Thanks for the suggestions--didn't know about the valve
The tank is full, and the hose connector has been screwed
on properly, so I'm hoping that when my son replaced the
tank one of the grill valves was in the on position. I'll
report back when it's fixed!
If the hose connector wasn't screwed onto the tank threading properly,
it won't permit any gas to go to the grill. I understand that's a safety
feature. Try unscrewing it and reconnecting it more carefully. If it's
threaded on even a little incorrectly it may look like a tight
connection, but you won't get gas to the unit.
<< We replaced the propane tank on our Sunbeam gas grill,
and now the grill won't light. >>
Was the tank an unfilled new one? Best way to check is to heft the new tank. If
it feels to be about the same weight as your old one it's empty. The 20 lb.
difference between empty and full should be easily detected. HTH
Update: tried the valve sequence trick, made sure the tank
is full, still no gas flow.
I called the place where we get our propane tanks filled and
they said in newer tanks (which this is) there's a float that
can get stuck up at the top of the tank and block the gas flow.
They advised me to lift the tank about 8 in. off the ground and
let it drop so it strikes the ground sharply, hopefully dislodging
I tried a quick drop, but it didn't do the trick.
Any other ideas?
Many newer grills have a safety feature built in where the valve will not
allow gas to flow if the burner valve is in ON position when the valve on
the tank is opened.
Try this - Shut of all valves, disconnect and then re-connect hose to tank,
turn on valve above LP tank, THEN turn on burner valve, light w/ spark or
This feature can be really frustrating if you don't know it is in
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