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BBQ will not heat up to cook meat

I have a Coleman 4000 grill and lately it is not heating up enough to cook the meat. It was working last week and there is plenty of gas...

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  • shoffee May 14, 2009

    my barbeque has been in storage for about two years. its been used a hand full of times prior to the storage and worked great! after removing it from storage it will not get hot enough to cook any of the meat what do i do?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    a new cooking grill for laguna 2 gas burner bbq

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You had the burners on before you opened the valve on the propane tank.

this causes the safety in the pressure regulator to cut off most of flow, and the highest temp you'll get will be about 200 degrees.

turn off the burners and the tank, then disconnect the tank and let site for a few minutes. reconnect everything, and make sure you open the tank valve before the burner valves.

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The gas line. try this, turn on flame and move the tank around, try laying it down giving the hose a stiffer/more rigid connection. the flame s should come out a lot higher.

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