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Can't open valve on gas grill propane tank

This is the second time this has happened. The last time it happened, the tank was almost empty. We tried every kind of tool to turn it, but no luck. We just replaced the tank, and it worked when we first hooked it up. The second time we went to use the grill, the valve wouldn't turn, as if it had been turned too tightly. I'm a girl with not much man power, so I don't think that it's been turned off too tightly. Can you help??

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I think she is talking about not being able to turn the valve on the propane tank...like its frozen. And it just happened to me as we'll.

Posted on Jul 08, 2013

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SOURCE: Genesis Silver B Grill: grill won't heat past 350 or so. put a new regulat...

An odd thing with many propane gas grills is how the regulator functions. If the tank is opened too fast the regulator over-adjusts and delivers no gas. Try this: Turn tank off and open all burner controls. This should clear the line of any gas. Close burner controls and open tank very slow. Now lite and temp should go up.

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try opening the tank very slowly. if you open it too quickly the overfill protection devise in the tank will restrict the gas flow to the burners. hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Very little gas getting to burners

when you first turn tank on let it sit3-4 minutes to let the regulator adjust it's self befor you open a valve

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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