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DCS Propane side burner

We have a DCS propane side burner that burns s rich that it leaves soot on the bottom of our cooking pans. How can this be corrected or how can I troubleshoot the problem?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa.

Check the venturi for the burner tube that leads from the control valve to the burner head. We often see where spiders take up residence and create a web and and obstruction right where the air is introduced into the venturi, causing the condition you are seeing. Also check the burner head itself for obstructions and make sure eveerything is clean. Usually air shutter adjustments are "fixed" and do not require adjustments, as these are factory pre-set. If this burner at one time functioned properly and has since degraded, something is interfering with the mixture and adjusting the shutter is not the correct fix. However, if this burner has not functioned propely from day one, there may be some adjustments needed.

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