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Loud and hot

Our 4-year-old grill suddenly makes a (comparatively) loud whooshing roar when you turn the gas on, and cooks extremely hot even on low settings. Swapped tanks, but no change. Any ideas?

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The first thing to check is the orafice where the gas enters the burner. There should be a small hole in the tip where it enters the burner tubing. If this tip has come off or if the hole (manufacturing defect) has become enlarged. Then the gas flow will be too high.

Alternately the pressure regulator which attaches to your tank may have a damaged to stuck internal mechanism. This will cause too much gas to flow which can cause the issues that you describe. This can only be solved by replacing the regulator and hose assembly.


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