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  • monica6 Apr 20, 2008

    my grill seems to be not getting gas even though tank is fullonly one burner tryng to light but not staying on.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Jenn-Air Grill won't work with all four burners on. I turn on three burners but when I turn the fourth on the others turn off or when I turn on the side burner I can only use two of the inside burners.

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    grill will not light got gas,spark.will not light

  • mitch2008 Oct 21, 2008

    grill won't light...hooked up new gas and still won't light. We don't even smell the gas...it's like the gas isn't getting through. Problem with regulator??

  • dc830 Nov 29, 2008

    Works with 14 oz tank, doesn't work with 20 lb tank. Will not stay lit. Weber tech support is replacing the regulator....

  • booker04 Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem the grill will not light and no sign or smell of gas flowing.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

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I have a baby Weber grille. It can take a propane canister and/or use a regular size propane tank with the proper hose. In either case it doesn't appear that propane is getting through to the burner and as a result it won't light.

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The problem you're having is a result of the gas tank & the grill's gas regulator. However, in most cases, it's solvable if you do the following.

1. Turn the gas tank valve OFF & disconnect the hose from the tank.

2. Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the hose to the tank.

3. Open the tank valve VERY, VERY SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow) .

4. Once the valve is full open, light the burner farthest from the tank first and set it on HIGH.
Does the fame height look correct? If so, light the remaining burners the exact same way.
Did all the burners light and the flame heights look correct? Is so, you solved the problem.
Remember to always open the tank valve Very, Very Slowly.

If the above did not solve the problem, you will need to replace the Hose/Regulator Assembly. It runs about $30.00 at hardware stores or home centers that sell grills & grill accessories. Take you old one with you for comparison purposes.

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Whenever, you open the tank valve, do it VERY, VERY, SLOWLY (Slow Motion, slow), until it is fully open. Then light the burners.

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1. Turn the tank valve OFF and disconnect the hose from the tank.
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If the above didn't solve the problem, the Hose/regulator Assembly needs to be replaced. What happened was this, when you turned the tank upside to "burp" the tank. The OPD Valve shot a hot load of gas to the regulator, when you opened it, as you normally would and permanently locked up the grill's regulator. That "burping" trick used to work with the old style tanks. Won't work with the new ones. You can get a new hose/regulator assembly at any home center or hardware store, that sells grills and accessories. They run about $30.00. Take your old one with you for comparison purposes. Once you install the new one and connect it to the tank. Open the Valve Very, Very Slowly, until it is fully open. Or you may have the same problem again.

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