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Won't heat up above 200 degrees.

Grill is 8 years old. No problems to date. Last night the knobs were set to High. The grill started up but would never heat above 200 degrees with the lid closed. Thanks!

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Try turning off the valve to the tank, then leave the knobs on the grill open for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the grill knobs, slowly, slowly open the valve on the tank. Relight the grill and see if it gets hot.

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