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Weber Q flame burns very low or not at all

My Q also 'burned dry'. Have filled up the tank, connected and reconnected the hose,done all the tricks about slooowwly turning on the tank, etc. I got it to light once but flames were very low and it burned out. Now I can barely get it to hiss and it won't stay lit. How can I tell if it is the regulator, clogged burner tube or neither?

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  • tjstanley Sep 25, 2009

    Thanks. I should have memtioned that I DO have the propane people check/reset that each time just in case.

    I have now been able to get the burner to light tho it is still not smooth and even. I had to let the tank sit open for a bit, then close, then reconnect, then open the grill valve, then open the tank slowly again and I was able to coax enough gas to get it lit. I had to go around the tube with a lighter and 'encourage' the various spots to lite up.

    Are there other safeties in the system (hose, regulator, other) that can be affected by pressure or that cold rush of expanding gas? Also, how do you clean the tube other than blow out? It sure looks like some of the holes are more open than others.

    Thanks and I hope this helps others...

  • petrvand May 11, 2010

    Do you have a five gallon propane tank? If you do, and you once turned it on too fast, it actuated the safety valve located inside the exit nozzle. Go to a propane dealer and ask him to reset the safety. Most dealers have a device that punches the safety back in place. Until it is reset, opening the valve "slowly" won't work.

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I’d try cleaning the burner tubes. Use your brush front to back, not side to side, as this only transfers the grease from one slit to the other. If it’s been a while since you cleaned them, you might try Weber customer service. They sent me a new tube set, free of charge - this was several years ago. I’ve since given that Q away, moved to Florida and bought another Q. Love it.

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By what you have done it points to the reg .

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Adjust the screw hidden under a sticker on the adjustment knob. That will increase the flow.

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Remove the burner and check the flexible tubes for kinks or blockages. The flexible tubes usually just slip over the backs of the valves. Spiders love to get in there and block them. Also check that the holes in the burners are not clogged. Be careful when reseating the flexible tubes to be sure that they are properly seated on the back of the valves. Failure to properly seat the flexible tubes can cause leakage there, and the gas can ignite at the back of the valves and not reach the burner. Be certain that the replacement burner is designed to use with your grill and the flexible tubes mate properly with the back of the valves.

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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.

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