How to Fix a Weber Grill Burner That Is Not Working

The Weber company has been producing outdoor grills for over a century.

Gas can produce virtually instantaneous heat, but with that convenience comes the potential for periodic burner problems.Gas can produce virtually instantaneous heat, but with that convenience comes the potential for periodic burner problems.
Although generally associated with kettle-style charcoal grills, Weber does produce an extensive variety of gas grills. The debate between charcoal and gas will never be concluded, but gas is without question easier to use. Although problems can develop with a Weber gas grill, most problems associated with a burner problem call for only a minor adjustment or repair.

Ensure that the propane tank has fuel in it by reading the weight scale next to the tank.

Inspect the entire length of the fuel hose, from the propane tank to the burner assembly, for sharp bends.

Light the burners, then preheat the barbeque by turning all of the burner knobs to the “Hi” position for 10 to 15 minutes.

Inspect the stainless steel spider screens for any blockages which could be preventing the gas from reaching the burner. The spider screens are located at the tip of each burner tube. To access the screens, the control panel must be removed. Turn the valve on top of the propane tank to the “Off” position. Pull each control knob off of the panel, then remove the single screw from the back of the control panel with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Raise the back of the control panel slightly, then push in on the front of the control panel and lift the panel off of the barbeque to reveal the burner tubes. Look into the tip of each tube with a flashlight to inspect the screens. Clean the screens with a soft bristle brush, such as an old toothbrush.

Reset the excess flow safety device. Turn all of the burner knobs to the “Off” position, then turn the valve on top of the propane tank to the “Off” position. Disconnect the regulator valve from the top of the propane cylinder. Turn each of the burner knobs to the “Hi” position and allow at least one minute to expire. Turn the burner knobs to the “Off” position and reconnect the regulator valve to the propane tank. Turn the valve on top of the propane tank to the “On” position slowly.

Things You Will Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver Flashlight Soft bristle brush

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John Stevens has been a writer for various websites since 2008. He holds an Associate of Science in administration of justice from Riverside Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from California State University, San Bernardino, and a Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School. Stevens is a lawyer and licensed real-estate broker.