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Bruner will not heat past 140 degrees, just bought a new tank

I just bought a new tank for my grill which has worked great until this tank. I have only had the grill for about 2 yrs. I have tried to re-seat the tank and still have had no luck on getting the grill back to it's origianl working condition.

Pls help!!

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I just got done having the same problem. Disconnect the tank. Let the hose hang there for 5 or more minutes to drain any gas. Reattach the hose to the tank. Turn the knob on top of the tank SLOWLY 1/4 of a turn. Light the first burner on the left. Turn the knob on top of the tank another 1/4 turn. Light the rest of the burners from left to right. Don't open the tank valve any more than 1/2 turn altogether. When you changed tanks and hooked up the hose, the regulator in the hose cut back on the flow when the new blast of gas came through. (Its a safety feature.) So draining out the gas from the hose to reset the regulator and turning on the gas SLOWLY should give you good pressure.

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