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Re: Grill heats up slowly and never gets to top heat.
Hi Nancy and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.
After a BBQ has sat for a while there are things that need to be checked.
1. Remove the burner(s) and check for anything in the gas path area. Use a BBQ stick if necessary to remove any cobwebs.
2. While the burner(s) is/are removed check the burner orifices for any build up and wipe it clean with a dry cloth.
3. There is a possibility after 7 years that the regulator has started the corrosion process and the diaphram is sticking not allowing full pressure to the gas control valves. If you suspect an LPG reguator problem just replace it. After 7 years it is time anyway.
That should get your temps back to normal again. If not then you may have to disassemble the gas valves and clean them. Carb cleaner or engine degreaser works great on the greese build up. Engine degreaser however will discolor things if you do not rinse it off quite well right away. Same thing goes for oven cleaner.
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Try turning off the valve to the tank, then leave the knobs on the grill open for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the grill knobs, slowly, slowly open the valve on the tank. Relight the grill and see if it gets hot.
zonfish - if you're tuning the gas tank off at each use, as you should. The problem lies in your grill's gas regulator, but it also is not a big deal and is easily solved.
Whenever, you open the tank valve, do it VERY, VERY, SLOWLY (Slow Motion, slow), until it is fully open. Then light the burners.
What happens is this, LP Gas Grill Tanks are now equipped with an Overfill Protection Device ("OPD"). And often time, when you turn the valve on like you would normally do, the OPD Valve sends a hot load of gas to your grill's regulator and partially locks it up or locks up entirely. Therefore, the burners are not getting enough gas to heat the unit up to 500 degrees. Opening the valve very, very, slowly, overcomes this problem.
More than likely, it's the OPD valve on the LP G tank. When it won't heat up above 300 degrees is after the tank was turned OFF & then turned back ON? If that is the case, disconnect the gas line from the tank, wait 5 minutes, reconnect the hose to the tank and turn the tank valve On VERY, VERY SLOWLY. This will keep the tank valve from locking up the grill regulator and thereby, gas will get fully to each burner. If this doen't correct the problem the first time, repeat the above procedure.
When you sear meat all you are doing is cooking the outside at high temperature so a caramelized crust forms. To do this on a gas grill turn all of your burners on high, close the top and let the grill get very hot, I usually shoot for around 400 to 450 degrees. When you put the meat on the grill do it fast, directly over the heat source and close the top to keep the heat up. You'll have to experiment but usually about a minute and a half to two minutes per side is all it takes. You want the meat to be thoroughly browned on the outside. Now turn the heat down or off on one side if your grill is set up for that, flip the meat and cook it slowly on the side of the grill that's turned off or over indirect heat to your desired done-ness. This will depend totally on the thickness of your meat, again experiment. Another important step is to let the meat stand for five to ten minutes after taking it off the grill. This keeps all the juices from running out of the meat the first time you cut into it and ending up on your plate.
Check the excess flow safety device, which is part if the barbeque to cylinder connection, may have activated. To reset the excess flow safety device turn all burner control knobs and the cylinder valve off. Disconnect the regulator from the cylinder. Turn burner control knobs to high. Wait at least 1 minute . Turn burner control knobs OFF. Reconnect the regulator to the cylinder. turn cylinder valve slowly. I HAD THIS PROBLEM JUST LAST NIGHT AND FIXED IT RIGHT THEN.
Hi, If your electric oven is not heating then you probably have a bad heating element in your oven. This is not that hard to fix yourself... Check out this tip that I wrote about the Oven not heating problem..