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My weber q grill has a problem. When I light it the flame does not burn all around and the food does not get equal heat. How can I fix this.

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  • torilm May 04, 2009

    I have the same problem, it sometimes also stops burning completely.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    My grill be light on and on several minutes and then it blows out. I've tred cleaning the small holes and have brushed over them with a brush; I always turn the tank off then the burners.

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Assuming the burner's clean, try this solution that worked for me:
Often with a big bottle, people turn the gas off and on at the big bottle and leave the grill valve open. That makes the regulator see a low pressure on its output, which is a potential leak indication. It goes into "bypass". Try turning off the tank, turning off the grill valve, and turning on the tank, then waiting 20-ish seconds before turning the grill valve on.
If the burner's dirty, I take mine out of the grill and run it through my oven's self-cleaning cycle.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

It sounds like the holes in your burner are clogged. You'll need a very small wire to poke into each hole to clean it. Or buy a very inexpensive torch tip cleaner from any welding supply shop.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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