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Ignition Since I changed the gas tank I at first had some minor problems getting ignition to fire and for the first time had to use a match now even that won't ignite grill- I read a "check regulator" suggestion , how does one do that or does it need to be serviced ?

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  • Fred2646 Aug 29, 2008

    I don't hear the gas and no longer see a spark when attempting to inginite the grill (which is only about 2 years old and not often used

  • Fred2646 Aug 29, 2008

    This is my first grill how exactly do you clean the jets ? It sounds like the clog diagnosis may be correct

  • Fred2646 Sep 04, 2008

    Gents-



    I did get it working after cleaning the jets and I found I needed to tighten the plastic screw that attatches to the gas tank - it may have been that the lack of tightening of that screw was preventing the gas flow. Either way it now works again - thanks to all for the assistance

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When you turn the gas valve to High or Ignite position..do you hear or smell gas going into the gas burner? If yes, then look at the position of the igniter in respect to the gas burner to see if it generates a spark either with or without gas running.. .. if you have gas entering the gas burner.. and if you've used the Grill a lot.. the jets may be clogged and need cleaned to allow gas flow thru them.. if the jets from the burner are clogged in or near the igniter..it may not ignite easily untill you get lots of propane in the area.. Check the gas jets to make sure you have gas coming out and then check the igniter to make sure it generates a spark.. Hope that helps..

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    Rick Gelin Aug 29, 2008

    To be honest, I do not know this particular grill in detail but if it is similar to others..you would first remove the grilling trays that you cook food on, then a lot of mfrs use a shield to cover the burners themselves and protect them from grease droppings etc.. You would have to lift that off and the gas logs should be situated underneath all that.. Many gas burners are only just 'nested' there and can be removed by lifting them up and out.. It should be fairly obvious once you see them beneath the heat shield.. Also.. the ends of these burners attach to the gas feed coming from the shut off valve so you may want to make sure they haven't been dislocated from these gas lines.. If that were the case, then the gas coming from the valve would be dispursed everywhere and not thru the burners ..which in turn would make those burners difficult to ignite... The burner jets themselves are merely holes to allow gas flow.. an d you can clean them with a sharp object that is sized to fit the hole.. I've used drill bits or whatever was handy at that time.. a wire brush can also be used to remove any scaling or rust.. Hope that gets you going...

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    Rick Gelin Sep 04, 2008

    Glad you got it going !

    Regards

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