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Low flame on one side

I've cleaned the venturi tubes and the burner, but still getting very low flame on left side.

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  • Bill Jan 19, 2013

    Turns out, the problem was corrosion in the valve connection to the venturi tubes. Required a bit more disassembly but got the job done. Thanks.



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If your grill is older and has seen several seasons check for obstructions elsewhere the venturi is only one place for problems, check for hose kinks loose connections. If this is in a cold weather area, it maybe just low pressure. Also look for collected/ponded water in the burner tubes, especially if the flames are yellow.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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    Douglas Dinnebeil Jan 21, 2013

    Glad you found the problem; when answering these questions I can usually feel if a person can handle the problem and you sounded like one of those people. Nice job!



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