How to Troubleshoot and Fix a Gas Grill

Hey Y’all! I just finished up a brand new how-to video for your Labor Day weekend!

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The way I go about troubleshooting a gas grill is by taking out the major components one by one. This includes the gas grill tank, gas grill regulator, cooking grids, heat plates (or briquette grate and briquettes), and then inspecting the grill burners.

If your grill isn’t working, it might be as simple a fix as replacing the gas regulator. ¬†That’s usually what I check first because it’s the easiest and one of the less expensive things to fix. If you need a new regulator to cook this weekend, you can find an inexpensive one at your local hardware store. If you have just a few days to wait, though, we take pride in the quality of regulators that we sell!

Here’s the video of the steps I took!

Leave any questions in the comments section!

Happy Labor Day!

-Grill Girl

4 thoughts on “How to Troubleshoot and Fix a Gas Grill

  1. Have a Master Forge 5-Burner Modular Gas Grill. Model BG179A.
    Want to Convert from LP which it came with to Natural Gas.
    Do you have the conversion parts needed and what is the price?

    • Hi Marvin!
      We do not sell a conversion kit for that grill, however, you may be able to get the correct parts from the manufacturer directly. That’s Master Forge and their phone number is 1-800-963-0211.
      Hope this helps!
      -Grill Girl

  2. I have a 20 year old Weber that does not heat evenly. I cleaned the burners, replaced the triangle elements, but to no avail. Any ideas?

    • Thanks for the question George!
      When you have an issue with even heating, and you’ve checked the major components, you most likely have a problem with your gas flow. This could be caused by some kind of blockage in the valves or manifold. Often times tiny spiders will get into your grill during the off-season and even the smallest web can affect gas flow. However, if your grill is a LP (uses propane), I’d check the regular and hose first. The regulators close down over time so it’s very common that grillers will first notice less gas flow and not really be able to determine the cause. I usually check the regulator first because it’s the easiest and fairly cheap to replace!

      Hope this helps!
      -Grill Girl

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