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Old 02-08-2020, 03:48 PM
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Bought this unit new 3 years ago. From new, it never really got hot. We have the same unit at our primary residence and it works great so I know it's not me. Tried using it tonight and after 30 minutes on high, temp gauge was only at 280. I use the same tank to heat our garage with a buddy heater and it works great so I know the problem is not with the tank. Burner seems really low, flame is barely noticeable. thoughts?
Old 02-08-2020, 03:53 PM
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Low Flow or Low Flames are generally characterized by having one or more of the following;
  • Damaged component
  • OPD – Overfilling Prevention Device – activated
  • Obstruction
  • Poor Connection
The most common problem is for the OPD – Overfilling Prevention Device to be activated. For LP gas grills - Since 1995, all regulators (the part that attaches to the gas tank to regulate the flow of gas) have included a safety device that restricts the gas flow in the event of a gas leak. But, you can inadvertently activate the safety device without having a gas leak. This typically occurs when you turn on your control knobs before you turn on the LP tank valve. If you do activate the gas regulator safety device, the grill will only reach temperatures between 250 and 300F even with all burners on the high setting.

To reset the gas regulator safety device:
  • Open the grill lid.
  • Turn off all knobs on the control panel in front.
  • Turn off the tank knob.
  • Disconnect the regulator from the LP tank.
  • Wait 30 seconds.
  • Reconnect the regulator to the LP tank.
  • Slowly open the LP tank knob all the way open. Do not put excessive force on the valve at the full open position to avoid damaging the valve.
  • Turn on an appropriate control knob and light the grill per the lighting instructions.
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generally turning gas off and disconnecting from the tank and opening all control knobs for a few minutes will fix it......turn off knobs,reconnect to the tank and try again
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Thanks. I will try that.
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Another issue may be the regulator itself. I had a Weber Genesis that had a regulator fail just out of warranty. The first three regulators I bought resulted in low flow, low flame, and preheat that took forever. I finally found one that restored the grill performance to it’s former state, but it was just dumb luck. The regulator had the same part number, looked the same, but somehow was different. Maybe try a different regulator?
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Thanks. Will continue to troubleshoot with these suggestions.
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The regulators are invariably cheaply built too. I've replaced the regulator on my old grill and it worked much better after that. I now have a new grill, and if the above procedure doesn't improve the flame, I'll just switch my old regulator over to my new grill.
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Yep. OPD device....that grill should hit 600 degrees....
Old 02-09-2020, 05:29 AM
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Start at the beginning and ask a nieghbor to borrow a tank. I know u said it works on a heater but get the simple stuff knocked off first b4 u start chasing regulators and insect blockages
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You are running it from a tank, right?

If it's tied to your home's natural gas you need to rejet.
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
Low Flow or Low Flames are generally characterized by having one or more of the following;
  • Damaged component
  • OPD – Overfilling Prevention Device – activated
  • Obstruction
  • Poor Connection
The most common problem is for the OPD – Overfilling Prevention Device to be activated. For LP gas grills - Since 1995, all regulators (the part that attaches to the gas tank to regulate the flow of gas) have included a safety device that restricts the gas flow in the event of a gas leak. But, you can inadvertently activate the safety device without having a gas leak. This typically occurs when you turn on your control knobs before you turn on the LP tank valve. If you do activate the gas regulator safety device, the grill will only reach temperatures between 250 and 300F even with all burners on the high setting.

To reset the gas regulator safety device:
  • Open the grill lid.
  • Turn off all knobs on the control panel in front.
  • Turn off the tank knob.
  • Disconnect the regulator from the LP tank.
  • Wait 30 seconds.
  • Reconnect the regulator to the LP tank.
  • Slowly open the LP tank knob all the way open. Do not put excessive force on the valve at the full open position to avoid damaging the valve.
  • Turn on an appropriate control knob and light the grill per the lighting instructions.
Thanks, this worked. Went up to 500+ degrees in about 10 minutes...
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I did stay at a holiday inn last night. Lol.


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