We just bought our son, the uniflame 46,000 BTU 4-burner gas grill, and the first time he tried to use it tonight, he cannot adjust the flame. He has checked all of the connections, and assures us they are all ok. Any other suggestions?
This could be a regulator or manifold issue. If the unit has a side burner check to see if it is burning at a correct flame height. If it is then the regulator is not the problem there is an issue with the manifold. For further assistance please get the model number and call Uniflame at 1-800-732-1142 we are here 7 days a week to help.
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I think your culprit is the gas regulator valve...
If it is not working properly then it will not deliver the proper amount of gas to the burners.
Check all your burners to make sure they are not plugged...
The when you are outside away from Flames and ignition sources.
Remove the hose from the grill...open the gas to the grill (you have the hose off the grill) and listen to the flow of gas...if it is very low then there is your problem.
You can shut off the flow of gas, then tap the gas regulator on the sides, top and bottom lightly with a hammer and then turn back on the gas to see if the gas flow increased...if it did, then shut off the gas and rehook up the gas line to the grill..and your good to go grilling again.
Some gas regulators have an adjustment under the removable cap.
If the gas flow did not increase, the replace the gas regulator
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The problem may lie with the grill's regulator and the way the tank was turned ON.
To solve this problem, do the following:
1. Turn the gas tank valve OFF and 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 tank valve is fully open, light the burner farthest from the tank first and set the burner
control knob on HIGH. Does the flame height look correct for being set on HIGH? If so, light
the remaining burners the same way. Do all the burner flames look correct? If so, you solved
the problem. Remember, to always open the tank valve Very, Very Slowly.
If that didn't solve the problem, you will need to replace the grill's
Hose/Regulator Assembly. It runs about $30.00 at any home center or
hardware store that sells grills & accessories. If you replace it,
turn the tank valve ON Very, Very Slowly.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Happy Grilling.
Bob, your wife is partially correct. However, both burners should have blue flames with orange tips. Cleaning the burners and the their venturi valves, should solve the problem. When I say cleaning them, I mean removing and cleaning them.
First things first. Make sure you didn't simply just the tank valve on too fast, causing the excess flow valve to cut-off gas to a trickle. Close tank valve, disconnect and reconnect and then open tank valve very slowly.
If that doesn't solve the issue, seeing that you already replaced the regulator, then it's possible it wasn't converted properly. If he didn't change the orifices, leaving in the nat gas ones, then your
flames would be large lazy yellow flames. If that's not the case, then it's possible he might have
put in the incorrect size LP orifices based on a wrong figuring of BTU
rating per burner. See if you can you find the BTU rating on the grill? How many burners are there? Does it state the BTU rating of each burner. If they are different sizes we will need to know BTU specifics for each burner, but if all are the same size, we can divide the total BTU by the # of burners for BTU rating per burner. Orifices have a # stamped on them, so see if you can read the #'s on the existing orifices. If he used the nat gas orifices and drilled them larger and installed a spud, which he redrilled for LP orifice size, then that stamped # won't matter. Something like this is a lot easier to trouble shoot in person! Using a small mirror, see what you can figure out on those orifices and we'll try to determine if they are correctly sized. Hope this helps. Douglas