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I have had a Kenmore Outdoor Gas Smoker for several years and it's worked fine, but this year started leaving a coating of soot on the food, and the flame is mostly yellow. The User Guide suggested cleaning the holes in the burner, which I did, but that didn't help. Any suggestions?

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Ben, the burner holes were a good start. If you removed the burners to clean them. If not, it left a lot of debris inside the burners. Also, the Venturi valves may be clogged (Spiders love them) which would affect the air to gas ratio, Which would mean the burners weren't/aren't burning cleanly. If you didn't remove the burners, that's what you need to do, before anything else.

Hope this helps you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem. Happy Grilling.

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