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The flame stays low and the grill will not get hot

My grill flames wont stay high when they light. the flame is low and the grill does not get hot

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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If the propane tank is full, it could be the pressure regulator. Some regulators have an adjustment screw on the top.
If it's REALLY cold outside, the propane may not be evaporating fast enough to keep the pressure up. Also on a cold or windy day, heat is drawn away from the grill very quickly, and it may be difficult to keep the temperature up inside.

Good luck!
(And Happy Grilling!)

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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had same problem- noticed regulator iced up. received new regulator under warranty from uniflame. still same problem. tapped on regulator and started to work better but should not have to do that. maybe regulators are defective, but not a grill doctor.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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Sounds like your regulator has a restriction. One thing you could try would be to tap on the regulator while you have the grill lit and see if you could knock loose the particulate that is creating problems if not your other option would be to replace the regulator.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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I had this problem when I turned on the burners before I turned on the tank, to fix it I had to turn everything off. Then turn the tank on and wait about a minute for pressure to build in the lines then turn on the burners. Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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Probably 1 of 3 things:
Check your LP tank valve at an LP filling station. Make sure both valve and tank are in working order.
Next check for webs or cocoons up around where knob valves go into burners. You may have to remove burners to see into back of valves. Then swab orifice holes with a torch tip cleaner.
Third, a Menards , LP outfitter/station, or grill shop should have a universal replacement rubber gas line and "regulator"(possibly plugged or stuck shut). Sometimes you end up with cheap/bad regulator out of the factory.
Good luck and hope one these helps or does the trick.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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