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Burner goes out

The P3 has 2 burners. The right one goes on fine with the starter and stays lit as long as I don't try to turn the left one on. About as soon as I turn the left side on they both go to simmer and than sputter out. You can hear the propane gas flow slow or stop when the left side is turned on. I've cleaned the venturi tubes and burners. Same problem after cleaning as before. What could be causing this? Interestingly enough when the tank is full the problem goes away. It's only when the tank is maybe 1/2 to 3/4 full that the problem starts happening.

Could it be I need a new regulator?

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Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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The regulator has a hole in it. For gods sake be careful when you are playing around with it, because LPG is heavier than air, we had a leak in our cellar and the fire brigade actually carried it out in buckets! NO joke.They just sprayed a mist of dye over the gas and you could actually see it going down. The gas provider may have come and empty your gas bunker if you have one, or open it and let it dissipate in the open air. Even if you only have a cill on the step of 3", sweep it out like its water. Then change the regulator. Be careful, use pleanty of ptfe tape on the ouutlet side of the regulator to eliminate the risk of further leaks.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: My grill does not exceed 300 degrees

Bypass valve need reset. All grills made after 1996 have this valve.

  • Close the LP tank valve
  • Turn all burner control knobs to the OFF position
  • Open the grill lid
  • Turn the LP tank valve until it is completely open
  • Wait 90 seconds
  • Turn the front burner to the HI/Start position
  • Press the igniter until the burner is lit.
  • Turn remaining burners to High
  • Close the lid.
  • The grill should preheat to 500-550 degrees in 10-15 minutes
I called Weber and a rep walk me through it.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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Make sure you are using an adjustible high pressure regulator. Make sure there are no obstructions insde the burner tube or burner holes.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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If you didn't change the burner orifices to Natural Gas orifices, that's the problem. Even after those are changed (assuming you didn't) the grill will take a bit longer to preheat. As Propane burns cleaner and hotter than Natural Gas, in an outdoor environment.

Hope this helped answer and solve the problem for you.

Posted on May 02, 2011

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When you attached the side burner assembly to the grill frame, did you pull it forward before tightening the 4 bolts that hold it in place? If not this could account for part of the problem. The other would be how you routed the gas line hose from the 'Y' connector, to the side burner connection. If routed differently than what the assembly instructions indicate, you would come up short on the length.

In any event, your model grill has been discontinued by Brinkmann, but the warranty and some parts are still supported by the manufacturer. I'm assuming you just purchased this grill and are in the process of assembling it according to the Owners Manual. So, if you continue to have a problem contact Brinkmann's Customer Support Hotline 800-527-0717.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

Posted on May 14, 2011

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