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Gas grill lights but doesn't get very hot

We have a Kenmore gas grill. It lights fine, but doesn't get very hot. Any recommendations regarding fixing the problem.



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  • JMC0341 Apr 13, 2008

    My "Uniflame" grill lights fine, and when I set it to high, the flames increase appropriately. But, after maybe 5 seconds, the flames die down to a very low burn. All the holes in the tubes are lit and apparently unblocked. The grill is about 2 yrs old, at most, and has always been on the covered deck, never been in the rain and has spent its winters w/ a cover. As it is about 20 feet from the road, some dust might've gotten in, but nothing looks clogged.

  • petraco16 Jun 28, 2008

    same problem... the flames for the grill are low, but the burner on the right side is very high.

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    I had a similar problem over the 4th weekend, my grill would'nt get above 250 degrees. I tried to re light it several times with no luck and even changed the tank. Then while heating it up to clean, the flame came up unexpectidly sending the temp guage out of limits damaging the the grates and stainless steel. I suspect a regulator failure of some sort, not having much help from tech line or the Sears service center.

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I have a LPG Kenmore model 141.16324
    the main burner Lites ok but then it will like backfire.
    I check the the burner tube and the orifice and they are clean

    can I just the air flow to the burner tube... HELP


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I had this same problem especially when the tank on my 5 burner 2 year-old Kenmore was about half full. The solution above fixed it. I was used to opening the gas fully, turning one burner to high and clicking the button. If I would have read the front of the grill I would have seen that this was incorrect. I turned off the grill completely, unhooked the regulator and reconnected it. With one burner on high I began clicking the button BEFORE I turned on the gas. I slowly turned the gas on one quarter turn and it lit up full flame. I slowly turned the gas another quarter turn and lit the second burner. I slowly opened the gas all the way and lit the third and so on. That did the trick!

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    sheilaellis Apr 06, 2012

    gas tank or front burner (turning on slowly)?


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I have a Kenmore Duel Fuel, it is approx 1 year old barely used. I have alwys had problems lighing it,or when it is lit the flame is low and won't heat up.Sears came out to repair it, and Technician said to "shake the propane tank" It continued to be a problem and I stopped trying unil about 3 weeks ago, again I tried for 30 minutes, finally it was lit . Suddenly a large flame shot out from under the grill, and I call The fire dept, it burnt up pretty good, I called Sears repair again, they sent a repair person today, that wants to oder us a new fuel line? this was a 1,000.00 grill. two of the knobs are melted of and it is entirely scorched!

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

There's a good chance your LP tank isn't putting out enough propane because it thinks there's an overflow. In short, if you don't light the grill fast enough, Propane flows back to the tank and a safety feature limits further output. Shut the valve and disconnect the tank, press your ignition switch a few times, then reattach and follow the manufacturers directions for lighting the grill. This will probably fix it.

If not, check for leaks in the hose with soapy water and make sure you still have a full tank!

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