My propane tank is full, but I get low flame and it takes forever even to get to 300 degrees
Sometimes it works great other times the flame is low on all 4 burners and has trouble heating up. Outside temperatures run from 60°F to 25°F
The boiling point of propane is −44°F (−42°C) so unless you have a severe winter you have gas. That's not your problem.
For simplicity I've copied the post made by Dean below to the top of the page because most readers agree that this is the definitive answer and the place to start. Here's what Dean has to say...
"All propane tanks built in the last years have an excessive flow regulator. If it senses a leak in your system it dramatically reduces the flow out of the tank. This often happens if you have a burner in the on position when you open the propane tank.
First thing is to turn everything off meaning the tank and the burners.
Open the propane tank first.
Then turn on the burner you want to light.
Utilize the starter.
Then open the other burners.
This seems to be the most common problem my friends have had with gas grills."
If you're still having problems then read these three points below for further troubleshooting ideas:-
- Are your burners clogged up? They can get blocked if you've had a lot of fat dripping onto them. Given that you have the problem with all four burners at the same time then this is probably the least likely answer.
- Check your regulator because it's the regulator that controls the flow of gas. Are you sure it's a propane regulator? Is it an old regulator? If you have any doubt or concern, get another regulator, they're not expensive.
- Check the faucet on the tank. This is purely mechanical so highly unlikely to be faulty but just check that you can turn it on an off. Note when turning a tank faucet on, turn it completely on the back off half a turn, that way you minimize the risk of the faucet getting frozen in the on position.
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