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Won't ignite The gas does not seem to be getting through to the burner. When the valve is turned on you can here the usual sound but there is no smell of gas (I even replaced the fuel tank with a new full one) and the spark is there but nothing ignites. Even when I tried lighting with a match...nothing. Could the regulator be the issue? There also had been some pretty heavy rains the last couple of weeks since I last used the grill. Any suggestions?

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Replace the regulater

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Yes, it does sound like a regulator problem or clogged burners, which causes delayed ignition.

let's start with the regulator first. 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 valve is fully open, light the burner(s) as you usually do. Does the burner light, all the way around? If so, you solved the problem. Always, turn the tank valve on very, very slowly.

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