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05-27-2012, 06:19 PM
Got a question for all the tech guys out there. Just bought a new grill as the old one was repairable, but the cost just wasn't worth it. The new grill has a roatissarie burner on it. When I fire that burner up, I can hear the gas going into the burner as a hissing sound. I have never had a grill with a roatissarie burner on it so I am not sure if it is supposed to do that and I don't like to take chances when it comes to burning the house down. I bought it assembled at Wally world so the first thing I did was check all of the nuts and bolts etc. Am still working on the adjustment on the burners, but have almost got that part. (I know some of the people working there, so I also knew to go over this thing with a fine tooth comb!) 4551
This is a pic of the inside of the grill.
This is a pic of the burner assembly with the cover removed.
This is a closeup of where the gas is going into the burner.

All of the fittings are tight and there arn't any leaks. I have lit the burner and popped my finger into the gas stream. That is where I am hearing the sound from. The burner is lighting and gets hot.

Like I said, I don't like to take a chance with a grill burning down the house! Any help would be appreciated! :sign0092:
The rest of the grill seems to be fine as soon as I get the burners adjusted. I know that the factory settings are just that. 1 of the 3 burners was adjusted too lean and would only burn 1/2 of the burner. I got that pretty much worked out, but could use a hint with this one. Thanks!

05-27-2012, 08:23 PM
Did you check the line going into the burner for say a spider nest or any restrictions that may cause back pressure?

Also might be the regulator. It's hard to say.

05-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Does the burner light and then glow orange over the surface?

That is an infrared catalytic burner and shouldn't really show a flame, it should just glow orange.

If you light it and let it burn for a while do you smell gas?

05-27-2012, 10:58 PM
We had one a long time ago on a gas grill and they do make a little noise because of the way the nozzle is positioned and the open space, and they will sometimes have small flames until they fully come up to temp or grease splashes on it. The hotter you turn it up the louder it gets.