Low flame issues are common occurrence with gas grills and if you’re here, then you’ve most probably been through this. Not to worry though, this problem is easy to fix, in most cases. Low flame on a gas grill is almost always caused by the safety mechanism on the regulator of your gas grill. You see, as safety precaution, the regulators that attach to the gas tank are designed with a special mechanism that limits gas flow in case of excess gas flow that happens when gas leaks.
This is extremely helpful and important because imagine if your grill had a leak that you didn’t know about and this safety mechanism was not there to detect the excess gas flow and restrict it. Disaster! Right? So what happens is that when the mechanism on the regulator detects this excess gas flow, it limits it and that is when you get the low flame on your gas grill. So essentially the reason for the low flame on your gas grill is because the regulator is restricting excess gas.
Low flame can easily be fixed in this simple steps;
- Turn off the grill, ensuring all knobs are in the off position. If your grill was on, make sure ithas cooled down completely before doing any work on it.
- Turn off the propane tank knob as well.
- Disconnect the regulator from the propane tank and wait several seconds. 30 seconds should do. This time will allow the regulator to reset.
- Reconnect the regulator to the propane tank.
- Slowly turn on the gas the propane tank all the way.
- Light the grill and you should see a robust, steady flame.
If that Still Doesn’t Work;
There may be a number of reason why it’s not working and one reason could be you still have a gas leak which may be caused by faulty components or loose connections. To determine whether that is the case, perform a leak test. It involves the above steps but once you reach step 4 after reconnecting the regulator to the propane tank, brush a soapy water over the hose, over the point where the regulator meets the tank and all the other points of connection including the manifolds and valve connection points.
Then slowly switch turn on the gas at the propane tank. If you hear a rushing sound or see the bubbles growing and getting bigger any place you’ve applied the soapy water, turn off the gas immediately as you have a gas leak. Try tightening the connections as something may be loose but if that doesn’t work then probably something is faulty and needs a replacement. Either way, you will not be using your grill until the leak is fixed.
If you find that leaking isn’t the problem, then blockages may be the reason for your grill’s problems. Try cleaning out the burners and venturi tubes as there could be dirt, dust or spider webs that found their way in there which you will have to remove. A garden hose or air compressor will work perfectly for this. Just make sure that all the components you use water on are completely dry before reattaching them.
If you’ve tried all this and you’re still getting a puny low flame on your gas grill, then it may be time to call in the experts.