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Flames are very small even with valves at high and with a full tank of propane

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I HAVE A FULL TANK OF PROPANE, IS NOT GOING THRU THE LINES. WHAT SHALL I DO?


The best thing you can do it 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!! Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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Low flame - even at full power. Help! Propane tank is full.


there is a high flow check valve in the regulator designed to prevent large amounts of propane from escaping. sometimes this gets activated by turning it on with the burner valves open. 1. turn tank valve off 2. open burners .3. close burners after 10 secs. 4open tank valve slowly.

Sep 17, 2011 | Grilling

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I have full propane, yet a low flame?


he new style OPD valves have a small brass ring located in the female fitting on the LP tank. Over time this ring can work loose and then it does not allow the male fitting to fully depress the OPD valve thus reducing your gas flow
Using a small flat bladed screw driver tighten the small brass ring This should solve your problem

Mar 29, 2010 | Thermos Stainless Steel Gas Grill

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My propane ank is full, but when I turn it on high, the flame is barely lit. When I change it from high to low and back to high, the flame level never changes.


First disconnect tank. Hook back up and open very slowly. These new valves on tanks have a shut down if you open valve to fast, causing tank valve to think it is leaking, it slows down flow of propane. Always open tank valve slow when turning on grill. If this does not solve problem then regulator is going bad and need to be replaced.

Feb 07, 2010 | Grilling

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The flame coming out of the burner bars is small


May likely be low on propane or propane tank gate valve not opened far enough. Otherwise sounds like faulty regulator.

Jan 16, 2010 | Weber Genesis Silver A Grill

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Low flame even on high


Check the propane regulator if equipped
Check the gas orifices - they may be carboned up and require cleaning
Check the venturi tubes (the tubes that go over the gas jets) - they may have spider webs or other insect cocoons in them
Make sure the gas valves work correctly (high/low)
You mentioned that you replaced the burners - are they correct for the unit and installed ok?
Make sure the gas valve on the propane tank is opened all the way

Mar 22, 2009 | Grilling

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Propane convection heater won't maintain full flame


Seems like the valve is not opening up fully or the adjustment is out of adjustment. Try adjusting the flame.

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Flame not hot


If the propane tank is full, it could be the pressure regulator. Some regulators have an adjustment screw on the top.
If it's REALLY cold outside, the propane may not be evaporating fast enough to keep the pressure up. Also on a cold or windy day, heat is drawn away from the grill very quickly, and it may be difficult to keep the temperature up inside.

Good luck!
(And Happy Grilling!)

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Flame on gas grill is too small


From: http://bbq.about.com/cs/replacementparts/a/aa071100a_3.htm

Symptoms and Solutions Low Flame: The grill just doesn't want to heat up. This can be cause by several things. Taking it from the fuel source to the flame, lets start with the burner. Newer propane tanks contain a self regulating feature that will automatically slow down the flow of fuel if it thinks it's too high. This can be solved by turning the tank valve off completely and disconnecting it. Open the control valves (on the grill control panel) and ten close them. Reconnect the fuel tank and slowly turn on the valve. Now light the grill to see if that fixes it. Otherwise check the control valve(s) and venturi tubes for obstruction and alignment. Make sure that the flow of fuel is continuous. Check the burner for clogged gas holes. You can usually see this problem by observing how the grill burns. If there are spots without flame then you probably have a clogged burner.

Oct 28, 2007 | Patio Classic Barbecue Bucket Grill

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