The BBQ gas grill takes pride of place in backyards, patios and terraces across the country, and is the center of so much fun, conversation and activity. PropaneXpress takes great pride in being afforded the privilege of facilitating those positive experiences in the lives of its customers. PropaneXpress understands how disappointing problems with a grill can be, and here addresses one of the most common causes of an improperly-working grill – the burner. The burner is a hollow unit that transfers propane from the supply via inlet holes to outlet holes where the gas is ignited to cook the food.
A slow and uneven flame is the hallmark of an obstructed burner. The common sources of this obstruction vary from grease and fat from cooking to spider webs and eggs. Propane BBQ burner repair is relatively easy and can be done at home by the individual; expensive repairs will not be required. Simple maintenance will ensure long, trouble-free life. Warning: Before commencing any work on your grill, ensure that the supply has been switched off and disconnected, and that the residual gas in the supply hoses and the burner itself has dissipated.
Since the function of the burner is to transfer propane from one point to another, the crux of burner repair lies in ensuring that the propane enjoys unrestricted passage. The two points where efforts have to concentrated are the inlet holes and the outlet holes. Disconnect the burner from the venturi tubes below and examine it. Most burners will exhibit some signs of rust because they usually remain exposed to the elements. If it is left, rust will eat through the metal and the burner will have to be replaced. It is possible to remove the rust before the problem worsens. Use a damp cloth and some mild detergent and gently rub the rust off. For tougher spots, apply a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Leave for 20 minutes, then scrub with an old toothbrush. Rinse and dry. Use a pipe cleaner to ensure the inlet holes are free of obstruction and debris. Next, examine the outlet holes. The odds are many of them will have grease or food residue partially or completely obstructing them. Use a wire or a nail to poke through and unclog the holes. If necessary, blow air or run water through to completely clear it of debris. You are now done with your propane burner BBQ repair.