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I had the same problem and I found that if I tightened the thermocouple line on the back of the smoker control knob it would work properly. You can see the thermocouple line brass nut thru the slotted opening just above the double doors and below the control knobs. Mine was only finger tight and as soon as I tightened the thermocouple line nut, everything worked normal. Good Luck

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Jun 15, 2015


Since all grills heat and cook differently, time is not always the best judge for cooking meats. Use what I and many other professional griller's use, an instant read insertable Meat Thermometer. They are not expensive and can found in the kitchen accessories dept of any big box store. I'm not talking about some electronic gadget. I'm talking about the same thing professional chefs use. It's small, fits in your pocket and has the cooking temperatures for beef, pork, fowl, fish, etc written on the side of it's holder. Whether you like it rare to well done, the temperature range is indicated on the side of the holder.

Keep in mind, the thermometer on a grill is reading the air temperature when the hood is closed. Not the temperature at the cooking grates. Which can be 50 to 100 degrees F, hotter.

If this doesn't sound like want you want to try. Go to www.foodnetwork.com and I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for. Plus, some GREAT grilling recipes.

Hope this helped you and Happy Grilling!!

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Dec 01, 2014


The problem lies in the gas regulator and the way the tank was turned ON. To solve the problem, do the following:

1. Turn the gas tank valve OFF and disconnect the hose from the tank.
2. Wait 5 minutes abd reconnect the hose to the tank.
3. Open the tank valve VERY, VERY SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow).
4. Once the valve is full open open trun the gas valve on to the burner and light it. Did the burner
light and does the flame height look correct? If so, you solved the problem.

If the above didn't solve the problem, you will beed to replace the Hose/Regulator Assembly, as the regulator is permanently locked up. You can pick one up at any hardware store or home center that sells grills and accesories for about $30.00. Take your old one with you for comparison purposes. Unfortunately, it is not a warranty issue. As the new OPD Valve tanks cause this problem, if the tank valve is opened to quickly. So from now on, open the valve Very, Very Slowly.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know.

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Aug 05, 2011


hello wham.... go to this link http://www.brinkmann.net/customer_service.aspx Here you can download the owner manual, get other info for smoking meat, and even sign up for a periodic free newsletter. J.

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Aug 03, 2011


Try replacing the hose and regulator.

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011


Here is a link to a pdf version of the owners manual: http://images.brinkmann.net/docs/pdf/810-1750-S.pdf

It will take a second to load, the assembly instructions for the trays in the smoker are on page 27, hope this helps!

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011


Since a Rotisserie is an optional item for your model grill. I assume you have purchased one that is approved to be used on your model Brinkmann Grill Smoker. If not, I recommend that you Do Not use it. If it was approved, read and follow the directions that came with it regarding installation, setup and preparing to use the rotisserie.

The Rotisserie can only be used when you are not grilling anything else on the grill. Remove the grill grates directly in front of the rear infrared Rotisserie Burner. If you Don't, they will be in the way. In their place, you are going to use an aluminum pan (like a pie pan), as a drip pan for whatever you're cooking on the Rotisserie.Place that on top of the burner's flame tamers. Make sure the rotisserie motor is in place and you have electric power to it. Test the rotisserie spit, by inserting it into the motor's spit holder. If you have a Counter Balance, attach that near handle on the spit shaft just below the handle. If your rotisserie is missing the counter balance, you can not use the rotisserie.

Remove the rotisserie spit and place whatever you're planning to cook on it, following the directions that came with rotisserie kit. Make sure the spit forks are tightly embedded in the meat, whole chicken, etc. If a whole chicken, tie the legs together like a Thanksgiving Turkey around the spit..

Light the Rotisserie Burner and close the hood of the grill. Allow the temperature to reach a minimum of 250 degrees F, before opening the hood and installing the food loaded rotisserie spit.
Be careful, as the interior of the grill will be hot. Install the spit as you did earlier. Make sure it fits into both sides of the grill's hood correctly.

Turn the Rotisserie Motor ON and watch as the food turns. If it turns and then sort of bumps, when the spit turns around, adjust the counter balance to stop this. It should turn smoothly. Once all tha is completed, close the hood and allow the food to cook for whatever time, you would cook it in a kitchen oven. Rotisserie cooking is like smoking food. It's a low (temp) and slow (time) process. But, the flavor rewards are GREAT. Only check the food occasionally. The more you open the hood to peek, the longer it will take to cook. Each time you peek, add 10 minutes to the cooking time.

All of this, was sort of a thumbnail sketch of rotissering food. Search the web for recipes and techniques. You'll be amazed at what's out there.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know and Happy Grilling!!

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Jun 23, 2011


Paula, you're propane tank may be almost empty or the OPD Valve in the tank has locked up your grill regulator. To test this theory, turn the propane tank valve OFF and disconnect the hose. Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the hose. Turn the tank valve ON VERY, VERY SLOWLY (slow motion, slow). Once it's completely open, light the burner farthest from the tank first and turn it to high. Does the flame height appear to be normal? If so, light the remaining burner(s) the same way. If all the flame heights are now normal, you solved the problem Just remember to alway trun the tank valve ON very very slowly. If that didn't solve the problem, you need to replace the grills regulator/hose assembly. You can purchase it at any home center or hardware store that sells gas grills and accessories. Just take your old one wih you for comparison purposes.

Hope this helped you to get back up and grilling!

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011


Here's the problem and solution. The LP tank has what's called an OPD Valve. It prevents overfilling. However, if you turn the tank valve ON as you would normally do, it shoots high pressure to the grill's regulator and locks it up.

Solution: Turn the tank valve OFF. Disconnect the hose from the tank. Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the hose to the tank. Now, turn the tank valve on VERY, VERY SLOWLY (slow motion, slow), until the valve is fully open. Turn ON and light the burner farthest from the tank first and turn it to the highest setting. Repeat that procedure with the remaining burners. Have the flames returned to a normal height? If so, you solved the problem. If not, repeat the procedure again, but this time leave the hose disconnected for 10 minutes. If both attempts fail, you will need to replace the grills hose and regulator, as the regular is locked an won't release itself. You can find the hose/regulator assembly at any home improvement store or hardware store.

Just remember to always turn the tank valve on VERY, VERY, SLOWLY,

Happy Grilling!!

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011


Yes, it is a Brinkman's problem. But, Home Depot will generally exchange it for a new one.

But, first, check the gas line running to the smoker burner. Does it appear to crimped or bent in any way? If this is the case, it won't allow gas to the burner. This may have occurred during shipping or it's a manufacturer's defect.

Also, try pushing in on the burner control knob when you manually try to light the burner. Since it's a low output burner for smoking, it may operate differently than the other main grill burners.

Hope this heads you in the right direction in resolving your burner problem.

Brinkmann 5... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

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