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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Re: weber gas bbq
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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First, you want to make sure the end of the piezoelectric switch is close to enough to something metal to spark. Maybe it got displaced when you cleaned the bbq?
If it is close enough to arc, but doesn't spark, you can replace the switch with this kit here:
Good luck, and if this helped, please rate my response! Thanks!
I have a 10 year old Weber and this has happened a few times to me. I just pull the grills off and then the flavour bars out . I take my wirebrushs and scrape off the holes on all three tubes. Light the BBQ and test to see if all of the holes are burning. Id their are a few still not producing a flame use the wirebrush on the tubes again. Please try not to burn yourself. Once the holes are clean and burning well - replace the flavour bars and grill. (I suggest you cleam your BBQ once every 6 months depending on your use). Good luck
Remove the burner and check the flexible tubes for kinks or blockages. The flexible tubes usually just slip over the backs of the valves. Spiders love to get in there and block them. Also check that the holes in the burners are not clogged. Be careful when reseating the flexible tubes to be sure that they are properly seated on the back of the valves. Failure to properly seat the flexible tubes can cause leakage there, and the gas can ignite at the back of the valves and not reach the burner. Be certain that the replacement burner is designed to use with your grill and the flexible tubes mate properly with the back of the valves.
I have the same grill,and sometimes the same problem.First,with the gas off or completely disconnected,remove the grill grates and the flavor bars from the grill.Now you can see the heating element.A small wire brush will do the trick.Gently clean all the little holes in the element where the gas comes out.Then,with compressed air or even canned air(like what you use to clean a computer with)blow out the holes you just cleaned.Reassemble the grill and light.Should work fine after that.