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Find a local business that sells Weber grills or try the place you bought it from, and see if they have replacement parts. One thing you can try before doing that is this: Some hoses have an excess flow built-in to the hose end. If you open the valve too fast it checks it so no gas comes out. Close the valve again, wait a minute and then open it very slowly and see if that makes a difference.
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yes get a rag wipe off all the fuel . blow dry all inculding the muffler and spark plug make sure your getting spark if you are spray a small shot in the spark plug hole of starting fluid tighten plug if it fires drain fuel tank remove intank filter put in fresh fuel i get some Sea Foam you can get it a walmart or autozone meijers it made for 2 cyle and 4 cyle engines pour sone about 1/4 cup in the emptyas tank try to prime and see if starts if so put in 1/2 cup of sea faom in 1 gal of new fuel and oil get a new gas tank filter there about $5 check wlamart replace when brush cutter gets running find a way to secure it remove the blade or disengage it and make it run maybe almost full choke then less and less but after it runing take it out and run it good and make it work . ( I winterize my lawn equipt with 5gals of 89 octane full i can of 104 octane booster and 2 cups of charcoal lighter fluid ( it kenosee and the fuel would break down or put 1/4 cup in a empty mower start it for 1 minute and leave it you put in fresh gas next summer it has the charcoal or sea foam as a carb cleaner for the season . i put sea foam or lighter fliud in my fuel all yr as ethonel breaks down in 25days
Did it come with any sort of manual? That is probably the best way to start. If you haven't done it yet, hook up the propane tank to the hoses on the grill. I would say that the rack under the grill is for storing the propane tank and bags of charcoal or wood. Of course, the knobs are for turning the gas on and off. In between the left most knob and the one to it's right, there is an ignition switch type button, you press it when you have the gas turned on and with a lighter, you ignite the propane. Do NOT turn the gas all the way up before it is lit though, that is a sure way to burn some hair off or actually do some serious harm to yourself. In the charcoal section, you put maybe three inches of charcoal in the bottom of the cylinder. Use some paper or dry pine straw as extra fuel to get the charcoal started. Put a bit of lighter fluid on the charcoal then drop a match on it. I'm not too familiar with fire boxes, but from what I see, you need to use wood in the bottom of it. I can't see under the fire box, but you probably can dump the ashes out after you're finished with it. Start a fire with the wood and cook your food. If I may add a suggestion about cooking with wood, don't use nasty old rotten wood to do it. Cut some good smelling wood and let it sit for a while before you burn it. It will imbue the food with a good smell and taste. Other than that, it is up to you to learn to use your new grill. Good Luck.
Sally, the problem is the charcoal vent system. A new one will cost about $150.00 but......... the total fix will require the cleaning of the vent valve on the gas tank. You will find small pieces of the charcoal (pellet size) in the valve. You must look close to see them. Think pencil lead size. Remove them and exercise the valve some. The valve is a push in and out type. I don't understand the reason the charcoal pellets make their way to the vent valve at the tank but they do because I found them in mine. They must travel out of the canister and up and over a dry loop in the vent line to get to the vent valve at the gas tank. This would take some vacuum to cause the pellets to travel. It also requires the poor construction of the factory instaledl canister vent outlet because there is a filter at the canister that is supposed to contain the pellets. This will verify you have gotten all the charcoal pellets out. The charcoal canister (located up under the fender is easy to replace). You can make a cheep fix by installing some scaring pad material in the vent connection line at the canister but that doesn't address the charcoal being plugged. This will keep the charcoal pellets in the canister. You will have to drop the gas tank partially to remove and clean the vent valve. Keep in mind you are working on a gas system that is very dangerous. i.e. it doesn't like spark's. Only begin this job with a tank that is all but empty. You can find diagrams of the vent system on the internet. So you can identify the parts I have referred to here. I have done this work. It is not easy. It is an under the car and also through the car trunk operation. You will have to remove the gas pump via the trunk from the gas tank. Remember about the spark issue when you do this part of the job. This problem is very common with Hyundai's and several other cars. It is because the manufacture has reduced the gas fill piping to roughly a 3/4" pipe and installed a government requied venting system that you have this problem. You will see that at the tank the opening is as fill lines used to be about 2" and at the gas nozzle area also about 2'" but the rest of the line is no larger in diameter than the gas pump nozzle. That is not to place the blame all on the car manufacture. You see it is always the government that is behind our frustrations in life. The EPA has told the car companies that the gas vapors we used to smell when the car was being fueled are no longer aloud. So the need for the charcoal vent system to capture the vapors of the gas as fueling is being done. Some car people have said that if you never overfill your tank these fueling problems never happen. i.e. the charcoal in the canister never gets wet with liquid gas only vapors. Note the warning stickers and owners manual cautions to stop the filling process when the gas nozzle clicks off the first time. Sally you will know if you have not followed this advise and fueled your car clicking the nozzle several times after the first nozzle stop. That is the way we used to fuel the cars in the good old days. However, I do almost all of the gassing of my car and I had the problem. So I say the car manufacture is responsible for the issue with poor designs in the system. Lastly I can't stress enough the importance of not doing this job as a back yard mechanic operation because of the volatility of the gas. It can and will blow up if not handled correctly. Good luck!!!!
Make sure the ignitor is sparking. sometimes they fail or spark in the wrong place. If no gas is flowing, try shutting off the tank and waiting about 15 seconds, then open the tank back up. Some models have a flow restrictor that shuts off the gas, you will hear a slight ping or click as this resets.
SOUND LIKE FUEL PUMP GOING BAD.BUT CHECK THE EVAP CHARCOAL CANISTER FILTER IF GAS SOAKED REPLACE IT REPLACE GAS CAP MAKE SURE GAS CAP IS THE PRESSURE VACUUM TYPE.ALSO CHECK VACUUM PURGE VALVE VACUUM HOSE TO CARBURETOR AND CHECK VACUUM HOSE TO CHARCOAL CANISTER FOR BLOCKAGE RESTRICTION OR BROKEN AND MISSING.
The problem is high sulfur content fuel will cause a problem with the fuel level sending unit, and cause it to read incorrectly.
The 2 times I had this happen, I was not at my normal brand fuel ( had it happen with Shell fuel both times ).
I fueled at 1/2 tank with my normal brand, and then after another 1/2 tank fueled again, and the problem went away.
If you want, the TSB lists new revision fuel level senders, that you can drop the fuel tank, and replace your exiting one with to cure the problem.
The correct P/N depends on your truck cab & bed config, and options
PART NUMBER PART NAME 8L3Z-9A213-E Kit - Fuel Sender 2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-26 Gal Tank - 126/132 WB 8L3Z-9A213-F Kit - Fuel Sender 2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-30 Gal Tank - 139 WB 8L3Z-9A213-G Kit - Fuel Sender 2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163 WB 8L3Z-9A213-H Kit - Fuel Sender 2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163 WB 8L3Z-9A213-A Kit - Fuel Sender 2004 through 2008 - Gas-26 Gal Tank - 126/132 WB 8L3Z-9A213-B Kit - Fuel Sender 2004 through 2008 - Gas-30 Gal Tank - 139 WB 8L3Z-9A213-C Kit - Fuel Sender 2004 through 2008 - Gas-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163 WB 8L3Z-9A213-D Kit - Fuel Sender 2004 through 2008 - Gas-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163WB
There is a TSB on high sulfur fuel usage, and how it impacts the fuel level resistance. If you change fuel, it might start working again. The TSB is : ERRATIC FUEL GAUGE OPERATION TSB 08-2-9
Publication Date: January 22, 2008 FORD: 2004-2008 F-150 LINCOLN: 2006-2008 Mark LT
ISSUE: Some 2004-2008 F-150 and 2006-2008 Mark LT vehicles, built before 12/3/2007, may exhibit erratic fuel gauge operation or illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0460 or P0463, and/or Instrument Cluster Module DTC B1201. This may be caused by sulfur contamination in the fuel causing an open or high resistance in the fuel level sender.
ACTION: Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
Install a new fuel level sender following the service procedure instruction sheet provided in the fuel sender kit.
PART NUMBER PART NAME 8L3Z-9A213-E Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-26 Gal Tank - 126/132" WB ) 8L3Z-9A213-F Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-30 Gal Tank - 139" WB) 8L3Z-9A213-G Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB 8L3Z-9A213-H Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB 8L3Z-9A213-A Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-26 Gal Tank - 126/132" WB 8L3Z-9A213-B Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-30 Gal Tank - 139" WB 8L3Z-9A213-C Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB 8L3Z-9A213-D Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163"WB
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME 080209A 2004-2008 F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT: Install New Fuel Level Sender, Includes Time To Remove And Install Fuel Tank (Do Not Use With 9002A, 9002A4, 9002A6) 1.9 Hrs.
DEALER CODING BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE 9A299 42
After change fuel pumps per diagnostics still had problem with starting after fueling. Researched on-line and kept seeing purge control valve as solution. Mechanic didn't think it would do anything but filled up three times now and so far so good. part was $49 and he was nice enough not to charge for labor