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Even with a new tank of gas not enough gas is coming thru to cook food on the grill. what could be wrong?

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Get a new regulator...period

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What is the life expectancy of a gas grill pressure regulator?


I've been in the propane business 28 years and have found regulators from the 1950's still in use today. Regulator manufacturers tell us they should be replaced after 25 years. It should typically outlast the grill itself, which often require new burners, cooking grids, etc. The hissing sound can just be the flow of gas thru the regulator. If you smell gas however, then you should replace it. If it is affecting the pressure to the burners and not getting hot enough to cook properly, then replace it as well.

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Our food doesn't seem to be cooking properly.....it is taking a long time, and seems to kind of "simmer", rather than grill, even though the burners are both on and turned full on.


If this is a propane (LP) grill, try replacing the regulator and hose that goes to the tank. It sounds like the grill is not getting enough gas.

Jul 19, 2011 | Sunbeam Grill Series 540

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We just used the grill the other night went out to cook tonight will not ignite ....I can hear the gas so that is not it ...any suggestions? I am newby at all this but have been doing fine .....


Are you saying the ignitor won't light the burner(s), but you can hear gas going thru the burners?
If that's the case, try match lighting the burners. That's a good way to find out if you are really getting enough gas for combustion.

If after match lighting it, you find that burner flames remain low, even when they're turned to High. Here's what you need to do:

1. Turn the gas tank valve OFF.
2. Disconnect the hose from the tank and wait 5 minutes.
3. Reconnect the hose to the tank and open the tank valve VERY, VERY SLOWLY (Slow Motion,
slow).
4. Once the tank valve is fully open, try lighting the burner farthest away from the tank first and turn
it to High. Did the burner light and the flame height looks normal? If so, light the remaining
burner(s) the same way. Do all the flame heights look normal? If so, you solved the problem.

Remember to always turn the tank valve ON Very, Very Slowly.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Pleas let me know and Happy Grilling, Newby!!

Jun 15, 2011 | Char-Broil 7000 Quick Set Gas Grill

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I just got a new gas tank and the heat won't turn on


Do you hear gas coming from the grill when you open the valve? If all the valves are open and you don't hear anything coming out, you may have a bad gas tank. Take the tank back to the store and tell them there is something wrong with the valve and you want to exchange it for a new one. They should do this free of charge.

May 31, 2011 | Kenmore 774 sq. in. Cooking Area Gas Grill...

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Not enought gas power, cooks too slow...even with new tank.


Hi,
Your problem could be or probably is with the regulator...not enough gaspressure...

Propane, LP, or Natural Gas Regulator Problems
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Our weber grill (genesis) makes our food grey?? Any ideas why?


Do you clean the grill's flame tamers and the cooking grates regularly? If not the residue may be turning to ash and discoloring your food. Also, not grilling at a high enough temperature could cause discoloration of some meats. In addition, if the LP tank you're using hasn't been used in quite a while (sat full throughout the Winter months), the tank may have some sludge in it. In which case replace the tank.

Hope this helps your solve the problem.

Apr 05, 2011 | Weber Grilling

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My weber genesis silver starts up, but doesn't get hot enough to cook the food. Seems like not enough flame out of either front or back burners. I tried Outting in a full propane tank, but that didn't...


Try these steps in order.
  1. Turn off the gas at the propane tank
  2. Disconnect the gas line from the tank
  3. Open the grill lid
  4. Turn all control valves to high
  5. Wait for about a minute
  6. Turn all control valves to off
  7. Reconnect the gas line to the tank
  8. SLOWLY turn on the gas at the tank
  9. Light the grill normally
  10. Your grill should now heat normally

Sep 06, 2010 | Weber Genesis Silver B Grill

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Grill does not get hot. I have a fresh bottle of propane. Hose is not kinked. Grill is maybe 6 - 10 years old.


hi,
When a new or newly filled propane tank is attached to your gas grill, the OPD is usually at its maximum limit position above a tank filled to capacity. Propane may come through the valve too strongly due to the additional pressure of being full and the OPD displacement. The propane tank goes into check and limits gas flow when too much pressure hits the valve. Some grill manufacturers provide instructions for this in the users manuals but most people do not read the manual. Many grillers believe replacement parts are needed and burners, ignitors and regulators get replaced without reason. Depending on how efficient the grill is operating, some grills attached to a tank in check will not ignite and others will light but cannot reach cooking temperatures because the tank has limited the amount of propane released. Sometimes the food will be unable to exceed 200 degrees in temperature because the propane tank is in check.


Gas grill replacement parts are available and are sometimes necessary, low or no gas flow indicates a different typr of repair. Most grillers accept instructions and the problem is corrected in minutes -- but believe it or not I have had a few insist on purchasing replacement parts.
How do I fix grill?
To reset the check valve and get back to cooking on your gas barbecue grill, first
turn everything off. Turn off the grill, the rotisserie, the side burner and the LP gas cylinder tank. Once everything is turned off disconnect the propane tank from the gas grill regulator by unscrewing it or pulling the quick-release on older or retro-fitted propane cylinders. Now turn the grill on. I know, it is dis-connected from the gas tank but we want to ensure that the pressure in the gas lines or any gas in the burners is released. Leave all grill burners in the on position for 3 - 5 minutes before turning them off. Make sure. Most gas grill valves must be pushed in to turn them and if turning is attempted without pushing the knob, they will not turn to the "on" position. With the grill, et al turned off reconnect the propane tank and slowly turn the hand wheel to the open position.
Slowly. The trick here is to turn the hand wheel slowly. Propane in a new or very full tank will be under more pressure, especially with the OPD floating in position. The extra pressure will come through the tank valve stronger. Turn the gas tank slowly allowing small increments of propane to enter the grill.


Once this is complete, you should be able to turn the grill on high and ignite your gas grill burner. Your cooking heat should be back to normal and cooking times decreased. If the problem persists, try this process again to make sure you followed every step. The check valve exists to save your life if there is a leak in any of the gas fittings. Constant check valve issues could imply a gas leak and a visit from your local gas grill service technician may be necessary.
To find a leak, turn the grill valves to the off position and the gas tank valve to the full on position. This should pressurize the gas line. Spray soapy water on all the fittings and look for bubbles just like checking for the leak in a flat tire.
Do not attempt to correct a gas leak on your own. While a check valve error when your gas grill will not get hot or will not ignite is a user education error and an issue corrected by learning about your propane tank, a gas leak should be corrected by a licensed gas service technician. When you are grilling, turn the propane tank on first and then turn on your grill. When you are done cooking, turn the gas tank off first and then turn off the grill valves. The process releases the pressure in the gas grill hose and manifold which allows the gas tank to release pressure by filling these lines. Read the safety features of your gas grill, clean it when necessary and replace used and failing parts. Aside from that be safe, eat well and have fun.

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Jun 15, 2010 | Weber Genesis Silver B Grill

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It seems like the gas is not getting to the burners. The flame is barely there and cannot heat the grill enough to cook. We changed tanks even though it seemed much too early for another tank. The new...


Not a year old and u have documentation. DO NOT TOUCH ANY FURTHER. Call your Viking authorized servicer and they will fix it for free! If you have no documentation ex. bill of sale, install date, move in date etc., try unplugging the holes with a paper clip to let the gas flow. Did it work before? If not then check ur model # and make sure you have an LP unit and not a NG unit. Your orifices maybe the wrong ones. Anyways, you should call service since you are under the manufactures warranty.

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