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Removing old regulator

Need to replace regulator but cannot remove old one.

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  • Shane Hays May 11, 2010

    Where is the regulator? Is it on the hose or on the manifold?

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I presume you mean on a Q-series grill.
DIsconnect the hose or can.
remove the burner tube by removing the hex bolt holding it down to the bos next to the igniter and lifting that end and sliding the mixer tube out and away from the regulator.
Then pull the gas nob off. It takes a little force, but can be done. That exposes a brass nut that holds the regulator to the mounting plate. It has normal right-hand threads, so back it right off. Then, you can take the regulator/valve assembly right out the back of the mounting plate. The regulator and valve are connected with normal right-hand threads and come right apart. Use teflon tape when reassembling, and that brass nut goes cylinder-side (it's not a plain hex).

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The above solution over complicates the problem.
Where the regulator goes into the gas tube, see if there is a retaining clip - a simple U shaped wire with curls at each end. Pop it off with a screwdriver or needle-nose pliers if trying to remove it - if the clip is missing you can easily bend one of the larger types of paper clips open straight, then make a U shaped clip of your own out of a 3 inch piece of the paper clip, bend it by using the gas tube as your bending device so it's the correct size, then curl the ends of the U shaped paper clip piece inward just a little bit, and with the regulator in place, you will see a channel/groove in the end of the regulator where it goes into the tube at the very end of the regulator. push the new paper clip U shaped device over the gas tube that the ends slip into the openings in the end of the gas tube as it exits the bbq, and you now have a new retaining clip that will hold the regulator in place but allow it to freely spin around wherever you want the propane take to lie except up where the "go anywhere bbq" handles are. I just totally restored one and made my own parts. My ignitor wire was broken just outside of the bbq but there was enough "stub" coming out of the porcelain like insulator. I bent them so that they were touching well, then soldered them together, then took a 3 inch piece of easily bendable copper wire and wrapped around this weak joint a few times, then twisted it so that it would firmly stay in place, then soldered this new copper wire over my previously soldered "patch" of the two parts of the ignitor wire. You can easily pull the ignitor wire where it enters the bbq with pliers in or out or completely remove it like I did and I inserted a straighted large/thicker stype paper clips into the insulator hole, bent the inside portion at a 45 degree angle until it was 1/2" from the gas tube so I get a great spark, then soldered the other end to the stub I had coming out of the actual spark making part. I covered all soldered connections with liquid black electrical tape painted on (it's like liquid tar) - now my ignitor is just as strong as a new one but didn't cost anything but the cost of the liquid solder available at any Radio Shack. This da*n website won't let me upload pictures to show you - the FixYa website needs fixing itself cuz the programmer must be a ***** or else I could show you detailed close up pix of the area.

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