Common Grill Problems – Low Flames or Not Getting Hot Enough
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting your food together, heading outside and realizing the grill is not getting hot enough. To get a nice sear, the temperature should be around 450°F and if there’s a problem with low flames—you’ll never achieve the sear you’re after.
There are a few reasons your grill might have low flames and not heating up properly. Check and clean the whole grill as the problem might be caused by spiders building cocoons in the system. There could also be a buildup of material in the burners that can be corrected with deep clean or unplugging burner holes by gently using a correct-sized drill bit.
If cleaning the grill doesn’t work, most often, the culprit is a safety mechanism designed to reduce the flow of gas should there be a leak. To remedy this problem, you’ll need to perform a reset.
- Check to see if there is an actual gas leak. If there’s no leak, proceed to step two. If you detect a leak or are unsure, consult a professional.
- Turn off the burners, turn off the propane tank and then disconnect the hose from the tank.
- Open the lid and turn the burner knobs on for one to two minutes. This is to release any pressure in the gas lines and exhaust any gas in the burners.
- Turn off the burner knobs and reconnect the propane.
- Slowly turn on the gas and follow lighting instructions for your grill.
Once the grill is relit, your low flame problem should disappear and the temperatures should return back to normal. However, if the above fix didn’t work, you might need to replace the regulator.
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