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The burners do not light consistenly. I can see the igniter spark and the fuel supply is good. If the igniter does work the main burners may not light until I creat a draft then the burner takes off.

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It sounds as if, the burners need to be removed and thoroughly cleaned. As do the Venturi valves on the open end of each burner. Spiders like to build nests in the Venturi openings and clog them up. It's a prat of Routine Maintenance, takes a little time to perform, but is not difficult to do. It does require removing the burner knobs and the control panel cover (which was a poor design by Ducane/Weber)

To help make this a little easier for you, I have included a link to a Ducane Stainless Steel Model Grill that will show you how to remove the burners. Pay particular attention to the Annual Maintenance section starting on page 21. You can download and print this manual for future reference.

http://help.weber.com/manuals/ducane/2008%20Manuals%20pdf/20529916_030308.pdf

Hope this helps you. Please let me know and Happy Grilling!!

Posted on May 26, 2011

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Warning : Gas systems are generally safe but any gas smell should always be investigated by a certified technician as you can never be too safe.

That being said, let me try to assist you as best I can from my experience with gas appliances.

If the smell has been there since you bought the unit, it is probably the pilot you are smelling. Generally, a pilot light is first ignited using either an electro-mechanical switch or using electricity to create a spark.

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If the gas can't ignite the pilot immediately, the pilot keeps allowing gas to pass into the air until ignited which is what you could be smelling. Check to see how long after you try to start the burner does it actually ignite. More than a couple of seconds and you will be smelling the gas that escaped without being burned off.

You can try disconnecting the unit from mains power and cleaning the ignition probes on each burner. If the unit has a mechanical starter you should take extra care not activate it during cleaning as you could get a electric shock. Clean the probe with a damp cloth or paper towel and don't use any cleaning agents.

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Gas ovens / stovetop that use gas and not electricity. These work by igniting gas and use actual flame on the the stovetop.
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