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Sears elite gas grill does not get very hot. flames too low even on highest setting.

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Replace the Regulator- its the hose that connects to tank

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I have a brinkmann 4 burner. The cross over at the back of the burners has it's own flame. The back of the grill, even at the lowest setting is still very hot. Flames come up between the plates. On...


Sounds like a gas regulator problem. But, somewhat unusual, as most people complain of low flames. In any event, you will need to replace the Hose/Regulator Assembly. They run about $30.00 and can be found at any hardware store or home center, that sell gas grills and accessories.

As a safety measure, after turning off the gas tank, check each burner for blowout or rust through..

I hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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Recently replaced all 5 burner tubes and now when I light the grill it doesn't get hot enough - stays around 250 degrees.


Gerald, when you turned the gas tank valve back On, after replacing the burner, the OPD Valve in the grill tank partially locked up the grills gas regulator. To solve this problem, follow the steps below:

1. Turn the gas valve OFF and disconnect the hose from the tank. Wait 5 minutes.

2. Reconnect the hose to the tank and open the tank valve VERY, VERY, SLOWLY (Slow motion,
slow).

3. Once the valve is fully open, light the burner farthest from the grill first and turn it to HIGH. Does
the flame height look correct for the highest setting? If so, light the remaining burners the same
way. Now, to all the flame heights look normal for the highest setting. if so, you solved the
problem.

4. Close the hood/lid of the grill and allow it to preheat for at least 15 minutes. The temperature
reading (if your grill thermometer is correct) should between 400 & 450 degrees F, depending on
outside air temperature. Which is hot enough to sear a steak.

If none of the above corrected the problem. You will need to replace the grill's Hose/Regulator Assembly, because the regulator is partially locked up. You can pickup one at any home center or hardware store that sell gas grills and accessories for about $30.00. Take your old one with you for comparison purposes.

Hope this helped you to troubleshot and solve the problem. Happy Grilling!!

Jun 20, 2011 | Ducane 30400042 (LP)

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Grill turns on but doesn't get hot enough to cook anything


Assuming it's a Propane Grill. More than likely, the grills regulator is partially locked up or the tank is low on gas..If you're confident that the tank has adequate gas, turn the tank valve OFF and disconnect the grill hose/regulator assembly from the tank. Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the hose to the tank. Open the tank valve VERY, VERY, SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow), until it's fully open. Then light the burner that's farthest from the tank, first and turn the flame to it's highest setting. Has the flame height returned to normal? If so, light the remaining burners the same way. Have all the flame heights returned to normal? If so, you solved the problem. Remember to always turn the tank valve ON Very, Very Slowly.

If that didn't solve the problem and you are still sure there's adequate gas in the tank ... You'll need to replace the grill's hose/regulator assembly. You can find one at any home center or hardware store that sells gas grills and accessories. Just make sure to take your old one with you for comparison purposes.

Hope this helped you solve the problem and Happy Grilling!!

May 03, 2011 | Jenn-Air Grilling

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Low flame. less than 1/4 inch high. Solution? Tried disconnecting/reconnecting hose to tank. Very little change in flame from low to high.


After you disconnect the hose from the tank, wait 5 minutes before reconnecting it. Then turn the tank valve ON VERY, VERY SLOWLY (slow motion, slow). Once the valve is fully open. Light the burner and turn it to it's highest setting. Did the flame height return to normal? I f so, problem solved. If it didn't remove and clean the burner and the venturi valve, Spiders like to build nest in them. If after all of this, the flame height still hasn't returned to normal and you're sure you have a good amount of gas in the tank. You'll need to replace the grill's hose/regulator assembly. You can find one at any home center or hardware store that sell gas grills and accessories. Take you old one with you for comparison purposes.

Hope this time, Your problem was solved. Happy Grilling!!

Apr 27, 2011 | Weber Baby Q Grill

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Weak flames - no pressure


make sure valve is open on the tank all the way

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My kenmore elite gas grill will light, then quickly go out.


check for leak if it is propane if no leak most likely regulator and hose

Aug 10, 2009 | Grilling

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Flames only come out very low on both sides


disconnect tank, hook tank back up, then open valve slowly. When opened to fast it thinks valve is leaking and shuts down.

Jun 11, 2009 | Char-Broil CharBroil Master Flame Gas...

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Grill with a full tank of gas will not get hot


Low flame, low temperature, yellow flame: This has become the biggest problem with many grills these days and it's almost always because of the regulator (the funny UFO shaped thing on the gas hose). Regulators seem to be stickier these days and when they stick you don't get enough gas to generate a good grilling temperature. To get your regulator unstuck you need to release the pressure on it. Follow these steps exactly:
  1. Turn off the gas at the propane tank
  2. Disconnect the gas line from the tank
  3. Open the grill lid
  4. Turn all control valves to high
  5. Wait for about a minute
  6. Turn all control valves to off
  7. Reconnect the gas line to the tank
  8. SLOWLY turn on the gas at the tank
  9. Light the grill normally
  10. Your grill should now heat normally
To keep the regulator from sticking again make sure that you turn off the control valves first, then turn off the tank valve. Always open your tank valve slowly. If this doesn't work give it a second try. If you still have low flame then you probably have a faulty regulator that will need to be replaced.

May 24, 2009 | Char-Broil Patio Caddie 4654870 (LP) Grill

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