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Hi there anybody there that can help me me with a gas grill

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Hi there anybody there that can help me me with a gas grill problem pls?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer.

I may be able to assist you. What is the make and model number of the unit and what is the problem, please.

 

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The gas grill is a Thermos model XXXXXXXXX I cleaned up the burners like I do every year. Found out the Burner Support Bracket with carryover tubes was bad. Ordered a new one assembled it,put burners back. Pushed ignitor central burner on but only on one side(ignitor side only-left side) right side of burner gas comes out but flame does pass from left to right side. With central burner on tried to ignite the left burner. It did ignite but only the right side of it. Flame does go thru from right to left on left side burner. Also gas comes out. What could be wrong? The new Burner Support Bracket even though is the correct replacement?
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 1 year ago.

Okay. Something is blocking the gas or partially diverting it from the correct path to the burners.

It has been my experience in cases like this that an insect has crawled into one of the gas tubes and made its cucoon.

The best way to fix the problem is to remove the gas tubes and blow them out real good with an air compressor.

If blowing out the tubes doesnt work then the burner controls are the next thing to blow out good.

What convinces me that this is the problem is the half on half off burners. This is a typical indicator of an obstruction blocking or partially blocking, one half of the supply tube.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Best, Smitty

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So what you are saying is to get burners out blow compressed air thru them and if that doesnt work to blow air to the gas control knobs?
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 1 year ago.

No not really.

The gas flows from the tank to the regulator and then to the burner controls. Up untill this point the gas is in a sealed system.

Once the gas gets to the burner controls it is injected into the tubes that carry it to the burners by "spuds", or gas jets.

The gas is then mixed with oxygen (air) by blowing past the air fuel mixture shutters. From there is flows to the burners and is burned.

If ANYTHING interrupts the flow it can cause all kinds of strange burning problems. From popping, to flames an inch and a half off the burner that sounsa like a freight train, and even flames that appear normal...... for a munchkin.

The flow of gas must be uninterrupted to burn correctly. If the gas is not burning correctly then the first thing to check is the flow.

Blow out everything from the burner controls to the burners. That will get you going again.

 

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
well the burners are cast iron with tube and ventuti hole attached all one piece. So that's what to blow out with air

Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 1 year ago.

It wont hurt to blow them out. The manifold that they connect to is the more likely problem area.

 

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