Quickly And Simply Solve Common Gas Grill Problems.
If your gas grill is relatively new and in good condition, but suddenly it starts to go wrong, you can quickly and easily get it back to normal work. When the gas barbecue grill works normally, the flame is evenly distributed in the burner. The flame itself is blue and the top is yellow. The barbecue grill should be heated quickly at a high setting. All the burners are on, and there should be no temperature difference anywhere on the cooking surface. If your grill doesn’t work like this, then there may be something wrong with you. We choose not only high-quality gas grills, but also leading gas grill manufacturers. Before you start buying a new grill, there are some simple techniques you can try.
Problem: Low flame, low temperature This is a common problem with many grilles, almost always because of the fuel line regulator (UFO-shaped thing on the gas hose near the fuel tank). Regulators are often tricky. When they stick, they will limit the amount of gas and will not produce a good barbecue temperature. To reverse this situation, follow these steps to release the pressure on the regulator to restore the normal fuel flow: Open the grill cover. Turn off the gas in the propane tank. Disconnect the air pipe from the oil tank. Turn all control valves up (including side burners, if any). Wait a minute. Close all control valves. Reconnect the gas line to the oil tank. Slowly open the throttle at the fuel tank. Light the grill. Your grill should now heat up normally. To prevent the regulator from sticking again, first close the control valve of the grille, then close the tank valve or the natural gas supply pipeline. Always open the tank valve slowly. If this doesn’t work, please try again. It may be helpful to tap the regulator lightly in the fifth step. If you still have a low flame, then you may have a faulty regulator that needs to be replaced.
Question: Yellow or orange flame Check the control valve and venturi for blockage and alignment. Ensure that the fuel flow is continuous. Venturi tubes may not be properly aligned, and Venturi shutters may need to be adjusted by doing the following: Find the venturi adjusting screw. This screw can release the shutter. Light the grill and turn it down. Loosen the screws and open the blinds until the flames are mostly blue. Turn off the gas and tighten the adjusting screw. Let the grill cool. Check the burner for blocked air holes. You can usually solve this problem by observing how the grill burns. If there are no spots of flames, then you may have a blocked burner. Try cleaning the burner or letting it have a high fever for 15 minutes.
Problem: uneven heating/hot spots The main reason of uneven heating is the blockage of the burner. There are a series of holes or ports along the side of the burner, through which gas flows to produce flame. Usually, dripping water will flow through the burner and block the port. Use a wire brush to remove these deposits from the burner and restore normal gas flow. Sometimes the burner becomes so clogged that you have to remove the burner from the grill to clean it. For some grills, you can simply lift the burner, while others are bolted in place, which may be more difficult to disassemble. If the burner can be easily removed from the grill, please thoroughly clean the area with a hard wire brush. Ensure that all debris inside the burner is removed. Do not use oven cleaner or harsh detergent on the burner. These chemicals will lead to further corrosion of metals and shorten their service life.
Problem: The gas grill will not light up. Some grilles have push-button (piezoelectric) igniters, while others are powered by batteries. If you have a battery type, try replacing the battery. Determine whether sparks are generated in the igniter device. The igniter will be close to one (or several) burners. Some grilles have independent ignition function, and some grilles have a single igniter, which can light all burners. If you have an independent ignition, and no burner will light up, then your button is faulty or poorly wired. You may need to replace these parts. If you have an independent igniter, one of the burners won’t light up, or if you have an igniter, none of them will light up. You may have something blocking the igniter. Pull down the cooking grate and barrier to reach the burner. Find the affected igniter and press the button. You should see a small spark and hear a click of piezoelectric or a series of clicks of electric ignition. If the igniter is blocked, please clean it very carefully and test it again. If nothing blocks the igniter, you need to check the wiring. The faulty wiring or switch must be replaced.