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Propane grill doesn't get hot enough, new propane grill, burners up all the way max. Temp 250 deg. The grill claims to have 36000 btu's but it can't be getting anywhere close to that.

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Contact the manufacturer they would be the only ones that could tell you what might be wrong .

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