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Regulator Repeatedly Reduces The Gas Flow

I have a Char-Broil comercial 4-burner grill model 463268007 running on a 20lb propane tank. After operating correctly for a short time, the regulator reduces the gas flow to a level at which the grill will not stay above 250 degrees. It happens almost every time we use the grill. I'm on my second regulator from Char-Broil (both cause the problem). I've changed tanks. I've unhooked the regulator and let it reset. What's causing this?

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The new regulators will automatically shut down or reduce flow if the it senses that the flow is too high (as in a line leak or break). It can also be folled if you open the valve too quickly. There is a special plastic plug that can reset a tripped valve in the new tanks. (Mosquito Magnet supplies one with their product).

The other thing is that there is a recall going on at Char Broil of defective thermometers that are reading too low.

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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