It can happen to anyone using propane in their barbecue. You just changed the tank and were grilling like mad, and then you open the valve and turn up the knobs again, and now you’re getting pathetic, sputtering flames with no heat at all. What’s going on here? On a gas grill, low heat and little flames are usually caused by a safety feature built into your propane regulator, so we’ll show you how to repair it in this post.
Why does low flow happen?
If there is a leak, you don’t want gas accumulating in your grill when you try to light it. When your regulator detects an excess amount of propane flow, the amount of gas released will be reduced. This results in feeble flames and insufficient heat.
This can happen when:
- the valve is opened too quickly.
- the burners are on before the propane tank is opened.
- the propane is shut off before the knobs are turned off.
- the control knobs are left on after grilling.
How to fix a low flame
A regulator reset on your propane barbecue is simple to do. You can simply fix low heat and low flame on your grill by following the steps below.
- Start by turning everything off, including your gas flow at the tank.
- Disconnect the regulator from the tank and allow everything to sit for about 5 minutes.
- Reconnect the regulator to the tank and slowly open the valve all the way.
- Wait for 30 seconds before trying to light the grill again.
Remember to turn off the grill’s burners before shutting down your propane tank, and when you’re turning on your propane to begin cooking, turn it on slowly all the way and then back it off about half a turn so that it doesn’t get caught.
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