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Losing flame< I have a master forge L3218 , 5 burners , all was well till last time I used , and whe I ignite the 1st burner all is , the after each additional burner the flame continues to dwindle

I have cleaned the burners and burner box, as I said if one burner is lit all is well , as I light the others flame reduces.

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I can tell you EXACTLY what is wrong. Remove the tank and open all valves to the grill. Reconnect the tank and turn it on just slightly. Relight the grill.
Ther is a safety device in the tank that needs to be reset. The only way to do it is removing the tank.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Low flame

Solution #1 is correct. If your regulator is / was good, then you would most likely have a leak in a line or fitting - and the regulator has properly restricted or stopped gas flow as it's designed to do for obvious safety.

However a very common leak is the main plastic tank coupling which renders the whole regulator and hose assembly useless.

Quick fix, go to Wal-Mart and buy a $20 replacement regulator which comes pre-fitted with hoses and couplings. Get the dual or single hose depending on whether you have a side-burner or not.

Voila! Your good to go a few more years.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Only enough gas flow for 1 of 3 burners

Shut off the tank and remove it from the grill. open all valves. close all valves. Reconnect tank to cooker and SLOWLY open the valve a hair. Then retry.Something in the dang newer safety tanks cause this phenom.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: One burner has low flame

Try looking for webs back to where the burner tube meets the valve. Otherwise you need to remove burner tube to access back of valve to clean with a torch tip cleaner or compressed air, (remember to disconnect grill from gas source first) inside valve orifice.  Usually the back of valve can be removed with a wrench. Worst case you always get a new valve off internet if you can't resolve the plug. Hope this helps, good luck.  

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: cannot get good flame on the burner of my baby weber grill. I've tried cleaning it checked hose, tank, regulator, seems to have good flow, but low flame only, even when set in high????????

I had this problem with a brand new grill so it wasn't grease in the hose. Due to the new propane regulators you have to turn the propane tank on for at least a minute before turning the grill to light. Let the tank sit in the light position for five seconds and then you light the grill. This will keep air from getting into the intake hose and will keep your gas flame roaring high.

I was only able to get the grill up to 250 degrees before I found this fix posted on the Weber site. It is listed as the number one solution in the FAQ section.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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