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When I turn on the grill the gas flame does not go beyond about 1/3 of the way along the connector tube to the rear burner.
It could be a partially blocked gas jet or insufficient gas pressure is reaching the jet.
Clearly the pipes and valve should be checked if cleaning the jet doesn't provide a cure.
It is a good idea to compare the jet size and air bleed size with specifications. If it is set up for propane and being used with butane it will display the inefficiency you described.
There have been a few appliances designed for use with bottled gas that weren't intended to be used with a pressure regulator and lots of propane appliances that need a higher pressure than the standard fixed regulator can supply and an adjustable regulator should be used instead.
on Sep 04, 2015
What is the life expectancy of a gas grill pressure regulator?
I've been in the propane business 28 years and have found regulators from the 1950's still in use today. Regulator manufacturers tell us they should be replaced after 25 years. It should typically outlast the grill itself, which often require new burners, cooking grids, etc. The hissing sound can just be the flow of gas thru the regulator. If you smell gas however, then you should replace it. If it is affecting the pressure to the burners and not getting hot enough to cook properly, then replace it as well.
on Jun 11, 2015
How do I adjust the side burner flame on a Weber grill?
The burner has a fixed orifice, but there may be an adjustable air shutter (to adjust more or less air) at the end of the venturi tube that inserts over the orifice. If not, also try removing the gas valve knob and see if there is a small screw inside the shaft that you can adjust the flames. Most stoves have these. Also be sure the burner hasn't been spilled on. it may just need to be cleaned for a proper flame.
on Mar 01, 2015
My propane tank was filled but I cannot get a flow
This is a common problem with grills purchased after 2001 and also with full propane tanks or tanks with excessive pressure in them. There is a
new safety feature inside the regulator called a 'surge protector'. If
you open your propane bottle valve too quickly or if you try attaching a
tank with the tank valve in the 'open' position, the propane wants to
'surge' into the grill.
When the propane surges into the
regulator (located on the grill hose) the 'surge protector' (inside the
regulator) kicks on. When this happens you will not be able to get your
grill lit, and if you do, it will be a small blue flame and the grill
will not heat up.
So what to do if you trip the surge protector
and can't get your grill to light or heat up?
Shut the tank off
and shut the valves on the grill off. Disconnect the tank from the grill
hose. When you disconnect the tank from the hose you will hear the
excess pressure of propane release. This is an indication that you have
re-set the regulator's surge protector.
Now that you have
deactivated or reset the surge protector, reconnect the tank. Make sure
the valve on the tank and the valves on the grill are in the closed and
in the off position. After you reconnect the tank to the hose, SLOWLY
open the tank valve (making sure the valves on the grill are in the OFF
Since you have slowly opened the valve on the tank,
the propane did not surge into the regulator and the surge protector did
Now open 1 valve on the grill and light it. You
should get a nice flame. If your grill has more than one valve, open
each following valve in sequential order to extend the flames to the
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.
Tanks 2 You Propane
on Jan 09, 2015
I want to convert to natural gas.
The only thing you can do if Weber doesn't have a natural gas manifold for their grills , is to buy one that will fit. They use propane on outside grills because of the stability of the gas. Natural gas will blow out much easier.
on Jan 09, 2015
Converting Weber Genesis Silver B from LP to Natural Gas
Hello...I have the same grill and want to do the same conversion...From my research, you need to drill out the three orifices with a size #53 wire gauge drill bit. ( this resizes each orifice to 12000 BTU's each, which the grill is rated at 36000 BTU's).Then remove the existing hose and regulator. Replace the hose with a Quick disconnect compression fitted hose. The NG supply needs to have a pressure regulator installed, with a shutoff and quick disconnect fitting installed. Connect the hoes from the grill to the supply, and fire it up...THIS IS WHAT I INTEND ON DOING TO MY GRILL,BUT YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK>>>
on Aug 26, 2014
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