I purchased a new regulator assembly part that connects to the venturi tube for my George Foreman GP324SS but it doesn't tighten up, it cont. to turn. (Is this the way it should be?) Also where it connects to the Venturi tube there is a hole that is made there and i would like to know if theres a part (tube) that should go there.
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You got part of the solution correct. The 5 minute part, but you skipped a couple of steps.
Turn the gas tank valve OFF. Disconnect the hose from the tank. Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the hose to the tank. Open the tank valve VERY, VERY, Slowly (Slow motion, slow). Once the valve is fully open, turn the burner ON and push the ignitor button. When the burner lights, turn it to it's highest setting. If you have 2-burners, light the second the same way you did the first one. Do all the flame heights look correct? If so, you solved the problem.
If the above didn't solve the problem. you will need to replace the grill's hose/regulator assembly. As the OPD Valve in the gas tank, permanently locked up the regulator. Since your is a brand new grill with warranty that's enforce, contact the manufacturer for a replacement. Have you proof of Purchase handy, when you call them.
Hope this helped you solve the problem. Happy Grilling!!
Can you see the smoke coming from the tip of the flame itself? Did you not have this problem before you replaced the burners? If yes to both, then the problem is with the venturi tube of the burner not providing enough air. The venturi tube is the part of the tube where the gas jet from the valve first enters it. There are some holes that control the air/gas mix by their configuration and size. Perhaps you have the wrong model replacement burner. The orifice (very small hole) out of which the gas shoots into the venturi, and the venturi tube itself are both designed slightly differently for use with Propane (bottled) or Natural (piped) gas. Perhaps your new burner has an adjustable venturi to allow more air. If so, remove the rocks so that you can see the flame and adjust by trial and error.
The new gas grills have a safety device built into the gas hose that can cause this problem until you get familiar with it. The flame on a gas grill should be blue. If you have a yellow flame it could be caused by a couple of different problems. First of all the burner might be worn out. If you have an older grill then you should inspect the burner to make sure that there are no cracks or holes and that all the burner holes are the same size.
If you have a newer grill or burner, or your burner appears to be fine then the problem might be with the regulator. The regulator is a round metal object near the connector to your gas supply. Sometimes regulators get stuck. This can reduce the gas flow, make a yellow flame and keep your grill from getting hot. To solve a stuck regulator, turn off the fuel supply to your grill. Disconnect the main connector and open the grills control value. This will eliminate any pressure on the regulator. Sometimes this will reset the regulator, but sometimes they stay stuck. Take a small hard object like the handle of a screwdriver and give the regulator a gentle tap.
Now you can reconnect everything and see how your grill works now. If you still have a yellow flame your propane tank might be low, the regulator may need replacing or you could have a blockage in the venturi tubes. So check your fuel level by pouring hot, not boiling water down the side of the tank. Feel along the side where you poured the water. The propane level is where the tank feels cold. If you have plenty of fuel, locate the venturi tubes. The venturi tubes are located along fuel lines right behind the control valves. These allow air to mix with the fuel before reaching the burners so they have a small open space. If that space is blocked it will restrict the fuel flow to the burner. Make sure it is clear of obstruction.
If you have done all this and still have a yellow flame you may need to look at replacing
The problem may be in your regulator. About five years ago the feds required all grill regulators to have safety features which now often cause the problem you are having.
Make sure your regulator is right side up for starters Then check the venturri tubes to be sure some spider hasnt nested in there. Make sure it is clear.
Here is some additioinal info u may need to read:
Fuel Hose and Regulator: The output of a propane tank is much greater than you need for grilling so the regulator controls the amount of fuel that can flow to your grill. The regulator attaches to the tank by a flexible hose with an O-ring to create an airtight seal. Regulators are preset by the manufacturer and should not be adjusted by you. If you look at your regulator you will notice a small vent hole in the center. Common problems here are clogged vent holes, which can cause irregular fuel flow and can lead to trouble. Usually you can clear it by tapping or blowing into the vent. Other problems are fuel leakage caused by a worn or damaged hose or O-ring. To determine if there is leaking mix dish soap and water in equal parts and coat everything from the tank to the venturi tubes. The tank needs to be connected and on but the control valves off. If you find a leak replace that part.
Control Valves: The controls do just that, control the flow of fuel to the burner. Some grills have one control valve and others have several. The valve consists of several components that are specifically designed on a number of factors. You cannot repair a bad control valve and if need be you should replace the whole unit. Before you do, however remove the control valve from your grill and inspect it. Like other parts of your grill, insects love to climb in here and make their homes. At the heart of this is the orifice. The orifice controls the flow of fuel and can become clogged. If it is use a thin wire to clean out. Make sure you put it all back together the way you found it. Without the orifice you cannot control the amount of gas flowing to the burner and run the risk of explosion.
Venturi Tubes: The venturi tubes connect the control valve to the burner(s) and mix the fuel with air to provide flame. To mix the air into the fuel there is an open gap in the fuel line here that can easily become obstructed. Insects, especially spiders, love this space and given half a chance will move in as quickly as possible. The best solution for this is to wrap the venturi tubes with an aluminum screen that will not block the airflow but will keep the critters out. Another common problem here is a misalignment of the venturi tubes with the burner. Typically the venturi tubes are simply placed in the fuel line and can get knocked out of place. The venturi tubes typically have adjustable shutters. You may need to adjust these to regulate fuel flow.
Upon reading some of the other solutions they gave a phone number to call for replacement part 800-233-9054. We too need a new plate for ours has burned and broken in spots. Hope we both have luck getting a new part. We love our grill. We live in a condo that won't let us have a regular size gas grill, so this fits the bill.