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Hi! Hope you can help us--we have a Brinkman 4-burner grill that is about 5yrs. old. Last yr. we started having problems with burner #2 not lighting all of the way and the burners all looked a bit rusty, so we ordered new burners. Well, after replacing all of the burners we now have NO flame from burner #2 at all (& burner #1 does not get as high of a flame as #3 or #4, even if it is the only burner turned on). My husband tried blowing air & pushing a wire through the venturi tube but it feels like something harder than metal is blocking it. I guess my questions are: 1) Can a spider web get this hard? 2) If so, what do you use to get it out? 3) Can the entire venturi tube be replaced? (my husband said it looks like there would be no way to remove this part, at least that he can see). Thanks for any suggestions--we spent close to $400 on this grill and planned on having it for alot longer than this!

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I think you husband is trying to clean the wrong thin. The venturi tube is part of the burner itself. It's the open end of the burner, that has an air intake adjustment on it. It fits over the burner orifice. He may be hitting the orifice, which in fact may be clogged. Remove the offending burners and he will be able to see the burner orifice, which can be removed with the appropriately sized wrench. Once removed try blowing through it. If air doesn't blow through, it's clogged. Clean it with a straight pin that is no larger that the orifice hole. You do not want to enlarge it. Also, the new burners may need adjustment of the venturi for the proper air to gas mixture. Consult you Owners Manual on how to adjust it.

Need an Owners Manual? Go to http://www.brinkmann.net/my_grill.aspx and enter the Model Number of your grill.

Hope this helped you to solve the problem. Please don't forget to rate my response to you. Thanks!

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

Testimonial: "We haven't tried this yet, due to the weather but we definately didn't know that the venturi tubes come out. Will try & let you know. Thanks!"

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