Preventing Low Flames on Your Gas Grill

You’re looking to get that really good sear with a high temperature but your grill is sputtering out a weak little flame. What gives?

The most common reason behind a low flame is that the overpressure device on your grill’s regulator has been tripped. The regulator attaches to the gas tank and restricts gas flow in the event of a gas leak. It can be accidentally tripped when you turn the control knobs on your grill on before you turn on the liquid propane tank valve.

If the gas regulator is tripped, your grill will only reach temperatures between 250 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit, even with all burners on the high setting.

In this case, all you need to do is reset of the gas regulator. Five easy steps and you’re on your way.

Always open the grill lid first before you light the propane .

Make sure all knobs are in the OFF position on the front control panel.

Turn off the propane tank knob.


Disconnect the regulator from the propane tank and wait 30 seconds.


Reconnect the regulator to the propane tank and slowly open the propane tank valve knob all the way.

That’s it! Turn on any burner and you should see a strong, steady flame. If for some reason you don’t, there may be an underlying issue such as an obstruction, damaged component or poor connection. Check grill components for leaks or damage and troubleshoot accordingly with the other videos in our series.
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