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My Ducane grill stopped lighting up a flame. I can hear/smell

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my Ducane grill stopped lighting up a flame. I can hear/smell gas, and when I ignite it with the knobs its the smallest of flames...almost like a pilot light..but it won't give me a good flame the entire column, and this is for every gas column.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
This is often caused by the tank not being properly
purged when it was filled.
Air gets trapped in the tank if not purged when filled.
Let the burner run for about an hour and all of the air
should run out of the tank and the flame will become normal.
If you have an extra tank and they were both filled at the same place at
The same time swapping tanks may not be an accurate test.
Other causes could be a bad regulator or line on the grill.
I will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Customer