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Old 03-29-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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BBQ Propane Tank

Tried to light my Weber Q and it seems I was not getting any propane as it would not light. Switched to a small bottle and it worked fine so I'm sure that the BBQ regulator is OK.

Removed the hose from the larger tank (5 gal) and tried lighting the BBQ with the new hose and no luck. Leads me to believe the problem is with the tank.

Any suggestions as to what may be wrong or how I may correct it?

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Old 03-29-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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Have had problems with the hoses in the past. I have one hose that does not work with the stove, but does work with the grill. Go figure. The problem seems to be the spud on the hose end. Some of them will open the valve, others seem to be just a bit too short and do not open the internal valve.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:17 AM   #3
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Try opening the propane valve very slooowwwllleee.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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Try opening the propane valve very slooowwwllleee.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:55 PM   #5
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Your tank has a valve inside that sometimes gets stuck if the flow gets too high as you turn it on. To fix that just turn the tank upside down and bump it lightly on the ground. This will reset the valve, now hook it up and turn on slowly. If this does not work you probably have a bad hose as previously stated. I have a friend that went thru 2 bad hoses before he got one that worked.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:09 PM   #6
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We had a similar problem with our Weber Q. When we called the Weber customer service line we were told the same thing Lymmor and Triker 56 are proposing. The person went on to explain the regulator has a safety feature that shuts down if it detects a high gas flow. It senses the high flow as a leak, so when you initially open the tank valve if you do it very slowly it won't shut itself off.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:31 PM   #7
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Give this a try, no guaranties. I have had that problem an found that if I disconnect the grill end of the hose while the tank end is connected and the tank valve open you will get a little squirt of pressure before the safety valve shuts down. This spurt will produce a spray of oil. I believe that clears the hose, because after hooking back up to the grill it works as designed. I have had to do this 3 times and it worked each time. Someone had suggested in and earlier thread that if you hang the hose up from one end it will drain oil from the hose. I tried that and it did work, but my way is quicker and easier.

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I also have a weber grill that I use with a 20 lb tank. You have to open the valve slowly or it will not work. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 tries. If the first try does not work make sure you shut off the tank then open the valve on the grill to get rid of the pressure, the close the grill valve. Now open the tank up slowly.

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:21 PM   #9
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Waroland had the cure, thanks.

Turned the tank upside down, tapped it on the ground half a dozen times, reconnected and it lit! The problem was never with the Weber Q as I was able to BBQ with a small bottle during this hiatus.

Back to cooking with the bit tank!

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I never have trouble with the small tank. The only time I have trouble is with the 20lb tank. Some times it will light but only have a small flame. I have to shut it off and try again.

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Old 04-02-2014, 09:38 AM   #11
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Two possible answers:
One, make sure the hose to tank connection is TIGHT, if it is not properly tightened a valve in the tank (like a Schradder vavle) will not open

Second, make shure the hose to Grill connention is tight,,, Same reason.
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