Anyone know how to fix a gas grill? The gas will not flow on mine.?
Question:I know the tank is full, just replaced it. I dont think the gas is coming out at all. I have tried the to vent it in case the flow regulator was tripped. I have sprayed the entire system with soapy water and have not found a leak. I did clean the grill before it was packed up when we moved. I dont know if this will have anything to do with it though.
It is very likely that your safety valve has tripped. Turn off the gas, open all the valves, let is sit for 30 minutes. Close all the valves, turn on the gas very slowly, turn on one burner valve, at light, turn on other valves slowly or gradually.
I admit to not knowing much about gas grills. But I do know if you are asking this question here you could kill yourself if you get it wrong. Many propane companies could give you advice on this. Probably be a better place to get advice. They might even fix it for you.
A wise man once told me "its more important to know what you dont know than what you do know". This question is a good case in point. The fix is simple, but if you do not know what you are doing you could get seriously hurt. Contact the propane company. May cost couple dollars, but could be the best money you have ever spent.
Shut the tank off at the valve. Open the burner knobs and release the pressure. Unhook the tank from the grille. Point the opening of the valve away from yourself and anyone else. You may want to wear gloves. Ever so slowly, crack open the valve and see if the gas escapes. You don't want to open the valve all the way, you are only looking to see if it comes out of the tank. The propane can cause frostbite, so use caution, but you need not fear the thing. If it does come out, close the valve again then reconnect the tank to your grille. Close the burner knobs and then open the tank valve. With the grille lid open, open the burner knobs to the full or ignite setting and then try the igniter. The burner knobs must be in the closed position prior to opening the tank. If you don't get any flame, the regulator valve may have blown. Consult Hank Hill and see if you can get a replacement.
'orak the stupid' will get you killed, bullfrog has the best answer,, except for one thing,, try a different tank!! i bought a new tank of gas and phutt,, nothing.. i swapped it for another and whoosh! flame on!! the regulator on the other tank was bad! it happens
I used to work at a rental place and we sold and filled propane tanks for grills. Although the tank is new, it's not uncommon for the OPD valve inside to be stuck. If a new tank isn't properly purged of the air prior to filling the tank, this will give you problems. Follow the advice you got here from another person on carefully opening it when disconnected from the grill to see if you get propane escaping. If that's not it, I'm of no help to you.
...and now for something completely differant! The small tubes inside of the grill are favorite's for wasp's, spiders, etc...
If the tank tests turn out okay, check the tubes...
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