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Old 12-15-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Clogged burner?

My burner has a very weak flame and is putting off alot of black smoke. It's just a cheap turkey fryer burner. Probably need to clean out all the holes, eh? I figure a torch tip cleaner should work well. Any tips/suggestions?

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Old 12-16-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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Did it once work well?

Clearly the burner is running way rich, so take it apart and clean out what's most likely a spider nest...

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Usually mud wasps or spiders plug the things up. Disassemble and look inside with a bright flashlight.

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Yeah it enough well at one time. Maybe a boil over too many has clogged it haha

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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I have a cheap turkey fryer that clogged as well. I removed the screw in the center of the burner (it broke) and cleaned it with a wire brush. It was mostly clogged with rust. With the bolt snapped off I just let the top piece rest in the burner now. It makes it easier to clean it now and again.

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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spider webs from a tiny spider that are attracted to propane odor.. the web is finer than nylon stockings..

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