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My propane ank is full, but when I turn it on high, the flame is barely lit. When I change it from high to low and back to high, the flame level never changes.

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First disconnect tank. Hook back up and open very slowly. These new valves on tanks have a shut down if you open valve to fast, causing tank valve to think it is leaking, it slows down flow of propane. Always open tank valve slow when turning on grill. If this does not solve problem then regulator is going bad and need to be replaced.

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