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No gas flow from barbecue

I cleaned barbecue with power washer & now have no gas flow when switching on grill.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    use a heat gun and dry out the burners

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If you used a power washer you may have driven rubbish into inlets for the burners, or as my collegue has already pointed out, water.


If the BB is empty then turn it upside down onto some newspaper and see if you get a water discharge..

The gas is normally supplied through a hole into the burners and is mixed with air on the way in so that it combusts out of the holes on the burner

If none of them are lighting I would do the upside down bit first , if that does not fix it then start looking at the gas inlets

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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