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Cant get the burners to stay lite.

We thought it was the regulater, but we replaced it and the burners still wont light! Only one burner lights up, and when we turn the other ones on, they all turn off!

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  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    I am only able to light 2 at a time as soon as I try to light a third they all shut off and no gas is going anywhere.


  • reeveb Apr 19, 2008

    I have the EXACT same problem with my p3 ...really week gas/flame on one side and if you turn on botht eh flame is so weak they just blow out. I replaced the venturi tubes - cleaned the whole grill and had the gas station double check the propane tank. Everything checked out ok. I also tried the excercise of 'resetting the regulator' by taking the gas tank off and opening the burners to high whihc supposedly works. I am so frustrated.

    The only thing I haven't done is replace the regulator...but it sounds like you treid that.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    Have the same problem on a five-burner. Called Charbroil and their fix worked for one lighting of the grill (disconnect grill from gas for 3-5 minutes). Now the problem is back and their fix doesn't work any more. Sounds like a design problem of some sort...

  • kvh2kids May 31, 2008

    Uuggh...I've had the same problems as described here -on our 5-burner elite. Gas wouldn't stay lit, cleaned the entire thing, worked once, then wouldn't work, then it wouldn't light at all. I called barbeques galore and they said I could either get service for $85 (?/hour) and parts or suggested I buy a new regulator, which we just did today. NOW we can't access the bolt to change it on our 2yr old model (new ones are accessible from the rear) and it looks like from what I read here, this regulator isn't even the solution. :(

  • jennagray Jun 13, 2008

    Same problem, has anyone fixed this?

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    I have a jenn-air 5 burner grille and have the same problem. I can only light two burners at a time. right side or left side. when i try to light the 3rd burner the burners shut down. It does not seam to be clogged lines because one side works or the other side works.


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Here is a few Ideas:

Burners will not light:
1.Gas injector not inserted in venturi tubes
2.Clogged gas injector
3.Obstruction in gas line.
4.Spider webs in venturi tubes.
5.Misalignment of collector box and burner
6.Out of gas
7.Dead battery

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Spiders like to create little hidey webs in the tubes of propane grills and stoves.

Take it apart as much as you can and blow compressed air through all of the holes and apertures. You can either take it to the gas station and us the $.25 air machine or buy a can of compressed air at your computer store.

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I have a coleman backhouse side solution grill. this grill is 3 years old. it has 3 burners and a deep fry on the left side. I can not get the burners to stay lit. I have removed the burners and blown air through them. I think it may be the valve, but when going on the internet i can not find any replacement parts for this grill. any help would be appreciated. email thanks

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