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I gave my Weber Q a clean, using a BBQ spray cleaner. Since then the flames are yellow and not blue as before and the heat is insufficient to cook , and the flames go out when the lid is closed. Any suggestion to resolve the problem? Regards Rod

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Hello,
Either the cleaner you used is partially clogging the burner holes or you inadvertently moved the air adjustment and are starving it from getting the air it needs to burn properly. Douglas

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wear faceshield/googles to protect your eyes and gloves to protect your hands while you do that! and better you do not wear your sunday best either... oven cleaner is strongly caustic and can burn holes in the fabric and bleach it.

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