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Gasgrill I grilled recently and the right knob melted right off and flame came out where the knob was .Part of the front is burned. this Grill is only 2 years old. can I replace the knob only will this be safe?

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  • soine18 Jun 01, 2008

    Thanks for the tip i will do that

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No you need to replace the valve behind the knob as well most likely this is what caused the flame.

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