I lit my bbq and only got small blue flames, all three burners.
So I disconnected the tank, and no gas would come out. It felt like it had gas in it, it is a 7 gallon tank. So I took it to get filled, and it only took 3 gallons. Used it one time, and now gas will not come out again. There is gas in it as I turned the screw on the side and got pressure.
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suspect the problem, is a result of either dirty and/or clogged burners
and venturi valves (part of the burner). Or the grills gas regulator is
partially locked close.
Since the regulator problem does not
involve any real dismantling of the grill, I'll start with that solution
1. Turn the gas valve on the tank OFF. Remove the grill grates and flame tamers, so that you clearly see all the burners. 2. Disconnect the hose from the tank and wait 5 minutes. 3, Reconnect the hose to the tank and turn the tank valve ON, VERY, VERY SLOWLY (Slow Motion, slow). 4. Once he tank valve is fully open, light the burner farthest from the tank first and turn the burner knob to HIGH. Dose the flame height look correct? If so, light the remaining burners the same way, until are are lit and burning. Do all the flame heights look correct when set on HIGH? If so, you solved the problem.
the above did not solve the problem, you will need to replace the
grill's Hose/Regulator Assembly. You can purchase one from any home
center or hardware store that sells gas grills and accessories. They run
about $30.00. Take you old one with you for comparison purposes.
Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know and Happy Grilling!!
The new style
OPD valves have a small brass ring located in the female
fitting on the LP tank. Over time this ring can work loose and then it
does not allow the male fitting to fully depress the OPD valve thus
reducing your gas flow
Using a small flat bladed screw driver tighten the small brass ring This
should solve your problem IF not you might want to remove the cap
(white) on your regulator and try slowly adjusting the regulator, make
small adjustments and try the BBQ My Weber if I set the front and back
burners to MED I get right at 350 degrees in 60 degree outdoor temps.
Adjusting the regulator will take some time to get it right but If it is
not your tank it is most likely your regulator out of adjustment
Hello stevie66, disconnect the gas tank, carefully remove the burner element (the thing with the small holes) and soak it in a bowl of vinegar overnight. Remove and shack the excess out, remount and connect the gas. Open the gas line about 1/4 turn and CAREFULLY LIGHT. Please E-Mail the results. Thank you.
I switched to the new style 20# tank with the new turn-on knob. I couldn't get enough gas pressure to the BBQ burners for all three burners to light or to keep a strong flame on even one burner. The new style tanks have a safety valve on the inside of the tank that shuts the gas off if you turn the knob on too fast because the safety valve thinks there is leak. Shut everything off and then try turning the knob on real slow, especially at first, before turning it all the way on. If that doesn't work (it didn't for me), then replace the large plastic connection valve knob (female end) that attaches the regulator to the tank. Mine was for the old style tank and was black (low pressure). I went to a propane company and had them replace it with a green knob (higher pressure). Took it home and WALA! Everything works fine now. But it was very frustrating trying to figure why I couldn't get any gas to the burners after buying a brand new tank. I hope this helps solve your problems.
Symptoms and Solutions
Low Flame: The grill just doesn't want to heat up.
This can be cause by several things. Taking it from the fuel source to the flame, lets start with the burner.
Newer propane tanks contain a self regulating feature that will automatically slow down the flow of fuel if it thinks it's toohigh. This can be solved by turning the tank valve off completely and disconnecting it. Open the control valves (on the grill control panel) and ten close them. Reconnect the fuel tank and slowly turn on the valve. Now light the grill to see if that fixes it.
Otherwise check the control valve(s) and venturi tubes for obstruction and alignment. Make sure that the flow of fuel is continuous.
Check the burner for clogged gas holes. You can usually see this problem by observing how the grill burns. If there are spots without flame then you probably have a clogged burner.