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Cadac eazi chef flame burns yellow and makes a lot of soot.This happened after i tried to light it and there was some kind of blow back and some smoke but no visible flame. I have striped it down as far as i can and nothing seems to be blocked. There is a plastic part in the metal pipe between the jet and the burner pan that looks a bit melted, do you think this is the problem and can it be replaced? Thank you for any help in resolving this problem.

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Yellow flame = not enough air. (Remember using Bunsen burners in school science lab? Air hole closed = yellow flame). Have you twisted the main metal tube (whilst trying to remove the burner assembly)? Remove the gas tube and metal plate (6 small cross headed screws). Draw out the gas valve. Look into the metal tube. You should see 3 slotted holes - the air holes. On mine they had twisted and were blocked by the plastic of the leg assembly. Using a good pair of pipe grips, rotate the metal tube until the air holes are clear. Then re-assemble. My Cadac Eazy Chef now works like new.

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The problem is definately the plastic baffle that has melted in the chromium plated tube. I don't know why this happens, but it melts and constricts the hole and so causes the flame to burn yellow and create a load of soot no matter how much air it gets.
If you remove the chrome tube from the plastic knuckle base, then using a long screwdriver or similar push baffle out from the bottom all will be revealed.
Replacements can be purchased from Busy Outdoors in Aberdeen for £3.95 plus £1.95 P&P. Black one is pre 2006 models (slide in legs), Blue one post 2006 models (hinged leg).
http://www.busyoutdoors.com/shop/outdoor-cooking/cadac-extras/cadac-eazi-chef-baffle/prod_389.html
When replacing, ensure the long part of the baffle stem goes to the top and the bottom of it is approx 5mm above the air holes. Insert the chrome stem back in the plastic knuckle also ensuring the airholes are clear above the gas nozzle in the knuckle, probably best to remove gas valve (4 screws - 2 mins) to ensure this is okay.
Assemble all back together with Cadac grill etc and voila sorted - happy Cadac - ing!

I found this out the hard way after months of taking the valve apart and putting it back together scratching my head and not being able to understand what the problem was as all looked okay. I even emailed Cadac direct several times but got no reply. In desperation, I put a screw driver down the chrome stem and pushed the baffle, found it moved and not even knowing it comes out as it looks like part of the stem, I then found out it was made out of plastic and had all melted.
A metal one would be a better idea, but then I guess it is down to cost.

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    Geerhard Lode Jul 01, 2011

    Apply a collar of acrylic sealant around the support pipe where it mates with the underside of the socket in the blue burner pan after assembling the unit. Smear it off professionally.

    This deals with the issue 'false draft' around the venturi-nozzle system, which prevents the gas-hungry burner to **** up the correct amount of combustible mixture for maintaining a perfect flame.

    No wonder the venturi melts and the lightest amount of wind stops the flame and mountains of soot.

    This text assumes all other conditions OK'ed.

  • Geerhard Lode
    Geerhard Lode Jul 20, 2011

    Correction by Gerhard Lod:

    The words 'false draft' should be read as 'false draught' as commonly used in description of chimney problems.

  • Chris Cooper Jul 23, 2013

    Please note, we don't have any Baffles and haven't had any for the past 3/4 years. Regards, Busy Outdoors

  • Big Al X5 Aug 13, 2013

    These baffles can be obtained at Towler Staines in Bradfordhttp://www.towler-staines.co.uk/shop/cad...

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Please note, we don't have any Baffles and haven't had any for the past 3/4 years. Regards, Busy Outdoors

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  • Big Al X5 Aug 13, 2013

    These baffles for both new and old Cadac's can be obtained at Towler Staines in Bradfordhttp://www.towler-staines.co.uk/shop/cad...

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Sounds like it is getting to much air. Adjust your air flow on the ventura tube.

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