Only One Burner Lights on My Grill

When Grill Girl takes questions from customers, often you ask “why is it that only one burner lights in my grill?

The most common answer to why only one burner lights is that the carryover tube has rusted out and is not working. Oftentimes, a grill will have an ignitor on one grill burner but not on any of the rest of the burners. The carry over tube or bracket brings the light or flame from the lit burner to the unlit ones. Luckily, it’s an easy fix! Remove the carryover tube, measure it, and find a replacement. They are inexpensive and simple to replace.

Check out this Grill Girl video for a visual explanation:

GrillPartsSearch.com has dozens of replacement carryover tubes and brackets. Our parts are stainless steel and made to fit exactly in your grill. Measure your original piece to find an accurate replacement. If you don’t have the original piece, measure the distance between the burners where the tube would sit.

Carryover tubes take the flame from the lit burner to the unlit burners.

Already checked the carryover tube and found that it was working properly?

There are also other reasons it could be that only one burner lights. It could be a problem with the gas flow in your grill. Debris in your manifold or valves can block gas from reaching your grill burners. Check for debris around the valves and knobs like built-up grime, dust, or even spider webs. Alternatively, you might need to replace the regulator and hose. Regulators can go bad after time. There’s a safety mechanism that shuts off gas flow so it doesn’t create a safety hazard. You can browse available regulator-hose replacements here.

If you’re having a hard time determining the problem in your grill, give us a call. We have a team of grill repair experts ready to help get you back to grilling!

Until Next time – Grill Girl

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