20 Most Recent Broilmaster Premium P3 Grill Questions & Answers


Yes it could well be a pressure problem .

Broilmaster... | Answered on Apr 16, 2017


Try turning off the valve to the tank, then leave the knobs on the grill open for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the grill knobs, slowly, slowly open the valve on the tank. Relight the grill and see if it gets hot.

Broilmaster... | Answered on May 08, 2014


It sounds like the valve is shut off. Try opening it and if you have any questions call 1-888-634-4289 They helped me when I had grill issues

Broilmaster... | Answered on Apr 26, 2013


More than likely, the burner needs to be removed and cleaned. As it sounds like the Venturi Valve, which is part of the burner is clogged. Spiders like to build nest in them.

To assist you further, I have included a link to the Owners Manual for your model. To understand how to properly remove the burners, pay particular attention to the Maintenance section on page # 29.

http://www.broilmaster.com/assets//BROILMASTER/manuals/P3X%20Manual.pdf

Hope this helped you and Happy Grilling!!

Broilmaster... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011


Yes there is an adjustment on the air shutter control valve. Which is part of the burner system. It will look like the blades on a fan. It should be set at 3/4's of the way open. But, before you jump on that, yellow flames are also an indication that you're running out of gas or the venturi valves on the burner are clogged. Spiders love to build nest in them.. So check you tank.and the Venturi Valves first.

To assist you further, I have provided a link to the Owner's Manual for the new P3 Series grill. It is almost identical to yours, unless you have the new model. In which case it will be identical.

http://www.broilmaster.com/assets//BROILMASTER/manuals/P3X%20Manual.pdf

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know and Happy Grilling.

Broilmaster... | Answered on Jun 17, 2011


Hi,
Your problem could be or probably is with the regulator...too much gaspressure...

Propane, LP, or Natural Gas Regulator Problems
heatman101

Broilmaster... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011


Hello,
Well, short of turning the burners down, so they are not on high, you might try wrapping the knobs in aluminum foil to prevent them from melting from the heat. But be careful, they may be hot to the touch, so where oven mitts or use a hand towel to turn it off. If they are melting, you may have some burner issues that need cleaning or replacing. If the grill is several years old, and it only recently has started doing this, then it's time to repair or replace the grill, if not for safety's sake. Hope that helps. Douglas

Broilmaster... | Answered on Jun 09, 2010


Turn tank off and disconnect coupling. Re-attach coupling and turn gas tank on very slowly. Check for leaks with soapy water. If no leaks, you should be all set start grilling.

Broilmaster... | Answered on May 23, 2010


Ok, here is a check list for your most common gas grill lighting problems:

1) Check your tank. Is it empty or nearly empty? The tare weight (T.W.) of your cylinder is stamped on the collar. This is the weight of your empty cylinder, usually around 18 lbs. Weigh it on your bathroom scale2_bing.gif. Propane weighs 4.25 lbs/gal. If it weighs around 20 lbs or less - Refill it. If not, go to #2.

2) Make sure you didn't turn the gas tank valve on too fast. Some gas hoses have a built-in excess flow valve that stops the flow of gas to a trickle if opened too fast. Close the tank valve and let sit for a few minutes. Or just disconnect it and reconnect it. Turn the tank valve very slowly and then try lighting it again. If it doesn't help, go to #3.

3) Is the igniter sparking? Some are battery2_bing.gif powered-check the battery or replace it. If you have a standard push button piezzo igniter or a rotary style2_bing.gif igniter, check for spark. Can you hear or see the spark? It's hard to see the spark in bright daylight. It's easier to view the spark at dusk or dawn. It should spark an "arc" at the burner. If not, adjust it if necessary. The igniter wire may have a short, causing the spark to arc somewhere else along the wire and not at the burner. Replace igniter wire. It's also possible the igniter tip where it sparks has a cracked or broken porcelain portion of the igniter, causing the spark to not arc at the tip where it's supposed to. Replace the igniter piece. If not, go to #4.

4) You may have a rusted, clogged or damaged burner or venturi tube. With a flashlight, check for spider webs, wasp nests or dirt (mud) dauber nests in the opening of the venturi tube where it connects at each gas valve orifice. Clean it out manually or blow it out with air compressor. Make sure the air adjustment opening (on the end of the burner's venturi tube) has not been changed. If it's closed too much, it will be difficult to light and cause lazy yellow flames. If it's not clogged, the burner may just be old and rusted and the burner holes are not allowing very much gas through anymore. It's also possible the burner has rusted so bad, the burner holes have been enlarged, it is falling apart or has cracks along the burner seams. If so, replace the burner(s) immediately. It is unsafe to use. Your local propane co can usually order the parts you need and some will even do the work, if you are uncomfortable doing it yourself. Bring with you the Make, Model and Serial number of the grill, so they can order the correct parts for your specific grill. Also specify whether it's natural gas2_bing.gif or propane.

5) If none of these resolve the issues you are having, it is also possible you have a faulty or defective regulator, which may mean replacement. If the pressure still seems too low and none of the above has helped, and you have a silver/gray regulator; many have an adjustment screw on the top center of the diaphragm. Remove the outer cap and turn the inside screw clockwise in 1/4 turns to increase the pressure until the desired flame size is accomplished. Flames should be as blue as possible, but will burn orange if there is food or drippings on it. Yellow flames are not good, and will soot up everything and not cook as hot as blue flames do. Yellow flames could mean you do not have the right air shutter adjustment, clogged burners, or possibly defective burners, as mentioned above in #4.

6) Also make sure you have the hose connection tightened snugly to the propane tank valve to ensure the inner valve seat is fully depressed allowing gas to exit fully without any restriction. The black plastic female fitting should be hand tightened only. Older versions that use a left-hand male brass POL valve, requires a 7/8 open end wrench or adjustable wrench to tighten.

Hope this helps! Good luck in your trouble shooting! Douglas

Broilmaster... | Answered on May 20, 2010

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