Question about Grills & Smokers
I am unable to maintain a high flame... It lights up and burns good and then drops back to a low flame and a 200 degree temp.. have cleaned the venturi and the orifice..
Solution #1 is the answer -- replace the regulator. The problem is that the regulator is stuck closed. You can either replace it, or pop the little metal cap on the top off and adjust it. (Use a large philips screwdriver). Do a full turn counter-clockwise, and then 3/4 of a turn clockwise.
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
I have the same problem with my Great outdoors smoky mountain series cabnet style smoker that I've had for 12 years. I changed the regulator today and it didn't do anything. So I'm now thinking, after much research, that the problem is the valve. The High, Medium, Low valve. On some other brands of smokers you can buy a replacement spring kit for the same style valve so I'm thinking it could also be the problem on the smoky mountain. Since Great outdoors is no longer in business I cannot find a kit to fix it and am now thinking of bypassing the valve and just using an adjustable valve regulator.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
I use three of them and am about to purchase another. All of them have had this same issue. But the good news is that I have been able to fix all of them easily. Carefully remove the burner assembly and you will come to the valve. Carefully clean the jet and the jet hood (don't know technical term) with a very fine wire or pin. Every time mine have had this problem, this solution has worked and it took about 30 minutes to take apart, clean, and re-assemble. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
I have the same problem. I use two propane bottles one gets hot and the other cant get over 200 .I use the low one for fish and the other for other smoking use when I want a hotter fire I thought about the regulater but just changed bottles
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
Our fix turned out to be a new regulator, even though a test showed that the original was working, It evidently wasn't allowing enough gas through once it reached a certain temp... The new regulator is a much better one.. really love the smoker....!!
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
I bought a flat steel panel with openings and use charcoal in addition to the gas to raise the temperature. Upside it adds flavor. The downside it's difficult to maintain a constant temperature.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
I've had my for two years now and have never had that problem i would take it back and get a new one.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
I have just bought one of this Smokers. Has a fix been found.
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
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