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Noise / vibration from gas regulator

Several times, not always, after lighting the grill, the regulator begins to vibrate and make a loud humming noise. I'm concerned that its unsafe. Other times, it works normally. Actually don't know the model so selected a "valid" option. Its a small two-burner grill similar to the current Spirit model but a year older. Suggestions?

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  • QuixtarJ Jun 15, 2008

    We're having the same problem and are not sure if its the regulator or something else, but its always there no matter what the temperture is. I did a thorough cleaning and its still there. Ocasionially it will not be there upon startup but then the flame stays on very low and wont increase. Thanks for any help.

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This is on the Weber site, under support. I have been experiencing the same problem and have not used it because of it.

Humming or whistling from the regulator: Outside temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and the gas level within the tank may cause the rubber diaphragm inside the regulator to vibrate, making a humming or whistling sound. Although this sound may be alarming, this is NOT dangerous as long as it is not accompanied by the smell of gas. If the humming sound persists, a change in atmospheric conditions will eventually stop the vibration.

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