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Gas Grill regulator freeze

I replaced an empty propane tank with a new full one and when I restarted the grill the regulator froze (as in cold) and shut down the flow of gas. I had to spray water on the outside of the regulator to get it to work so I could finish cooking. Bad regulator?

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Propane Regulator Freezing - Frost Forming on Regulator

Learn why propane regulators freeze or appear to be frozen during use. This is common with regulators attached to cylinders and tanks in humid climates.
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Why Would Propane BBQ Grill Regulator Freeze With Ice ...

Propane barbecue grill regulators can build up ice and freeze when the BBQ is pulling liquid propane instead of vaporized propane.
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Why is the regulator on my gas grill freezing up?

Question by tomcatt: Why is the regulator on my gas grill freezing up? I had the tank refilled. (not exchanged) Why would the regulator freeze up and shut off
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Frozen regulator - BBQ Source Forums

Frozen regulator Sign in to ... It alarmed me so I turned off the grill and shut down the gas ... If the humidity was high it will freeze on the regulator causing the ...
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Why Does the Regulator on My Kenmore Elite Gas Grill Freeze ...

Why Does the Regulator on My Kenmore Elite Gas Grill Freeze?. Regulators for gas grills can freeze from time to time, which can be frustrating if you want to grill ...
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How to Keep a Propane Regulator From Icing Up | Hunker

How to Keep a Propane Regulator From Icing Up ... Position two or more propane tanks close to each other to create a larger thermal mass, which will be slower to freeze.
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Can propane lines freeze on a gas grill regulator - Answers

Yes, easily, in a number of differring circumstances; Firstly, when any gas COMpresses, we all know from Grade School, according to the Standard Gas.
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Regulator freezing up

Did you replace the regulater with a manufatures replacement for you grill or did you use an after market one? the reason i ask is because propane is very cold in liquid form and if your regulater allows more of the liguid to go to your burners than it should the moisture in the air will contact the outside of your regulater and freeze up on it. excessive propane would not change the color of the flame, however the i would check the burners to make sure that there are no blocked holes this would cause this to happen as well you are still safe to use the grill but cleaning the burners is a good idea. also there is a rating on the regulater make sure it matches the old one you replaced it with........good luck
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The regulator is freezing up. I just replaced the tubing, regulator, and hose with new oarts. Still freezing up

Are you opening your propane tank valve all the way? This will cause what you are seeing and there is an easy fix - when you open your propane bottle valve, only open it one to two turns and your regulator shouldn't freeze up.
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Sears gas grill

If it was me I would return it. You did the right thing by testing it on another grill. You should not have to accept a new grill that is not working properly.Loringh
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Gas regulator won't let gas flow

Replace the regulator it is bad
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Gas regulator won't let gas flow

Turn gas tank off and disconnect connection fron tank valve. Re-connect and turn gas on. Check for leaks with soapy water solution. Tighten if needed. Some regulators will detect leaks and cut off gas.
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I have a stainless steel Kenmore propane grill, model 119.16311800. It has four burners and a side burner on the left. It is two years old and has performed perfectly for two years. I am now having trouble with the flame. It will light and if I only have one burner on it will give a good flame. Lighting additional burners will reduce the flame size, when all four main burners are on they struggle to stay lit. We recently moved, and the grill was out of gas for an extended period. The problem first presented after a relative gave me a gas tank. Initial inspection showed some debris in the valve of the tank itself. I tried removing the debris from the tank with partial success. I connected it to the grill and had the same issue. Got a new tank. Fired up and cooked up some great burgers. thought I was all set until the next time when the new tank also produced the same results. I have not been able to disassemble the burners to check/clean the venturi tubes. (ever) It appears that there is a screw at the rear of the burners that will release it, but they are badly corroded and will not come out by standard means. If you could confirm this is indeed the proper way to remove the bruners I will drill them out and devise a better way to fasten them afterwards. Also, I did read here about opening the gas tank valve very slowly. I disconnected the regulator, waited a few minutes, reconnected and opened very slowly. Light the furtherst burner first and proceeded to find the problem still existed. I understand that the regulator may also be faulty. Given that there is no gauranteed life cycle for any product, can you estimate a typical life span for a regulator? How would I go about checking the regulator? I fear that when I tried to remove the gunk in that old tank some loose particals may have gotten into the regulator and damaged it. Thank you very much for any assistance you can give!

With all the you described, your best bet is to replace the grill hose/regulator assembly. It's not expensive and it's not difficult to do. You can find the hose/regulator assembly at any home center or hardware store that sells gas grills. The assembly is universal, but take your old one with you for comparison purposes.As far as replacing the burners are concerned, that's not difficult either. And you may be able to find the replacement burners at , as they made the Kenmore grills for Sears. And yes, the scenario you gave for removing the burners is correct.Hope this helped you and you will be kind enough to give my response to you, a positive rating.Happy Grilling!
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I have a 3 or 4 year old Genesis Three Burner Weber Grill. The grill when turned on would only get up to about 250 to 300 degrees. I bought a new regulator and hose and it seems no gas was going to the flame tubes . . . no smell of gas. I bought another regulator and hose and no gas again. Then I turned the gas tank valve on slowly and the gas came out. I got the temperature up to 550 degrees. Great! The next time I turned the gas on and tried to start the grill, again, no gas flowing. I turned the tank valve on slowly several times but to no avail. What is the problem? Thanks, Alan

The gas in the bottle is not a just pure gas but it is contain also very small quantities of oils and dirt. So with long time use they are creating a thin layer over regulator and valve parts, like springs and injector rods which make them to stuck. This what is happening with th tank gas valve which you may turn the regulator but the inside parts are stuck. Sometimes if you hit a litle bit it can work again but this is not a solution. The solution is to replace the tank gas valve with new one. Also you should know that since you have this problem with tank valve then most posible to have also some problem with burners gas valves in the future. One way to avoid this and also with the new tank valve is when you realise that the gas tank is almost empty the is better to replace the tank since the last gas in geting out the most of the above mention oil and dirt and end on the valves.
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Regulator Repeatedly Reduces The Gas Flow

The new regulators will automatically shut down or reduce flow if the it senses that the flow is too high (as in a line leak or break). It can also be folled if you open the valve too quickly. There is a special plastic plug that can reset a tripped valve in the new tanks. (Mosquito Magnet supplies one with their product). The other thing is that there is a recall going on at Char Broil of defective thermometers that are reading too low.
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New Charbroil gas regulator leaks

The connector on the grill side that connects to tank may be bad. Call manufacturer and they should send you a new hose and regulator for free since it is a new grill. If grill does the same then replace tank.
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I have a Kenmore model 141.16681 and gas now leaks at the regulator valve

Check regulator to see that the rubber seal in the tank coupling is still good if this has perished or fallen out this maybe the cause of gas at this purchase a new regulator if it seems faulty, this part is your life saver, and after 8 years good service could well need replacement.I hope this was useful.
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