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Gas grill will not light properly after you change gas bottles

Every time I change gas bottkes in my grill the burners don't all light. Have tried prugging the system by letting one or two burners burn for a period of time, but when I turn on all the burners the system dies

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Hello,
This is a common problem. Try turning off the propane tank valve and disconnecting it. Then reconnect it and very slowly turn the tank valve back on. Make sure the grill burner gas valves are all off before you do this. When you turn on each burner, do it slowly and one-at-a-time. Hopefully this will solve your problem. If not, there could be other issues that we can discuss in detail, if needed. Douglas

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  • mm1582 Sep 18, 2010

    I am having the same problem. I have purchased a new regulator and get the same fading issue when I turn on multiple burners. The Tanks are full, and all burner control knobs function properly (I have soap checked them). It seems like something is shutting the flow down as the other burners are turned on. PLEASE HELP!

  • Douglas Jensen Sep 19, 2010

    Most likely, you are simply turning the gas tank valve on too fast. The regulator/hose set up you have contains a built-in excess flow valve that restricts the flow of gas when turned on too fast. Close the tank valve, disconnect the tank and reconnect. Then very slowly turn on the tank gas valve. In rare cases, the OPD (overfill prevention device) inside the gas tank gets stuck in the closed position, and does not allow you to get gas out of the tank. If this happens, it's just best to swap out the 20lb cylinder at the place you exchanged it at. Douglas

  • mm1582 Sep 20, 2010

    Doug,
    Thanks, I have tried this and unfortuantely the same problem. I also swapped a couple other tanks with the same results.

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