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I cant' get a flow of gas through the regulator. Full tank of gas, plenty of spark. I can usually hear the gas flow when opening one of the three valves up top to light. So there is definitely no flow. I tried the "turn on the tank and wait for one minute" theory to no avail. The problem has steadily gotten worse over the course of one-and-a-half years I've had the grill. Usually I can unhook the line from the tank and hook it back up that starts the flow again. Now, even that doesn't work. Please help... Rick

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Sorry, brother, your regulator is dead. You need to replace it. Lowe's/HomeDepot/Similar sell replacements, Not hard to swap out, Low cost.

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I have replaced several hoses for friends and myself, that connect regulator to grill. Mostly grills that has drawer that holds tank that pulls out to replace tank. The movement opening and shutting drawer collapses hose inside. I had a hose made that is longer and more flexible. It has totally cured low flame and no flame.
I'm not saying that your regulator is not bad, this is just something else that can go bad.

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