Gas Grill Problems: Quick And Easy Fixes

Knowing how to take care of your grill is important!

gas grill troubleshooting tennesseeIf you have a propane gas grill, you know how great they are and all of the advantages they offer over grilling with charcoal.

You have the ease and convenience of being able to get your grill on and ready in mere minutes rather than having to deal with messy charcoal, smelly lighter fluid, and an abundances of ashes thereafter. You also have the benefit of precise, instant temperature control.

However, much like the majority of household appliances, propane gas grills do need their upkeep and care to prevent any issues. If you’re having a problem with your propane gas grill, we’ve put together a list of common problems and simple, fast solutions so you can get back to your summer grilling.

Low, sparse flames

The most common cause of having a low flame (and thus, a lower grill temperature) is the fuel regulator. They can get stuck, and thus limit the amount of gas being sent from your propane cylinder to your grill. You’ll need to release the pressure on the regulator to get it unstuck. Here’s what to do:

  • Open the grill hood and leave it open
  • Turn off everything on the grill, including the gas flow and the propane cylinder
  • Disconnect the regulator from the cylinder
  • Wait approximately five minutes
  • Reconnect the regulator to the cylinder
  • Open the propane cylinder supply valve very slowly
  • Wait for one minute, then light the grill

Yellow or orange flames

The flame in a propane gas grill should always be blue. If you have orange or yellow flames, it’s an indicator that there may be an obstruction in the burner. Insects like spiders love to make a home in your burner tubes, and they create some obstacles, along with any leaves, dust or debris if you’re not covering the unit properly in-between uses. You’ll know this is the problem if you have spots on your burners without flames. When your grill is at a cool temperature, clean the burners. Then run the grill on high for about 15 minutes to burn off any remaining debris.

Grill will not light

The two most common types of propane grill igniters are piezo, which do not require batteries or electricity, and battery-powered or push-button igniters.

See if burner can be manually lit with match or lighter and that all burners are igniting. Inspect the grill for cracks in the ceramic tube and breaks in the metal tip. Make sure wires are plugged into the spark generator. If you have a battery-powered igniter, replace the batteries. If these troubleshoot tips do not work, please contact a professional to take a further look and properly diagnose the issue at-hand.

If you’re experiencing one, or more, of these common issues with your grill unit, or are looking to upgrade to a propane grill altogether – Advanced Propane is your local, trusted propane supplier who can help! Contact us to learn more about our great selection available today, to get you up and cooking like a pro in no time.