From: JoeSpareBedroom on
"Sum Guy" <Sum(a)Guy.com> wrote in message news:4C61E813.A2406E95(a)Guy.com...
> The one thing I hate about my 1-year-old Weber grill is that you have to
> open the main propane valve very carefully or the regulator will kick
> into some sort of safety or limiter mode and the grill temperature will
> never get higher than 325f.
>
> Is this a known problem with these grills?
>
> It there a solution - from Weber?
>
> The grill is a Weber Genesis:
>
> http://www.stainless-steel-grills.com/img/products/1237823109_WeberGenesisEP-310GasGrill-PropaneLP_3742301XA.jpg


Please go to the Weber web site, locate the online (PDF format) user's
manual, and give us the link so we can read the appropriate section. Then we
can answer your question.

You used the words "some sort of safety....", which suggests something to
me. That's why I want to see the instructions.

:-)


From: Sum Guy on
JoeSpareBedroom wrote:

> > you have to open the main propane valve very carefully or the
> > regulator will kick into some sort of safety or limiter mode
> > and the grill temperature will never get higher than 325f.
>
> Please go to the Weber web site, locate the online (PDF format)
> user's manual, and give us the link so we can read the
> appropriate section. Then we can answer your question.

http://weber.com/help/manuals/pdf_files/2009_grills/Genesis_310_320_NG_OwnersGuide_89479_082208.pdf

I suspect the problem is in the regulator (the diaphram-shaped thing
that's part of the connection fitting that screws into the propane
tank).

There is no useful reference to the regulator in the manual, except in
the safety warning on page 2.

Here's a picture of what I'm talking about:

http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c128031/sc-image/c/4/7/0/c4700565d1333efec6edf7d27af49df4.jpg
From: Ed Pawlowski on

"Sum Guy" <Sum(a)Guy.com> wrote in message news:4C61E813.A2406E95(a)Guy.com...
> The one thing I hate about my 1-year-old Weber grill is that you have to
> open the main propane valve very carefully or the regulator will kick
> into some sort of safety or limiter mode and the grill temperature will
> never get higher than 325f.
>
> Is this a known problem with these grills?
>
> It there a solution - from Weber?
>
> The grill is a Weber Genesis:
>
> http://www.stainless-steel-grills.com/img/products/1237823109_WeberGenesisEP-310GasGrill-PropaneLP_3742301XA.jpg

Is the tank full or nearly so? This is a common problem with the OPD tanks.
If you open the valve too fast, the surge will cause the float inside to
restrict the opening. It is not a Weber problem, but a tank design
"feature" intended to be a safety device. In most cases, once you've used
about 1/4 of the tank the problem goes away.

From: Sum Guy on
Ed Pawlowski wrote:

> Is the tank full or nearly so? This is a common problem with the
> OPD tanks. If you open the valve too fast, the surge will cause
> the float inside to restrict the opening. It is not a Weber
> problem, but a tank design "feature" intended to be a safety
> device. In most cases, once you've used about 1/4 of the tank
> the problem goes away.

This didn't happen on the first tank that I used on this grill, but it
is happening on the next two tanks (I'm on the third tank). And it
doesn't seem to matter if the tank is full, 3/4 full or almost empty.

I got the 2'nd and 3'rd tank from the same place - not the same place as
the first tank.
From: Smitty Two on
In article <4C620654.BF06D436(a)Guy.com>, Sum Guy <Sum(a)Guy.com> wrote:

> Ed Pawlowski wrote:
>
> > Is the tank full or nearly so? This is a common problem with the
> > OPD tanks. If you open the valve too fast, the surge will cause
> > the float inside to restrict the opening. It is not a Weber
> > problem, but a tank design "feature" intended to be a safety
> > device. In most cases, once you've used about 1/4 of the tank
> > the problem goes away.
>
> This didn't happen on the first tank that I used on this grill, but it
> is happening on the next two tanks (I'm on the third tank). And it
> doesn't seem to matter if the tank is full, 3/4 full or almost empty.
>
> I got the 2'nd and 3'rd tank from the same place - not the same place as
> the first tank.

What "tanks" you be talking about? The manual you linked to was for a
natural gas grill.