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Thanks! I bought a used Magicater commercial Grill and am

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Hello, thanks! I bought a used Magicater commercial Grill and am having a bit of a problem with one of the burners. It fires up ok and runs for about 30 seconds and then i get a pretty nasty backflash that causes me to shut that burner down. I took burner off and cleaned it out thoroughly, because I was told it could be due to cobwebs or other obstructions? Was wondering if improper alignment from turn valve through orifice through burner when looking above could be causing this backflash? Any idea would be deeply appreciated? thx
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Thank you... its been about a week since I bought it second hand
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I do.. if possible? Already have the grill apart
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: The grill seems to be an older version circa 1994. It is a MagiCater LPG - 60 propane grill.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

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Yes if it not aligned correctly that will happen the gas will not flow to the burner right and build up causing a flash over. The only other thing that can typically cause that issue is a bad burner itself, if it is corroded or rotted that will happen too.

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