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Regulator freezing up
1. Are you using a portable LP cylinder? LP Regulators freeze up when the liquid part is the propane is flowing through the regulator this is caused by an overfilling of the propane tank.
2. If the BTU capacity of the regulator is not high enough to cover the BTUs of your grill, the regulator is working too hard and potentially pulling liquid (not vapor as it should)
I would suggest calculating the BTUs of your grill and looking to see what the capacity of the regulator you are using.
You can also read this about regulators LP Gas Regulators 101
on Jan 09, 2018
The flow gas coming from the burner is very slow.
It could be a defective LP gas regulator or a restriction somewhere in the gas line for the bbq. This can also happen if the propane tank is overfilled.
First make sure that the LP tank is not overfilled. If you open the bleeder hole on the tank(small screw next to the valve) there should be no liquids coming out. If liquid propane is coming out then the tank is overfilled. Keep the bleeder screw loose until the liquid disappears then tighten. Re-connect the tank and see if that fixes the problem.
Then inspect all the gas lines on the bbq. Make sure that there are no kinks or crushed lines.
Then take a look at the gas regulator. Try turning on all the burners then give the regulator a couple good taps on the housing with something solid. See if the burner changes size. If it does and then goes back down it could be the gas regulator. Also take a look at the regulator housing. There should be a very small hole on the housing and it might be labled "vent". Make sure that this little hole is not plugged with any debris or that can cause a low pressure problem. You can use a sewing needle to gently poke out the hole. You will know if it worked because the burners will become much higher. And you could also try disconnecting the hose and regulator assembly from the bbq then turn on the LP tank slowly with the regulator connected. You should get plenty of gas flow from the end of the hose. Then use your hand to block and release the flow a couple times to try and clear any debris that might stuck in the regulator.BE VERY CAREFUL DOING THIS!!! MAKE SURE YOU ARE CLEAR OF ANY SOURCES OF IGNITION BEFORE TRYING TO CLEAR THE REGULATOR. Then reconnect the hose regulator and tank to see if the problem is fixed. If you are getting very low flow from the hose with the regulator disconnected then it is probably a defective regulator. They are pretty standard and you can purchase a new LP hose and regulator assembly from most home improvement stores.
If the regulator checks out good then I would think that there is a restriction in the main gas line for the bbq after the regulator. You will need you dis-assemble the main line and blow it out with some compressed air to clear the restriction.
on Jan 08, 2014
We have a charmglow grill.
Depending on how the the grill's thermostat reads (Most go to 600 degrees). So, medium would be 300 -350 degrees. Keep in mind, all the temperatures are based on drilling with the hood closed (like your kitchen oven). Once it's opened the temperature will drop significantly
I assume from your question, that you are trying to bake something on the grill. Which is fine, with a little practice, you can bake a cake or bread on the grill, as well as a ham. But, a ham takes a little bit of expertise.
on Feb 19, 2011
I have had my Charmglow grill for about 4 years
Sounds like a classic symptom caused by a failing regulator. Replace the regulator, easy to do and not very expensive. Turn off the tank and unscrew the regulator from the tank. Remove the tank and use a 3/4" wrench to remove the hose from the manifold. Do the reverse to install the new regulator. The fitting should be a 3/8" flare, so you do not have to tape it, just snug it on good. Check for leaks using soapy water.
on Nov 14, 2010
The side burner does not look like the one in the
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on Sep 06, 2010
My charmglow is experiencing low gas flow. What
If is an LP, the regulator could be bad, easy to replace and not very expensive. Try a new regulator and hose first. If it is a NG grill, there still may be a regulator on it, not as easy to change out, but not very expensive. Try these things, if they don't work, let me know.
on Jul 12, 2010
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