How to Solve Char-broil Grill Problems
When you have been using your Char-broil grill for longer period of time, you might experience little problems, like with any other household appliance. Solutions for them can be fairly simple. It’s best to taken care of them as soon as the appear, to avoid problems to persist or even build up in the long run.
Like any other propane, charcoal, or electric gas grill, you are likely to encounter problems from odd smells, no lights, no heats to awkward gas tasting food. Normally this is common for used up electric and charcoal grill. To solve them, some parts may even need replacement.
5 Most Common Problems:
1. Odd burnt smell
This is common if old grease and burnt excess were not removed properly during regular cleaning. This can also affect starting the burner.
You can always scrape them off thoroughly with a knife and rinse with dishwashing soap after. Great tip here is to always make sure that grease excess and other thick residues are removed after grilling.
2. It does not light up nor flow gas
There are a few things you need to consider that can cause this, such as
- the hose may not be fully tight on both ends,
- the tank could have low propane gas,
- there could have been clogging of dirt, grease, and other substance build-ups or worse,
- safety features may be damaged.
- Securely tighten both ends of the hose
- Fill tank if gas is empty
- Remove clogs and dirt either by using a steel skewer poked or compressed air.
- If nothing else works, have valves and other safety features replaced
3. Food has awkward gas taste
This concern normally occurs when the grill has been used for many years. Gas regulators have a tendency to malfunction during longer period of usage.
Have your gas regulator checked or replaced.
4. Cannot get the heat high enough to cook faster
This problem is often caused by leak in the lines, regulator problems, tripped regulator causing improper lighting procedure, and safety valve issues. This normally results in low flame, which is likely not producing quick enough cooking results.
- First thing first, check if there is anything in the propane gas tank.
- To avoid tripped regulator, reset regulator. Tip here is to follow proper guidelines of turning on/off grill. To turn off grill properly after use, make sure turn off knobs on the grill then the propane tank.
- For line leaks smudge soapy water on the hose or line and see if you can spot continuous bubbles. The bubbles signify the leaking in which the hose is continually emitting propane gas.
- With regulator issues, regulators tend to malfunction and cause the low pressure release. Make sure to turn off gas first before resolving. Try to detach each line on both ends and wait for a couple of minutes then reconnect back. Normally it would resort back to its normal function. If it does not work, have the regulator checked or replaced.
5. There is gas flow, however it won’t light
This problem is normally caused by the push-button ignitor located on the front of your grill.
You can resolve this problem by pressing the button with the gas grill turned off. Check beneath the grill if there any sparks or light emitted. Normally this does the trick. If there’s no result, then you should probably replace your ignitor.
The Char-Broil grills may be built to last, however, if small problems are not properly tended, then problems will built up and might even cause your grill to stop working. Important tip is to check your charbroil grill parts on a regular basis. You should follow the advice above in cleaning the grill and provide proper maintenance, for you to have longer and good performing grill.
In case you experience any other problems with your char-broil grill, feel free to send us your questions, and we'll try to find a suitable answer and post it on our website.
Happy grilling :)