Glas flow will almost shut down once i turn on the second burner
I have a 6 burners Kenmore grill. I turn it on following instructions (starting from the left) and the first burner works perfectly. But when i want to start the second one (no matter is the adjencent one) the gas flow is reduced to a minimum.
The same happens when i donot start from the left.
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Hi my name is mark, let me see if i understand your problem. you light the 1st burner and get a good flame. you light the 2nd burner with the 1st burner lite and it starves both burners of gas. if this grill is a lp grill and you have propane in the tank. the regulater is the problem.
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Sounds like the pressure regulator is malfunctioning. Try disconnecting your gas line. Open/Close all burners then reconnecting gas. If propane, don't turn bottle off before burners. Always turn burners off first, then bottle. then bottle on before burners. This primes the regulator to the proper pressure.
First disconnect tank. Hook back up and open very slowly. These new valves on tanks have a shut down if you open valve to fast, causing tank valve to think it is leaking, it slows down flow of propane. Always open tank valve slow when turning on grill. If this does not solve problem then regulator is going bad and need to be replaced.
Try this, turn on just one burner, once it is lit, turn on a second burner. If the flame on the first burner gets lower when you turn on the second burner, you probably have a bad regulator. Replacing the regulator is cheap and easy and may solve your problem.
Your regulater connected on tank has a shut down safety inside of it. disconnect tank hookup, then reconnect, always open tank valve slowely when you open to fast regulator thinks there is a leak and starts shutting down valve to slow leak. Opening slowely will solve your problem.
Since 1995 all regulators (the part that attaches to the gas tank to regulate the flow of gas) have included a safety device that restricts the flow of gas in the event of a gas leak. This safety device can be inadvertently activated in two ways, putting the grill into what is commonly called “bypass”. The first way for the device to be activated is to leave one or more burner control knobs in the “ON” position when the LP cylinder valve is opened. The second is not to wait long enough to “start” the grill after opening the LP cylinder valve. The safety device in the regulator is activated each time that the LP cylinder valve is opened. The device resets itself when the gas pressure equalizes between the closed burner control valve and the regulator, through the hose. If a burner control knob is turned on before the gas pressure can equalize, the device will remain in “bypass”. The length of time necessary to wait to “start” the grill after turning on the LP cylinder valve is dependent on the length of the hose and outside air temperature. It is always good practice to wait a few seconds after opening the LP cylinder valve before turning on the burner control knob to start the grill.
Keep in mind that the safety device reacts to a gas leak. If a grill is in bypass, the gas connections and hose should be tested for leaks with a soap and water solution.
If the grill is in bypass, after checking for gas leaks do the following to get the grill out of bypass:
To reset the gas safety device: Open the barbecue lid. 1. Close the LP tank valve. 2. Turn your burner control knob to the OFF position. 3. Wait at least 5 minutes if the barbecue had been lit, then 4. Disconnect the hose from the LP tank. 5. Turn your burner control knob to the HIGH position. 6. Wait at least 2 minutes, and then turn the burner control knob to the OFF position. 7. Re-connect the hose to the LP tank.
Re-lighting the barbecue: 1. Open the barbecue lid. 2. SLOWLY open the LP tank valve all the way and wait 1 minute. 3. With the lid open, turn the burner control knob to the HIGH position. 4. Ignite the grill by pushing the crossover ignition button. 5. Close the barbecue lid. 6. The barbecue should reach 500 to 550 degrees in 10-15 minutes.
When you are done grilling: 1. Turn all burner control knobs to the OFF position 2. Turn off the LP tank valve last.
* Always follow the re-lighting instructions whenever you use the adapter hose and larger tank.
Try this, close your burners and your propane tank off, let sit for a couple of minutes. Making sure your burners are off turn on the propane tank and let it pressurize the line for a couple of minutes. Turn on the burner that is closest to your igniter and light it. After that burner is lit then you cn turn on the other burners. Good luck and hope tht solves your problem.