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Old 08-25-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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This topic was posted on another RV forum and I thought it might be useful information for our iRV2.com members. We have a Weber "Q" gas grill and at times have experienced a long wait for the grill to reach a sufficient temperature for grilling.

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Q. My LP gas grill won't get hotter than 250 to 300 F, even with all burners on high. Why?

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Since 1995 all regulators (the part that attaches to the gas tank to regulate the flow of gas) have included a safety device that restricts the flow of gas in the event of a gas leak. This safety device can be inadvertently activated in two ways, putting the grill into what is commonly called "bypass". The first way for the device to be activated is to leave one or more burner control knobs in the "ON" position when the LP cylinder valve is opened. The second is not to wait long enough to "start" the grill after opening the LP cylinder valve. The safety device in the regulator is activated each time that the LP cylinder valve is opened. The device resets itself when the gas pressure equalizes between the closed burner control valve and the regulator, through the hose. If a burner control knob is turned on before the gas pressure can equalize, the device will remain in "bypass". The length of time necessary to wait to "start" the grill after turning on the LP cylinder valve is dependent on the length of the hose and outside air temperature. It is always good practice to wait a few seconds after opening the LP cylinder valve before turning on the burner control knob to start the grill.

Keep in mind that the safety device reacts to a gas leak. If a grill is in bypass the gas connections and hose should be tested for leaks with a soap and water solution.

If the grill is in bypass, after checking for gas leaks do the following to get the grill out of bypass:

Cart Based Models

Close the LP tank valve
Turn all burner control knobs to the OFF position
Open the grill lid
Turn the LP tank valve until it is completely open
Wait several seconds
Turn the front burner to the HI/Start position
Press the igniter until the burner is lit.
Turn remaining burners to High
Close the lid.
The grill should preheat to 500-550 degrees in 10-15 minutes
Weber Q 100 and 200 series with an adapter hose and the Q 300 series.
Close the LP tank valve
Turn all burner control knobs to the OFF position
Open the grill lid
Turn the tank valve until it is completely open
Wait at least 1 minute
Turn the burner control knob to Hi/Start
Press the igniter to light the burner
Turn any remaining burner control knobs to High
The grill should preheat to 500-550 degrees in 10-15 minutes.
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This topic was posted on another RV forum and I thought it might be useful information for our iRV2.com members. We have a Weber "Q" gas grill and at times have experienced a long wait for the grill to reach a sufficient temperature for grilling.

From the Weber site:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Q. My LP gas grill won't get hotter than 250 to 300 F, even with all burners on high. Why?

Bypass
Since 1995 all regulators (the part that attaches to the gas tank to regulate the flow of gas) have included a safety device that restricts the flow of gas in the event of a gas leak. This safety device can be inadvertently activated in two ways, putting the grill into what is commonly called "bypass". The first way for the device to be activated is to leave one or more burner control knobs in the "ON" position when the LP cylinder valve is opened. The second is not to wait long enough to "start" the grill after opening the LP cylinder valve. The safety device in the regulator is activated each time that the LP cylinder valve is opened. The device resets itself when the gas pressure equalizes between the closed burner control valve and the regulator, through the hose. If a burner control knob is turned on before the gas pressure can equalize, the device will remain in "bypass". The length of time necessary to wait to "start" the grill after turning on the LP cylinder valve is dependent on the length of the hose and outside air temperature. It is always good practice to wait a few seconds after opening the LP cylinder valve before turning on the burner control knob to start the grill.

Keep in mind that the safety device reacts to a gas leak. If a grill is in bypass the gas connections and hose should be tested for leaks with a soap and water solution.

If the grill is in bypass, after checking for gas leaks do the following to get the grill out of bypass:

Cart Based Models

Close the LP tank valve
Turn all burner control knobs to the OFF position
Open the grill lid
Turn the LP tank valve until it is completely open
Wait several seconds
Turn the front burner to the HI/Start position
Press the igniter until the burner is lit.
Turn remaining burners to High
Close the lid.
The grill should preheat to 500-550 degrees in 10-15 minutes
Weber Q 100 and 200 series with an adapter hose and the Q 300 series.
Close the LP tank valve
Turn all burner control knobs to the OFF position
Open the grill lid
Turn the tank valve until it is completely open
Wait at least 1 minute
Turn the burner control knob to Hi/Start
Press the igniter to light the burner
Turn any remaining burner control knobs to High
The grill should preheat to 500-550 degrees in 10-15 minutes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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We have the 200 also. I've never experienced a tempurature problem. I have a 5 gallon LP tank attached to the Q200 via a 6 ft hose.

By the way, since we fulltime and can stay in one place for 6 months or so, I detach the 5 gallon tank from the Q200 after use and attach it to my Extend-A-Stay kit on the on-board LP tank. In this way I refill the little tank during a stay rather than having to move the coach.
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