Charmglow grill, cannot get gas flow to multiple burners
Charmglow grill: 3 burners plus side burner. I Have replaced burner tubes once after rusting away. Things worked fine. Two years later the burner tubes appear to still be in fairly good shape.Not geat, but no blow torching effect. However, over the last few months I can no longer use all burners. Problems began where two burners would work, but when turning on the third, all burners would go to minimum. Now I can only use one burner above minimum. Upon turning on the second burner both go to minimum and will not build temperature. I have replaced the tank, no difference. I wonder if I have a regulator problem, but I do not know how to test for it.
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to solve this problem, turn
the tank valve OFF and disconnect the hose from the tank. Wait 5
minutes and reconnect the hose to the tank. Turn the tank valve on VERY,
VERY SLOWLY (slow motion, slow). Once the tank valve is fully open,
light the burner farthest from the tank and turn it to it's highest
setting. Does the flame height now appear to be normal. If so, light the
remaining burner(s) the same way. If everything has returned to normal,
you've solved the problem. If it hasn't, then more thank likely your
Propane Tank is empty or the regulator/hose assembly may need replacing. If so, you can purchase one at any home center or hardware store that sells gas grills and accessories. Juts tank your old one with you for comparison purposes.
You might have the spider syndrome. A strange but common problem is that small spiders build a tiny web that blocks the gas from flowing . They find the small hole "called the orifice" that allows that gas to flow from the end of the gas hose/tube and then enter the burner. Remove the burner and look into the orifce hole; you may see a white cotten-like blockage of the orifice hole, or sometimes the web will be buily in the end of the burner tube. Either way, this is the most likely problem.. I am assuming that the burner is not old and rusting away so that the gas is not being controlled throught the burner because the burner has rust holes in it.
Replacing Burners on Charmglow 720-0036-HD-05.
1. Disconnect the gas line to the "side burner".
2. Remove the two "side shelves", each of which is held on by 4 large phillips screws.
3. Remove the "control panel" that is held on by two smaller phillips screws at each side of the "control panel".
4. Remove the "front baffle" located directly behind the "control panel that is held on by 4 phillips screws.
5. Lift off the "cooking grills" and the "flame tamers" (the plates over the burners) so that you can see the burners.
6. Now you can slide each of the burners forward and then left them out of the grill.
Replace everything in the reverse order.
How rusted are the burners? It is possible there is rusted metal blocking the gas ports. I don't have enough information from you regarding the problem...do you hear the gas flowing when you turn the burner open and the gas bottle is open?
Go to your user's manual, there should be an illustrated parts list. From there you can order new burners...you can also do this at Char-Broil's website.
Burner replacement is easy: take the grills out, then remove the flame tamers (the tent looking thing that sits over the burner to prevent flame-ups), the burners are screwed in to the grill at the back, remove the screws then grab the burner, pull towards the back of the grill and then up...this will disengage it from the gas valve in the front of the grill. Putting in a new one is the exact revers of this procedure...just make sure when you put the new ones in you make sure the burner's gas intake is connected to the valve at the front of the grill. Once done, you should be good to go.