Freezing Regulator / Reduced Gas Flow/Burner Intensity
Author: Rett Rasmussen Reference Number: AA-00333 Views: 9941 Created: 2010-12-22 10:17 Last Updated: 2011-01-10 15:59 0 Rating/ Voters

Issue:  The grill will heat up initially but after cooking a bit the grill significantly loses heat.  The valve/regulator appears to be freezing.

Response: In the Troubleshooting section on Page 13 of the grill’s Care & Use Manual, we mention:” Is the regulator frozen? (Typical with new tank). Burn unit at medium heat for five minutes to correct.”

The small tanks are not filled uniformly by the manufacturers. If overfilled, the gas is released at a higher pressure, which results in the lower temperatures at the valve/regulator. You should keep an eye on this and turn the valve to “MED” to reduce the gas flow, which will keep the valve from freezing. This, unfortunately, is common with the smaller 1 lb bottles of propane, regardless of the appliance is used with. This freezing does not occur on the Solaire Anywhere when used with a 20 lb (5 gallon) propane tank (requires our tank adapter hose model SOL-SAHOSE6).

Also, try hanging the propane bottle over the edge of the table, so that the control knob is on top and the top of the bottle is pointed upward. This allows the propane to fully vaporize, avoiding the freezing of the regulator.

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