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Old 11-21-2011, 02:13 AM   #11
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Yes, after the old tank ran out of fuel, which I suspected was the problem, I got a replacement and it made no real difference. It seemed like the tube might still be obstructed though, since the airflow seemed weak no matter how we adjusted the air intake mix. I think I'll try putting a wire through the tube and see if I can find anything in there.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #12
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First, if this is a cone style burner, I would take it apart and take a wire brush to the cone and disk, paying close attention to the vanes.

If this makes no difference that I suspect a FUSSY regulator. I have one cooker with this issue. The cure is in the careful lighting procedure. I start by disconnecting the regulator from the tank. Now open the regulator valve to relieve any pressure in the gas line. Close the regulator valve and reattach the assembly to the tank. Now open the tank valve and WAIT about 30 seconds. Now open the regulator valve and light. Apparently with some regulators, if you don't let the pressure equilibrate with the tank before opening the valve it doesn't function properly and you will get real low gas flow.

I was about ready to chuck this burner until I read the above tip online from folks having the same problem with the model (XYZ outdoor cooker). Some times I'll forget to close the regulator valve after bleeding it, and will have to start the whole process over again. I've seen this on some gas grills as well, and again waiting to light makes a difference. This problem is also worse with full tanks.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:15 AM   #13
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I have been using this same burner for about four years now, on and off, mostly off lately. I was going to just buy a new piece, but I'll give your re-pressurization suggestion a try first.

EDIT: Just went out and tried it, and it totally fixed it! Thanks!
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This was driving me nuts on my one burner. I use this burner for cooking, not brewing. I had about given up on it before I read that tip online. With my other burner this has never been an issue. It seems to be specific to certain regulators.
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