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Weber gas bbq

My weber gas bbq (kettle type) is not igniting properly, in that I only get a few of the flames coming through the small holes after I've switched the gas on and placed a match to the small holes in the element at the base of the bbq.  Any suggesitons?

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Hello stevie66, disconnect the gas tank, carefully remove the burner element (the thing with the small holes) and soak it in a bowl of vinegar overnight. Remove and shack the excess out, remount and connect the gas. Open the gas line about 1/4 turn and CAREFULLY LIGHT. Please E-Mail the results. Thank you.

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