If your grill tank isn't working, here's a checklist of troubleshooting actions you can try:
- Check that the hose attachment is properly connected to the propane tank, and double-check that the screw-on valve is tightened. Some propane tanks have safety features that won’t allow gas to escape from the canister unless the hose connection is tightly secured with the gas release mechanism.
- Take a look at your connector. If it’s less than an inch long, it won’t be long enough to depress the check valve inside the valve. In this case, you’ll need a new connector that’s over an inch long.
- If your valve is turned all the way on, the tank may not release propane. This is a safety feature. Start over, turning the valve only once, then igniting the grill.
- To increase the flame, continue turning the valve in smaller increments until the flame is where you need it.
- If none of these actions work, it’s possible that you have a faulty regulator, which stops the flow of propane. In this case, it’s best to get a new hose with a regulator, and try again.
If you are still having trouble with your propane grill tank and the connectors and valves seem to be operating properly, you may need to exchange your tank.