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Question DetailsAsked on 10/12/2014

My Barbeque grill only seems to have enough gas to light one burner. also, it sometimea whistles. whats wrong?

I'm thinking maybe there's water in the lineline somewhersomewhere, or a bad regulator. Anyone know someone who repairs grills near Portland, OR?

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Like you say - bad regulator, water in line (though should blow out in a minute or so), restriction in line somewhere (like kink), burner valves (if equipped) turned off or broken in off position, low gas pressure (almost emply tank).


With the whistling I would tend toward the restriction in the hose or grill piping (blow out with compressed air or even blow through by mouth - should not be seriously restrictive to blowing through).


If you have a weed burner or similar propane device, hook to supply line from regulator and try out to see if restricted - if not, that narrows it to the grill.


If you have another propane tank try that - ditto to trying a neighbor and friend's tank and regulator to narrow down if your tank, regulator, regulator feedhose to grill, or in the grill.


One last thing - I have even seen burners (borrowed units for kid's group activities) that werre so crudded up with half-burned grease that the gas could not come out at all. Try long pipe cleaner in all gas openings (except regulator and tank).


Places I have seen that repair propane devices like that - some gas and grill sales places, some small engine repair shops, a few plumbers (or pipe fitters in states where gas is handled by them) though that gets to be more than the grill is worth unless a large unit, at about $100-150 typical trip charge, a very few lawn and garden centers that are big on selling cookout equipment.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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