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The regulator and hose from tank to grill have frost/ice buildup - is this a sign of a leak ?

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No, if it were leaking you would smell the strong odor of the gas. The gas is pressurized in the tank, when you open the regulator and light the grill, it is normal for the regulator to become very cold and therefore frost buildup. Cheers!

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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Test the propane tank valve for leaks:
  1. Turn the grill control knobs on the front (and, on some models, the side) of the barbecue to the off position.
  2. Turn the propane tank valve fully counterclockwise to close it.
  3. Mix a test solution of equal parts of dishwashing liquid and water in a small container.
  4. To test for leaks, apply the test solution liberally to the connection between the regulator fitting and the tank valve using a small paint brush. Apply the test solution to the valve handle and threads, the length of the hose, and the connection between the hose and the regulator. If bubbles appear at any point, there is a gas leak.
  5. Tighten the connections and retest.
  6. If you still see bubbles at any of the tested connections, close the tank valve and replace the leaking component.
Test the hose fittings for leaks:
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  2. Turn the control knob to high and test the hose and fittings leading from the control knob to the grill. Turn the right control knob to off. Repeat the process for the other control knobs.
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turn off gas at tank remove hose let it deforst , open all burners on bbq run out gas in line , turn off burners, reconnect tank turn on slow , check hose for leaks with washing up liqued and water mix make bubbles with this mix and brush over joints this will prove if you have a gas leak (hence the frosting ) if this is good no leak then you should be able to light burners , if this leaks then it could be a new hose.

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Lisa, when you conducted the soapy water test, how long did you leave the soapy water on each fitting, before you determined there were no leaks? Sometimes, it can take 5 minutes or more for a leak to show up. You should also soap text the tank valve itself.

If no burners were ON when you tested for leaks (and apparently didn't find any), the problem still lies in the Hose/Regulator assembly connections or the tank valve, When you test the tank valve, do it after the valve has been opened very, very slowly (Slow motion, slow).

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You need to replace the grills Hose/Regulator Assembly. You can purchase one at any home center or hardware store that sells gas grills and accessories. They run about $30.00. Take your old one with you for comparison purposes.

To avoid this happening in the future. Whenever, you turn the tank valve OFF and it comes time to turn it back ON, turn it ON VERY, VERY SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow). Doing it that way, won't lockup or blow the gas line regulator. It wasn't your fault, John (unless you didn't read the Owner's Manual). The new OPD tank valves, will shoot to high a pressure sometimes and either lockup the regulator or cause a small leak, like it did with yours. That's where the frost was coming from.

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You need to stop using the grill, until you replace the hose/regulator. Disconnect the hose from the tank after turning the tank off. Disconnect the hose/regulator from the grill and take it with you to Lowe's or Home Depot. They sell generic hose/regulator combination in various lengths and sizes. Match yours up to one you need. A little longer one is ok. After you install the new one, check it for leaks with soapy water, before trying to use the grill.

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First, check the hose fittings for tightness / leaks. If you still have same problem, the following is most likely your quick fix.

If your regulator is / was good, then you would most likely have a leak in a line or fitting - and the regulator has properly restricted or stopped gas flow as it's designed to do for obvious safety.

However a very common leak is the main plastic tank coupling which renders the whole regulator and hose assembly useless.

Quick fix, go to Wal-Mart and buy a $20 replacement regulator which comes pre-fitted with hoses and couplings. Get the dual or single hose depending on whether you have a side-burner or not.

Voila! You're good to go a few more years.

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In most cases this is not a problem. If the burners are shut off and you still get this and it doesn't disapate in a few hours there is probably a leak you need have a professional look for.

Under normal conditions the overpressure valve on the bottle will go off if the bottle is overfilled. This almost never happens anymore. Dealers are overcautious.

What does cause this is high humidity and the JT affect. Your bottle if full and in the summer is at 150 psig plus. Your burners operate at inch ounces (read very very low pressure). Dropping pressure through your regulator causes serious cooling. This is how you process many gases into refined gases these days. Letting air out of a tire does the same thing. If the humidity is high you will get frost on the hoses and other areas the cool gas passes through.

By taking this to some dealer and having him drain it you are getting screwed and wasting money. They also vent the excess gas to atmosphere which may be illegal and is definitely pollutting.

I work in the propane biz.

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