Question about Grills & Smokers

1 Answer

Amana grill - what is the thing on the chain?

My new grill (an Amana AM26LP from Target) came with a thin wire rod bent into circles on the ends, attached to the grill by a chain. What is it? There is no picture or mention of it in the manual.

Posted by on

  • wdinglis4 Feb 04, 2009

    Yes, I've grilled 3 times with it so far. I like it. Not sure what kind of banging up a grill is going to receive. I got a nice thick cover for mine. This is an upgrade from our old WalMart grill. We got a great clearance price, too. $89 down from $300. I'd recommend it at a sale price for sure.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Without seeing it firsthand I'm not certain, but it sounds similar to my grill at home - it's probably used to hold a match down near the burner (therefore keeping your hand at a safe distance) in case the ignitor fails.

I've been considering buying this grill, there are 4 of them on clearance at my local Target for $45!! I know that's a great price (better than $180), but I'm concerned about the quality. I've heard that it bangs up pretty easily (thin metal construction) Have you used yours at all, and if so, what do you think so far?

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

What is the pictured part used for?


That is a probe that one attaches a lit paper match too(see circle) so you can light the piolet light w/o getting burned.

Jun 07, 2015 | Thermos Grills & Smokers

1 Answer

On a Go-Anywhere grill 20+ years old, the regulator valve slides out of the grill even when facing upwards. Normally only does this facing downward. Is there wear on my regulator? Or is it in the tube...


The U shaped clip that holds the regulator to the gas tube is probably missing.
Make a new one with a LARGE size paper clip bent with needle-nosed pliers and stick each end of the "U" shaped new wire into both sides of the gap in the gas tube where there is a groove in the regulator when the regulator is pushed into the gas tube. The simple new clip will prevent the regulator from sliding out.

Jun 16, 2011 | Weber Gas Go-Anywhere Grill

1 Answer

Traeger 075 tripping GFI continually


May be too much moisture on the hot rod.

From Traeger:
Why won't my Grill Ignite?
  1. If your grill is plugged into an electrical outlet with a GFI (ground fault interrupter) plug, chances are the hot rod has absorbed or been exposed to too much moisture and is leaking to ground causing the plug to trip.
  2. Open your cooking chamber lid, remove cooking grill, angled drip pan and U-shaped firepot cover. Is there ash build up in the firepot and/or around the firepot? If so, this needs to be cleaned out. The ash is choking out the fire.
  3. Check the fuse on the back of the control board. To do this, first UNPLUG the grill from the electrical outlet. Then, unscrew the control board and look at the fuse-is it blown or not?
  4. If the fuse is good, check for power by switching the colored plugs first. Unplug the purple plug and the orange plug. Plug the purple plug into the orange plug. Now plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet and turn the grill on. Does the induction fan operate? If so, you will need a new hot rod and fuse. If not, you will need a new control board. Unplug the purple from the orange and reconnect the plugs together to their correct color plug.
  5. Always start your grill on the SMOKE setting.

Jun 19, 2010 | Traeger Industries BBQ075 All-in-One Grill...

1 Answer

My grill won't light. I have new propane and when I turn it on and push the button it clicks but no flame. Any suggestions? Thank you


First thing can you hear and smell propane running. If you can then try and start with a match. If this works your ignitor is probably dirty in the grill area. Where wire connects under grill look at the metal that this is connected to, could be dirty with grease or just needs to be bent closer to metal that it sparks off of. If this doesn't work then ignitor button is bad and needs to be replaced. You can buy at lowes or home depot.

Jun 13, 2010 | Char-Broil Patio Caddie 4654870 (LP) Grill

1 Answer

My Weber 3 burner gas grill is about 15 years old and still working well. It has wooden slats that I've replaced and wooden handle which I've restained with redwood stain. The one thing that I'm not...


Many places (K-Mart/Target) sell a high temp black paint specifically made for grills. You might try wire brushing it and repainting it.

May 13, 2010 | Weber Q Grill

1 Answer

No gas is getting to the burners. It was working and suddenly quit. I changed the bottle to a new bottle. No gas. I ran a thin wire through the regulator. No gas. There are three burner valves - none...


This problem sounds like the internal vent in the regulator has clogged up and will not change state to let the valve inside open. You can purchase the regulator from most hardware chain stores or directly from the manufacturer.

Hope this helps you out.

Jun 18, 2008 | Weber Genesis Silver B Grill

1 Answer

Kenmore #16233 gas grill


It's used to manually light the grill with a match. The match should slide into the end of the tube. If you look, the tube should flatten out at the opposite end of where the chain is connected.

May 21, 2008 | Grills & Smokers

3 Answers

Lost assembly manual


COULD IT POSSIBLY BE TENSION SPRING FOR THE HOOD?

Feb 03, 2008 | Weber Genesis Silver C Grill

Not finding what you are looking for?
Grills & Smokers Logo

Related Topics:

766 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Grills & Smokers Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

1875 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Rich Florenzen

Level 2 Expert

333 Answers

Are you a Grill and Smoker Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...