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I can ignite my Ducane gas grill but it does not warm more than 200 degrees. I cleaned up the grill, changed to a full tank of propane and no luck. Any advice?

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  • Timothy Campbell May 28, 2011

    Yes. I followed your recommendation. I am going to replace my regulator. Very helpful.

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You may be having problems with the regulator try tapping it
with a (small) hammer not to hard ill bet the flame comes up
if it does come up but doesn't stay up home depot or lows
for a new one there not to expensive and not hard to change

i hope this helps you
bob

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