Member's Mark | BQ05046-6 | Owner`s Manual (General)

Grill Guide
For Model BQ05046-6-A
Professional Liquid Propane Gas Island Grill
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1. Read this Grill Guide before attempting to
assemble or operate your grill.
2. Follow all safety instructions.
3. Check for leaks according to directions in this
Grill Guide before operating your grill, even if
purchasing an assembled grill.
4. Keep this Grill Guide for future reference.
5. Contact 1-800-933-0527 should you need
assembly assistance or have any questions.
If stored indoors, then detach and leave propane cylinder outside.
Leave this Grill Guide with the consumer.
Retain this Grill Guide for future reference.
Safety Precautions
Always read and follow all DANGER, WARNING, AND FOR YOUR SAFETY notices in this Grill
Guide. Failure to do may result in serious bodily injury or death, or in a fire or an explosion causing
damage to property.
1. Grill installation must conform with local codes, or in their absence, with either the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1, or
Propane Storage and Handling Code, B149.2.
2. This gas grill, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or, in
the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, or the Canadian
Electrical Code, CSA C22.1.
3. This gas grill shall be used outdoors only, and shall not be used in a building, garage, or any other
enclosed area.
4. This gas grill is not intended to be installed in or on recreational vehicles and/or boats.
5. Never use any other type of fuel for this grill other than that specified on the name plate attached to
the grill or the cover of this Grill Guide.
6. Only use the pressure regulator with a type 1 connector that is supplied with this gas grill.
7. Before each use, check the gas hose for excessive abrasion or wear, or cuts. Replace a hose
assembly showing those signs with the hose assembly specified in the parts list before using the
1. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
2. An LP cylinder not connected for use shall not be stored in the vicinity of this or any other
If you smell gas:
1. Shut off gas to the appliance.
2. Extinguish any open flame.
3. Open lid.
4. If odor continues, keep away from the appliance, and immediately call your gas supplier or
your fire department.
Combustion by-products produced when using this product contain chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.
Table of Contents
Safety Precautions……….……………………………..……………...…………...…… 2
Table of Contents…………………….…………………………………..……….……...3
Warranty……………………………….………………………………………….…….. 4
Customer Support Center……………….………………………………………….…….4
Assembly Instructions...…………………………………………………………..…..5-13
General Information and Operation………………..………………………………..14-24
Trouble Shooting Guide……………………………………………….................……..25
Frequently Asked Questions……………………………………………………………26
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Date of Purchase: _________________
Retailer :
Serial Number: ___________________
Address :
The serial number may be found on the placard located
on the back of the grill
Sam’s Club
608 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Visit us at:
Limited Warranty
The manufacturer warrants to the original
consumer-purchaser that this product shall be
free from defects in workmanship and materials
under normal and reasonable use when
assembled and operated according to this Grill
Guide from date of purchase as follows:
One year except as noted below:
Stainless Steel Burners – 3 years
Stainless Steel Parts except Burners, Grates,
Warming Rack, and Heat Diffusers - 5 years
The manufacturer will, at its option, refinish or
replace any product or part found to be defective
during the limited warranty period. There may be
a shipping charge. The manufacturer may require
you to return the part(s) claimed to be defective
for its inspection, freight or postage prepaid.
Contact our Customer Support Center as shown
below before returning any part(s).
Additional information can be obtained by
Barbecue Grills
Warranty Dept.
1375 Mitchell Blvd
Schaumburg, IL 60193
The manufacturer will require reasonable proof
of purchase. We strongly recommend you
keep your sales receipt and register your grill.
You can attach your receipt to this guide.
This limited warranty does not cover the cost of
any inconvenience or property damage due to
failure of the product and does not cover damage
due to misuse, abuse, alteration, improper or
failure to perform normal and routine
maintenance, discoloration, scratches, rust,
accident, damage arising out of transportation of
the product, or normal wear and tear. This
limited warranty will not apply to any grill used
for commercial use.
This limited warranty is the sole warranty given
by the manufacturer and is in lieu of all other
warranties; express or implied, including implied
warranty of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose. Neither manufacturer dealers
nor the retail establishment selling this product
have any authority to make any warranties or to
promise remedies in addition to or inconsistent
with those stated above.
This limited warranty applies only to products
sold at retail, and is not transferable.
The manufacturer's maximum liability, in any
event, shall not exceed the purchase price of the
product paid by the original consumer-purchaser.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages.
Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights and may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state.
Customer Support Center
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appreciation of your new grill. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding
assembly, performance, warranty, or accessories. We have a full line of replacement parts available. Please
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Assembly Instructions
This page will give you an overview of information to assemble your grill. The following pages will show in
step-by-step detail how to do so. We offer the following suggestions to make your grill assembly as easy as
1.) Read through the entire Assembly Instructions before you begin.
2.) Choose an area large enough to comfortably lay out all the parts and hardware with enough room to easily
3.) Have an area with a non-abrasive surface where you can lay parts without scratching them.
4.) The Grill Island weighs in at close to 400 pounds. Use caution, and enough people, to remove the Grill
Island from the carton and steel pallet on the bottom.
5.) Lay all parts and hardware out and ensure you have everything listed on the Parts and Hardware page before
you begin assembly. See the Customer Support Page for contact information should any parts be damaged
or missing.
6.) A Philips head screwdriver has been provided if your gas grill requires one for assembly.
7.) Do not use a Power Screwdriver for assembly as you could strip the threads on the Nuts and Bolts.
8.) The propane tank for this grill is sold separately. See the LP Gas and Cylinder Information later in this
Failure to follow all Danger,
Warnings, and For Your Safety
notices in this Grill Guide may
result in serious bodily injury or
death, or in a fire or an explosion
causing damage to property.
Perform the Leak Test explained
later in this Grill Guide before
operating your grill.
Detail Parts List
1 Thermometer
2 Hood
3 Hood Bolt
4 Silicon Stopper For Hood
5 Hood Handle
6 Handle Connector-Left
7 Handle Connector-Right
8 Firebox Rear Panel
9 Rotisserie Spit Support
10 Firebox-Left Side Panel
11 Rotisserie Spit Storage Support Left
12 Rotisserie Spit Storage Support Right
13 Bottom Heat Shield
14 Rotisserie Motor Support
15 Firebox-Right Side Panel
16 Back Burner Front Frame
17 Heat Shield –Control Panel Inner
18 Electric Igniter
19 Side Burner Lower Heat Shield
20 Control Panel
21 Control Knob
22 Control Knob Seat
23 Side Burner Electrode
24 Side Burner Air Shutter
25 Side Burner Stem
26 Side Burner Lower Heat Shield-Left Support
27 Side Burner Head
28 Side Burner Inside Frame
29 Side Burner Grate
30 Side Burner Top Frame
31 Side Burner Cover
32 Rotisserie Motor
33 Rotisserie Assembly
A. Rotisserie Spit Handle
B. Rotisserie Spit Washer
C. Rotisserie Counterweight
D. Rotisserie Spit Bushing
E. Rotisserie Fork
F. Rotisserie Spit
34 Back Burner Cover
35 Side Burner Clapboard
36 Back Burner Fuel Line
37 Infrared Back Burner
38 Flame Sensor
39 Back Burner Electrode
40 Warming Rack
41 Large & Small Cooking Grate
42 Firebox Back-Top Plate
43 Heat Shield
44 Granite Countertop Insert
45 Grease Tray
46 Drawer Handle
47 Silicon Stopper for Countertop
48 Heat Diffuser
49 “U” Main Burner
50 Gas Manifold Assembly
51 Regulator and Hose
52 Smoker Drawer Cover
53 Smoker Drawer
54 Manual Igniter
55 Flip-up Door - Handle
56 Burner Support Rail
57 Firebox Back
58 Firebox Front
59 Cabinet Right-Top –Back Panel
60 Cabinet Left – Top –Back Panel
61 Firebox Support Right
62 Cabinet Bottom Panel
63 Cabinet Right Side Skirt
64 Cabinet Front Skirt
65 Countertop Frame
66 Firebox Support-Left
67 Cabinet Left Side Skirt
68 Cabinet Left Side Panel
69 Caster
70 Locking Caster
71 Swivel Caster
72 Locking Swivel Caster
73 Cabinet Right Side Panel
74 Cabinet Left –Back Panel
75 Cabinet Crossbar
76 Cabinet Right –Back Panel
77 Left Top Drawer
78 Drawer Glide Bracket –Right
79 Drawer Glide Bracket –Left
80 Right-Top Drawer
81 Flip-up Door
82 Cylinder Tray Glide Mounting
Bracket –Left
83 Cylinder Tray
84 Cylinder Tray Glide Mounting
Bracket –Right
85 Left Front Cabinet Support
86 Ice Chest Handle
87 Ice Chest Exterior
88 Ice Chest Lid
89 Ice Chest Cover Handle
90 Cabinet Shelf
91 Right Front Cabinet Support
92 Bottom Drawer Front Crossbar
93 Ice Chest Liner with Plug
94 Ice Chest Drawer Glide Mounting
Bracket -Right
95 Ice Chest Drawer
96 Ice Chest Drawer Glide Mounting
Bracket -Left
97 Bottom Drawer
98 Bottom Drawer Center Glide
Slide Bracket
99 Right Bottom Door
100 Cabinet Back Panel Bracket
101 Cylinder Support Ring
102 Flip-up Door Glide Rod
103 Electronic Ignition Button
104 Towel Bar Handle
105 Towel Roller
106 Silicon Stopper for drawers
107 Ice Chest Drain Plug
Detail Parts List - Not Shown In Diagram
108 Grill Cover
109 Main Burner Screw
110 Handle Bolt
111 Control Knob Allen Screw
112 Rotisserie Thumbscrew
113 Towel Bar Screw
114 Side Burner Cover Bolt and Nut
115 AA Battery
Detail Parts List
33 A 33-B
33-D 33-E
BQ05046-6-A Assembly Parts List
Heat Diffuser ---3 PCS
Small Cooking
Grate (9.5”)…..2PCS
Large Cooking
Grate (11.5”).….1PC
Warming Rack --- 1 PC
Rotisserie Spit with
Meat Fork--- 2 PCS
Counterweight--- 1 PC
Rotisserie Motor ---1PC
Towel Bar
Handle-----2 PCS
BQ05046-6-A Assembly Hardware List
A. “AA” Size Battery – 1 Pc
B. Spit Washer – 2 Pcs
C. Spit Bushing – 1 Pc
STEP 1 – Remove 2 Philips head screws on each end of the tabletop frame. Use the screws to attach a towel
bar to each end as shown.
Right Side
Left Side
STEP 2 – Insert the 3 Heat Diffusers inside the firebox. Note that the fronts of the heat diffusers are
stamped “Front” and must be at the front of the firebox. The sides of the heat diffusers fit down into slots on
the front and back of the firebox as shown in the insert.
STEP 3 – Insert the 3 Cooking Grates into the firebox. There are 2 small and 1 large cooking grates. They
can be inserted in any order.
STEP 4 – Insert the Warming Rack into the upper sides of the firebox. Be sure the sides of the
warming rack fit down into the slots to secure it in place.
STEP 5 – Slide the Rotisserie Motor onto the mounting bracket on the right side of the firebox sidewall.
Note: We recommend you store the Rotisserie Motor in one of the drawers when not in use. Do not use
the Rotisserie Motor in rain or expose to moisture.
STEP 6 –Assemble the Rotisserie Spit in the following order. Slide one spit washer onto the spit and
screw up next to the spit handle. Then slide on the counterweight, followed by the second spit washer.
Tighten the second spit washer to secure the counterweight. Next slide on the spit bushing. Finally slide
on both meat forks with the forks facing each other. Secure them to the middle of the spit by tightening
their thumbscrews. Use caution as the forks are sharp.
Insert 1
Insert 2
STEP 7 – Slide the Spit Assembly into place by inserting the pointed end into the rotisserie motor
(Insert 2) and placing the bushing into its bracket on the left firebox sidewall (Insert1). Note: We
recommend you store the counterweight and Forks in a drawer when not in use. A holder is located on
the back of the firebox for Spit storage.
Insert 1
Insert 2
STEP 8 – Unscrew the electronic igniter cap. Place the “AA” Battery into the electronic igniter with
the Positive (+) end facing up. Screw the electronic igniter cap back into place on the electronic igniter.
Do not dispose of batteries
in a fire. Batteries may
leak or explode.
STEP 9 – Remove any labels and additional packing material from the grill except CSA Label. Be
sure to clean all foam packing material out of all areas.
Congratulations! Your grill is now fully assembled. Please proceed and read the General Information
and Operation portion of the Grill Guide before hooking up a gas supply or operating your grill.
General Information and Instructions
Your new Member’s Mark Grill Island has been designed and manufactured to high quality standards. It will
provide you with many years of enjoyment with a minimal amount of maintenance. Please keep in mind the
following FOR YOUR SAFETY.
1. Your gas grill requires reasonable care during operation. It will be hot during cooking and cleaning.
You should never leave the grill unattended or move the grill when in use.
2. Children should never use your gas grill. Keep younger children and pets away when in use.
3. Only use your gas grill outside in a well-ventilated area. Never use indoors in any building, garage,
shed, or under any type of flammable canopy or overhang.
4. Ensure your grill is on level ground and the locking casters are locked before use.
5. Turn all gas valves off should the burners go out when cooking. Open the lid and wait 5 minutes before
6. Do not lean over the grill or touch the edges of the firebox or lid when in use.
7. Turn the burners off, close the lid, and shut off the LP cylinder should a grease fire occur.
8. Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air to this grill.
9. Keep the ventilation openings of the cylinder enclosure free and clear from debris.
10. Keep the outdoor cooking gas appliance area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and
other flammable vapors and liquids.
11. Do not put a barbecue cover or other flammable material in the storage area of this grill.
12. Do not use charcoal briquettes, lava rock, or any type of ceramic product in this grill.
LP Gas and Cylinder Information
Your new gas grill operates on LP (Liquid Propane) Gas. It is odorless, colorless, and non-toxic when produced.
You can smell LP gas as it has been given an odor similar to rotten cabbage for your safety.
Triangular Hand Wheel
Your grill uses the newest and safest LP Gas Cylinder.
1. A listed O.P.D. (Overfill Protection Device) must be used. This prevents
accidental gas leaks caused by overfilling of the tank. Each tank contains
a float that closes the input valve when the tank is 80% full. This allows
room for the LP gas to expand in hot temperatures. A triangular hand
wheel distinguishes this type of tank.
2. O.C.C.1 Type 1 Quick Connect Valve – provides fast tank hook-ups and requires only to be tightened by
hand. Large external threads on the outlet part of the valve distinguish this.
In addition, the LP tank you use with your grill must meet the following requirements
1. Required Measurements: 12-1/2” (317mm) in diameter and 18-1/2” (472mm) in height.
2. 20-pound (9.1kg) propane cylinder.
3. Constructed and marked with U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) for the US or CAN/CSAB339, Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for Transportation of Dangerous Goods; and Commission, for
4. A safety release valve.
5. A means for vapor withdrawal.
6. A collar to protect the tank valve.
7. A bottom ring for mounting.
Do not attempt to use a cylinder with any other type of connection device.
Some areas only allow you to exchange your empty cylinder for a replacement that is already full. Other areas
allow you to refill your cylinder. If you are in an area where you can refill your cylinder:
1. Use only a licensed dealer.
2. The dealer must first purge a new cylinder before filling.
3. Never fill a cylinder more than 80% full by weight. Volume will vary by temperature. An empty
cylinder weighs approximately 18 pounds (8.2kgs).
4. Be sure the LP dealer checks the cylinder for leaks after filling.
5. Do not release LP gas into the atmosphere, as it can unexpectedly ignite when mixed with air.
6. Contact a LP dealer to remove LP gas from a cylinder.
7. Only exchange your cylinder for one with an O.P.D. feature as shown above.
A frosty cylinder valve indicates possible gas overfill. Close the LP valve and call your dealer
1. Never store any extra cylinders under or near your grill.
2. Never fill your cylinder over 80% full by weight. This may cause release of gas from the safety
relief valve.
3. If the information in points 1 and 2 above is not followed exactly, a fire causing death or serious
injury may occur.
1.) The gas supply must be turned off at the LP gas supply cylinder when this gas grill is not in use.
2.) Storage of this gas grill indoors is permissible only if the cylinder is disconnected and removed from
the gas grill.
3.) Cylinders must be stored outdoors out of reach of children and must not be stored in a building,
garage, or any other enclosed area.
A leak test should be done each time a cylinder is refilled or exchanged. Do
not smoke or use any type of flammable material in the area during this leak test.
Do not use an open flame to check for leaks.
1. Test outside in a well ventilated area.
2. Use a paintbrush and a solution of 50% liquid soap and 50% water. Do
not use cleaning agents and they can damage the fuel supply parts.
3. Brush liquid onto areas highlighted with arrows.
4. Bubbles indicate a leak.
Bubbles indicate a leak. In that case, call your LP dealer or fire department immediately.
1. Place dust cap on cylinder valve outlet whenever the cylinder is not in use.
Only install the type of dust cap on the cylinder valve outlet that
is provided with the cylinder valve. Other types of caps or plugs
may result in leakage.
Dust Cap
2. Always transport in an upright position.
3. Do not smoke when transporting your cylinder.
4. Keep cylinders out of direct sunlight and away from sources of heat.
Regulator and LP Cylinder Connections
The pressure regulator and hose assembly provided with this gas grill must be used. This regulator is set
for an outlet pressure of 11 inches water column. Replacement pressure regulators and hose assemblies
must be those specified in the parts list.
Your regulator is equipped with a Q.C.C. Type 1 quick connect system. It will not allow gas to flow until a
positive seal has been made. It has a flow-limiting device that will restrict the flow of gas to 10 cubic feet per
hour (0.28 cubic meters per hour).
1. Place the tank onto the sliding LP cylinder tray.
2. The front of the tank valve should face to the front of the cabinet.
3. Unhook the LP cylinder support ring and lower it down over the
neck of the LP cylinder. Reattach the hook to secure.
4. Lock the LP cylinder tray in place by turning the LP cylinder
tray stopper to a right angle.
1. Be sure the LP cylinder is “OFF” by turning the hand wheel clockwise
until it stops.
2. Place the cylinder into the base cabinet shelf of the grill with the valve
facing outward and secure with the cylinder retaining bolt.
3. Be sure all burner controls are turned to the “Off” position.
4. Remove the safety cap from the cylinder valve.
5. Center the nipple of the regulator into the cylinder
6. Turn the black nut clockwise until it stops. Hand Tighten Only.
Do Not Use A Wrench.
The regulator must enter the
cylinder valve in a straight
Center this nipple of the
regulator into the cylinder
Q.C.C.1 Type 1 Connector
Always keep the gas cylinder in the
upright position all the time
1. Do not connect this grill to any unregulated sources of propane.
2. Before each use, check the gas hose for excessive abrasion or wear, or cuts. Replace a hose
assembly showing those signs with the hose assembly specified in the parts list before using the
grill. Inspect the hose assembly by opening the cabinet door underneath the side burner and
following the regulator hose up to its connection to the gas manifold assembly.
3. Always perform the Leak Test listed below before using your grill for the first time, if the cylinder
has been changed, any gas components have been changed, the regulator flow-limiting device has
been activated, or after a long period of non-use.
4. Do not attempt to connect this grill to the LP system of a motor home or trailer.
1. Ensure the LP cylinder valve and all burners are “Off”.
2. Ensure the LP cylinder is connected to the regulator.
3. If the information in 1 & 2 is not followed exactly, a fire causing death or serious injure may occur.
4. Mix up a solution of 50% water and 50% liquid dish soap. Do not use any household cleaner
5. Open the LP tank valve by turning the hand wheel counterclockwise one turn. If you hear a rushing
sound, turn the gas off immediately. In that case, there could be a leak at the connection. Reconnect
the cylinder to the regulator.
6. Spray or brush on the solution covering the following areas: cylinder welds, regulator and cylinder
connection, gas hose connection to the regulator, gas hose, and the gas hose connection to the gas
manifold assembly.
7. Growing bubbles on any of the parts and connections listed above indicate a gas leak. Immediately
shut off the LP tank valve by turning the valve clockwise. Retighten the connections or order
replacement parts as needed. Continue to test as necessary until no leaks are detected.
8. Close the LP tank valve by turning the hand wheel clockwise.
1. DO NOT USE THE GRILL if you cannot stop a leak. Be sure the LP cylinder valve is
closed. If the LP cylinder is still leaking, contact your LP dealer or local fire department.
2. Do not use any match or open flame, or smoke, during leak testing.
3. Do not light a burner during leak testing.
4. The replacement hose assembly must be the one identified.
Grill Placement
1. Minimum clearance required from
sides and back of unit to adjacent
combustible construction is 24 inches
(61 cm).
2. Do not locate or use this outdoor
cooking gas appliance under
overhead combustible surfaces.
Keep any electrical supply cord and the fuel
supply hose away from any heated surfaces
and water.
Check with your apartment manager regarding
your regulations for barbecues.
Do not face the grill directly into the wind
Grill Operations
1. Ensure your grill is located on a level surface.
2. Lock the locking casters by pressing or turning the locking lever on the casters counterclockwise before
use. Unlock by turning or pressing the locking lever on the casters clockwise.
3. Keep the gas grill area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and
other flammable vapors and liquids.
4. Ensure nothing is obstructing the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
5. Ensure the ventilation openings of the cylinder enclosure are free and clear of debris.
6. Visually check burner flames.
1. Read instructions before lighting.
2. Open lid during lighting.
3. If ignition does not occur in 5 seconds, turn the burner control(s) off, wait 5 minutes and repeat
the lighting procedure
1. Open the lid.
2. Ensure all burner control knobs are in the “Off” position.
3. Turn on the LP gas by slowly turning the hand wheel on the cylinder valve.
4. Push in the burner control knob of the burner you wish to light
and turn left to “HI/LIGHT”. You will hear a click as a spark is sent
to the burner. If the burner does not light, then turn back to “Off”,
and repeat this procedure. Continue this process until the burner
5. Use the Manual directions if it still will not light.
6. When lit, turn the burner control knob to its desired heat setting.
Main Burner
1. Open the lid.
2. Ensure all burners are in the “Off” position.
3. Slowly turn on the gas at the LP cylinder valve if it is not already on.
4. Place a match in the Match Holder. This is located in the top center
drawer of the grill cabinet underneath the right main burner.
5. Use the holder to slide the lit match though the cooking grates and the
front of the heat tent to the left of the burner you wish to light.
6. Press and turn the burner control knob to “HI/LIGHT”. Continue to push
in and hold up to 5 seconds or until the burner lights.
7. If the burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn the burner control
knob to “Off”. Wait 5 minutes for gas to clear, and try again.
8. When lit, turn the control knob to the desired heat setting.
1. Open the lid or side burner cover
2. Ensure the burner control knob is in the “Off” position, as well as any
main burners not in use.
3. Slowly turn on the gas at the LP cylinder valve if it is not already on.
Electric Igniter
4. Push in and turn the appropriate burner control knob to “HI/LIGHT” and
hold in.
5. Depress the electronic ignition button and hold. You should hear a
Back Burner
clicking sound, which shows the electronic ignition is working.
Side Burner
6. If the burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn the burner control
knob to “Off”. Wait 5 minutes for the gas to clear, and repeat the
above procedure. Use the Manual directions if it still will not light.
7. For the back burner, continue to push and hold the burner control knob in for 5 to 7 seconds after the burner
lights until the flame sensor begins operating. Letting up on the burner control knob before a high enough
temperature has been reached may cause the flame sensor to shut off fuel to the back burner.
8. When lit, turn the burner control knob to its desired heat setting.
1. Open the lid or side burner cover.
2. Ensure the side and back burner control knobs are in the “Off”
position as well as any main burner not in use.
3. Slowly turn on the gas at the LP cylinder valve if it is not already on.
4. Place a match in the Match Holder if lighting the back burner. This
is located in the top center drawer of the grill cabinet underneath the
right main burner.
5. Strike the match, and place near the top of the burner if lighting the
side burner or near the center of the back burner if lighting the back
6. Push in and turn the appropriate burner control knob to “HI/LIGHT”
and hold in.
7. If the burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn the burner
control knob to “Off”. Wait 5 minutes for the gas to clear, and try again.
8. For the back burner, continue to push and hold the burner control knob in
for 5 to 7 seconds after the burner lights until the flame sensor begins operating. Letting up on the burner
control knob before a high enough temperature has been reached may cause the flame sensor to shut off fuel
to the back burner.
9.When lit, turn the burner control knobs to their desired heat setting.
1. Turn all burner control knobs to the “Off” position.
2. Turn off the gas supply at the LP tank by turning the valve clockwise.
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Grill
1. Do not clean any part of your barbecue grill in a self-cleaning oven.
2. Do not use oven cleaners, abrasive kitchen cleaners, cleaners that contain citrus products, or
mineral spirits.
3. Do not use any type of steel bristled brush.
4. Clean your grill regularly to prohibit grease build-ups and avoid a grease fire or excessive flareups.
and warm water. A cloth, soft brush, or plastic cleaning pad can be used. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. The
stainless steel used in the construction of your grill is 304 commercial grade. There are many specific stainless
steel cleaners available. Follow the manufacturer’s directions. Always polish in the direction of the lines. Do
not allow dirt and grease to accumulate. Do not use steel wool, as it will scratch the surface.
In addition, the following products and naturally occurring substances in the outdoors will damage all stainless
steel finishes. Use caution so that they do not come in contact with your gas grill. Immediately wash them off
and dry the stainless steel should they ever come in contact with your Gas Grill. This includes, but is not
limited to, Pool Chemicals (chlorine and bromine), Lawn Fertilizer, Ice Melting Salts, Sea or Salt Water, Urine,
Bird Droppings, and Tree Sap.
COOKING GRATES, WARMING RACK, AND HEAT DIFFUSERS – use a stiff brass brush. Wash with
warm water and mild dish soap as needed, rinse, and dry.
GREASE PAN AND TRAY – check after each use. Remove and empty the Tray when half full. Remove and
clean the Pan as grease builds up. Both can be washed with warm water and mild dish soap.
ELECTRONIC IGNITER – visually inspect for cracks. Replace if a crack is found. Do not use water to
clean the igniter.
BURNERS – we recommend you clean your burners at least twice a year, or before use if the grill has not been
used in over one month.
Small insects, such as spiders, are able to access the burner tubes. Sometimes they will build nests or spin
webs. In either case, this can block or reduce the amount of gas flowing through the burner. You will
usually see a smaller flame, or a flame that is mostly yellow rather than blue, coming from the burner when
this happens. Other signs include the gill not heating evenly, not reaching temperature, or burners not
igniting. In cases with severe blockage, this can cause the flame to burn backwards, and outside of the
burner tubes, which can cause damage to your grill and/or personal injury. IMMEDIATELY SHUT OFF
CLOCKWISE SHOULD THIS HAPPEN. Wait for the grill to cool, and then clean all burners. Your
grill may be stored indoors only if the LP cylinder is disconnected and removed from the appliance.
1. Ensure the LP gas is turned off at the LP cylinder.
2. Remove the cooking grates, heat diffusers, and grease tray.
3. Remove the Phillips Head screws located at the back end
of each burner.
4. Lift each burner up and out.
5. Clean the inside of the burner using a stiff wire. A
straightened coat hanger is one suggested tool. An
alternative way to clean the inside of the burner is using
compressed air. Always wear eye protection if using this
method. Never enlarge the burner ports during cleaning.
6. Brush the outer surface of the burner.
7. Ensure all ports (holes) are free of all debris
8. Inspect the burner. Replace if any cracks or enlarged holes.
9. Reinstall the burners making sure the burners seat over the
valves as shown in the figure to the right.
Properly locating the burner with respect to the orifice is vital for safety
10. Secure the back of the burners to the firebox with the Phillips
Head screws.
11. Replace the grease tray, heat diffusers, and cooking grates.
12. Perform a Leak Test described earlier in this guide.
Always inspect the burner flame after lighting. A good flame
should be primarily blue with a yellow tip and have a minimal
amount of noise. Some yellow tips are OK if under one inch.
New burners sometimes have oil residue, which will cause
yellow flame when burning off. Variations in gas supply,
altitude, weather, and other factors can all impact burner
performance. Older grills can also show more yellow flame as
food deposits, oils, and fats can build up
1. Keep the grilling area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors
and liquids.
2. Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
3. Keep the ventilation openings of the cylinder enclosure free and clear from debris.
Your grill is equipped with electronic ignition for the back and side burners. It’s powered by one “AA” size
battery. Replace the battery when necessary. Unscrew the igniter top. Place the new battery into the igniter
with the positive (+) end of the battery facing up. Screw the igniter top back into place.
1. Clean your grill before storage.
2. Storage of a gas grill indoors is permissible only if the cylinder is disconnected and removed from the
gas grill.
3. Cover the grill.
4. Perform a Leak Test before use after storage.
Grilling With Your New Grill
Welcome to the world of grilling. Whether you’re already an established griller, or just starting out, your new
grill should bring you much enjoyment and satisfaction, to say nothing of some phenomenal meals. We
encourage you to experiment to find your own favorite recipes.
The control panel is labeled “HI”, “LOW”, and “OFF” for each burner control knob. Simply push in on the
temperature control knobs and turn to the desired heat setting. A thermometer is placed in the hood so that you
can see the cooking temperature inside the grill.
The heat diffusers are designed to help evenly distribute heat throughout the grill. They are also designed to
catch and smoke the right amount of drippings, adding more flavors to your meal.
Food cooked on the grill is either done using direct or indirect cooking. Direct cooking is when the food is
cooked directly over the heat. Food is placed in-between the burners for indirect cooking.
DIRECT – used for preheating and searing
Use Direct cooking to sear meats. This helps to keep food moist by locking in juices. Some food, such as steak,
is first seared using Direct cooking, and then finished cooking using the Indirect method. This is generally used
for quicker cooking foods. Preheat the grill to 500°F (260°C). You can shut off one or more burners if you do
not need to use the entire grilling surface once you reach over 500°F(260°C). You can also use a medium high
heat of 400°F or more by turning the burners down slightly. Place the food directly over the heat source.
Remain vigilant when grilling using this method, as it’s easy to overcook.
INDIRECT – how most food is cooked on a gas grill
Indirect cooking is used for foods that take longer to cook, including large cuts of meat such as roasts. It’s also
used for cooking more delicate food that can dry out quickly such as fish and poultry, for fattier foods to reduce
flare-ups, and when grilling using a roasting pan or aluminum foil. Preheat the grill to 500°F(260°C). Then
turn some burners off, and others to medium to low depending on the temperature you want to maintain.
Generally, turn the center burner off for a 3-burner model and the 2 inside burners off on a 4-burner model.
Grills with more than 4 burners will vary depending on what you are cooking. Generally, you want to keep the
temperature around 350°F. Do not place the food directly over any burners when using this grilling method.
Use the side burner to boil soups, corn on the cob, lobster, steam, stir-fries, or warm.
This grill comes with a Rotisserie. The Rotisserie Motor must be grounded in accordance with local codes, or
in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-1990.
This appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounded plug for your protection. It should be plugged
directly into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. Do not cut or remove the grounding prong
from this plug.
1. Do not operate your Rotisserie Motor in the rain, or expose it to moisture. Store it in a dry
place when not in use.
2. Keep any electrical supply cord and fuel supply hose away from any heated surfaces.
3. Use caution when handling the spit rod and meat forks, as their ends are sharp. Use insulated
protective mitts or potholders as rotisserie parts and food become hot during use.
4. Keep out of reach of children.
5. Do not operate with a damaged cord or plug.
6. Turn motor switch to “OFF” before removing from outlet.
7. Unplug the rotisserie motor when not in use.
8. Do not use the main burners or side burner when using the rotisserie.
1. Install the rotisserie motor onto the mounting bracket.
2. Slide the counterweight on the spit rod between 2 washers next to the handle, followed by the bushing.
Then slide one meat fork on with the tongs pointing towards the tip of the spit. See Step 5 in the
Assembly Instructions.
3. Skewer the meat onto the spit rod, and slide to the center. You want to balance the weight as evenly as
4. Slide on the second meat fork with the prongs facing the meat.
5. Center the meat and slide both meat forks into the meat. Tighten the setscrews on the forks.
6. Check the balance of the food on the spit by rotating it loosely in your hands. The spit rod should rotate
evenly with little effort. Adjust the food on the spit to balance as necessary.
7. Place the spit into the motor and support bracket. Be sure the bushing rests on the support bracket. Note
that you will need to remove the warming rack and possibly the grates depending on the size of the food
you are cooking.
8. Plug in the rotisserie motor, and turn “On”. Ensure the spit is rotating freely and evenly. Adjust the
meat and counterweight as necessary. Turn “Off” once balanced.
9. Place a pan under the food to catch the drippings from rotisserie cooking. Do not allow the drippings to
fall down into the firebox. Again, it may be necessary to remove the cooking grates.
10. Open the hood and light the back burner following the instructions earlier in this Grill Guide.
11. Close the hood and adjust the burner control knob for the back burner to the setting you prefer.
12. Turn the motor “Off” when opening the hood to inspect the meat or when done before removing the spit
Erratic noises from the motor are a signal of what could be an unbalanced spit rod. This could cause severe
damage to the motor and gears. Follow the instructions above to better balance your spit.
Smoking gives food a distinctive, delicious flavor. You will find a variety of wood chips or pellets available for
use in smoking grilled foods. Start your grill and allow it to reach the desired cooking temperature for the food
you are grilling. Wear an insulated cooking mitt and pull the Smoker Drawer out of the grill and fill with your
prepared smoking chips. Dried herbs and spices may also be added to produce different flavors. Return the
Smoker Box to the grill and the heat will produce smoke and season the food.
You can reduce the strength of the smoke flavor by only smoking for half or three quarters of the cooking time.
The heat required for smoking is normally low to medium.
We strongly recommend using a meat thermometer. Food cooked on a grill can brown very fast on the outside,
well before it’s cooked on the inside. Many factors can influence cooking times, including wind, outdoor
temperatures, and altitude. Therefore, it’s best to use a meat thermometer to ensure your food has cooked long
enough. Check with your specific recipe, but for general guidelines:
1. Hamburgers, sausages, and all ground meat should reach 160°F (71°C).
2. Beef should reach 145°F (63°C) for medium rare
3. Veal should reach 160°F (71°C) for medium and lamb should reach 145°F (63°C) for medium rare.
4. Pork should reach 160°F (71°C).
5. Poultry should reach 180°F(82°C), or 170°F(77°C) for boneless pieces.
1. Always “Preheat” your grill before cooking. Light all main burners, turn to “HI”, and close the lid until
the thermometer reads over 500°F (260°C), which should be 5 to 10 minutes. Then adjust the burner
control knobs to the proper temperature. Note that no preheating is necessary for the side burner.
2. The thermometer measures the temperature at the top of the lid. The temperature down by the cooking
grates is generally somewhat warmer.
3. Mother Nature can impact your grilling times. Allow more cooking time for cold, wind, and higher
altitudes. We recommend you place the grill in an area protected from much wind.
4. Trim away any excess fat from meat to reduce flare-ups.
5. Keep similar size portions together so that they cook more evenly.
6. Generally speaking, the more food on the grill, the longer the cooking time.
7. Be aware when using the Direct cooking method, as food can easily become overcooked, burned, or dry
out. Food may require more turning, or sometimes, may need to be moved off the flame.
8. Larger pieces of meat generally require more cooking time per pound than smaller pieces of meat.
9. If a major flare-up, or too many flare-ups occur, turn off the gas, move the food away from the flare-up,
and close the hood. Restart the grill once the flare-up has died down.
10. Turn foods infrequently. Generally, only turn a steak once during cooking.
11. Use tongs rather than a fork when turning the food on the grill. Less juice will be lost that way.
12. Know your sauce and when to apply. Oil and vinegar based sauces can be brushed on any time. Sugar
based sauces like barbecue sauce should be applied during the last few minutes of cooking.
13. A timer can help you keep from over-cooking the food.
14. Use insulated protective mitts or potholders when working around a grill in operation.
15. Use a small amount of cooking oil on the cooking grates before heating to reduce foods sticking on the
1. Always use safe food handling and preparation when using this grill.
2. Wash all poultry, seafood, and vegetables before cooking.
3. Use separate platters, plates, and utensils for uncooked and cooked foods.
4. Leave all meat, poultry, and seafood in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
5. Use a meat thermometer to ensure foods are adequately cooked.
Trouble Shooting Guide
1.) Gas supply is turned off. Turn on gas at LP cylinder.
2.) Out of propane. Check to be sure you still have propane in your tank.
3.) Regulator is not properly seated into the tank valve. Remove and reattach. Hand tighten only.
4.) Crimped fuel supply hose. Inspect and straighten.
5.) Regulator failure or damaged hose. Order replacement part and replace.
6.) Make sure you can hear the electronic igniter clicking. If not, replace the battery with an “AA” size.
Inspect the electrode to be sure it’s not coated in grease or dirt. If so, clean with rubbing alcohol. Check
the distance from the electrode tip to the burner. The tip of the electrode should be 1/8” to ¼” from the
main burner and 1/8” to 3/16” from the side burner. Adjust if necessary. Inspect the electrodes to be
sure they are not cracked or broken. If so, order replacement parts and replace.
7.) Blockage in the gas system. Inspect the burners to be sure insects, spider webs, etc do not block them.
Clean if necessary. Inspect under the control panel to be sure the burners are aligned properly with the
1.) New burner may have residual oil, which will burn off.
2.) Tubes in burners are blocked. Remove and clean.
3.) Burners have a high grease or dirt build-up. Remove and clean.
4.) Burners are not aligned properly with the valves. Inspect under the control panel.
1.) Out of gas. Check to be sure you still have propane in your tank.
2.) Your excessive fuel flow valve has tripped, thereby reducing the flow of gas. Turn off all burners, wait
30 seconds, and relight grill. If problem persists, turn off all burners. Disconnect regulator from tank.
Wait 10 minutes. Reconnect regulator and leak test. Slowly turn on LP tank and relight grill. Other
ways the flow limiting device can be activated include
a. A ruptured gas hose. Inspect, perform a leak test, and replace as necessary.
b. Opening the control knobs before turning on the LP gas at the cylinder. Turn on the gas at the
LP cylinder first before turning on a control knob to light.
c. Improper purging of cylinder before it was filled. See your LP gas dealer.
3.) Wind could be blowing out your burners. Turn front of grill to face wind or move out of the wind.
1.) Heat diffusers, inside of grill, grates, and burners need to be cleaned.
2.) Grease tray needs to be cleaned and emptied.
3.) Using too high of heat to cook. Reduce control knob setting.
4.) Direct cooking method will produce more flare-ups than indirect. If using direct method, try using
Immediately shut off cylinder valve and allow grill to cool.
1.) Check burners for obstructions and clean.
2.) Inspect under the control panel to be sure the burners are aligned properly with the valves.
3.) Gas is leaking from a faulty connection or damaged hose. Perform a leak test and inspect for leaks.
Tighten or replace parts as necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I convert my gas grill from one fuel source to another?
No. Your gas grill is manufactured to specific standards developed by CSA and ANSI for your safety
and grilling performance for either LP or Natural Gas. We do not offer conversion kits nor do we
recommend you change the fuel type.
What is the difference between 304 commercial series stainless steel and others?
304 series stainless steel is also called 18/8, which means that it contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel.
The chromium gives the stainless steel its color and its corrosion resistant properties on the surface. The
nickel, which is what differentiates 304 series stainless steel, hardens the surface for additional
protection. Some manufacturers use a 430 series stainless steel, which is 18/0. It contains less that 1%
nickel. Therefore, it provides less corrosion protection and rust resistance. Our grills use only 304
series stainless steel. 304 series stainless steel is not magnetic, where 430 series stainless steel is.
How are your grills tested?
Our grills are tested and certified by CSA, a leading worldwide independent testing center, to meet or
exceed various CSA and ANSI standards along with various performance standards. The burners and
gas line in each grill are also individually tested when each grill comes off the assembly line just prior to
packaging. Each burner is ignited for this test.
What is the humming noise I sometimes here coming from my regulator?
The humming sound you can hear is just gas flowing through the regulator. There is no need to be
concerned with a low volume of noise.
My grill has a low flame on some burners, or some burners will not light at all. What can cause this?
This can be caused by the regulator’s flow limiting device, which is generated by a sudden change in
pressure. Opening the tank valve too quickly can cause this. In this case, close the LP tank valve and
disconnect from the regulator. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Reconnect the regulator to the LP tank.
Open the grill lid. Slowly open the LP tank valve. Follow the burner lighting procedures and light the
burner furthest from the LP tank. Continue to light the other burners as you move towards the LP tank.
Can I use ceramic plates, briquettes of any kind, or lava rocks?
No. Your grill is designed for use only with the heat diffusers. Grease drips down on to the diffusers
and is burned, creating steam and additional flavor.
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