and ensures that manufacturers cannot unreasonably restrict the use of third-party products without valid reasons. Traeger appears to understand their obligation to comply with this Act, and they explicitly state that using non-Traeger pellets does not void the warranty on their grills.
We believe it is essential to provide accurate information to our potential customers and retailers, to avoid any confusion or misinterpretations. Using Manchester Barbecue Pellets or any other brand of food-quality grill pellets with Traeger grills will not jeopardize the warranty coverage, as stated explicitly by Traeger.