Owners Manual Model 2200.qxd
Aussie
TM
by
PORTABLE LP Gas Grill
Assembly and Use Manual
MODEL 2200
For Customer Service, call
1-800-251-7558
www.meco.net
© MECO CORPORATION® 2004
•READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ASSEMBLY OR USE.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN DEATH, SERIOUS
BODILY INJURY, AND/OR PROPERTY LOSS.
•FOR OUTDOOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE.
•SOME PARTS MAY CONTAIN SHARP EDGES - ESPECIALLY WHERE NOTED IN THIS
MANUAL! WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES IF NECESSARY.
•THESE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE KEPT WITH THE CONSUMER AND RETAINED FOR
FUTURE USE.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
Shut off gas to the appliance.
Extinguish any open flame.
Open Hood.
If odor continues, immediately call your gas
supplier or your fire department.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
1. Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
within 25 feet (7.62m) of this or any other
appliance.
2. An LP cylinder not connected for use
shall not be stored within 10 feet (3.05m)
in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
Contents
I. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS............................................2
II. Preparation and Grill Set-up..............................................4
III. Attaching the LP Gas Cylinder to the Regulator ..............6
IV. Before Using Your LP Gas Grill..........................................6
A) Selecting a Location......................................................6
B) Leak Testing.................................................................6
V. Operating Your LP Gas Grill...............................................7
A) Gas Cylinder and Regulator Information.......................7
1) LP Cylinder...............................................................7
2) Connecting/Disconecting LP Gas Cylinder to Grill...8
B) Regulator Assembly.....................................................8
C) Preparation Before Cooking........................................8
1) Lighting the Grill Using the Igniter.............................9
2) Manual Lighting of the Grill....................................9
3) Grill Cooking...........................................................10
4) End of Cooking Session........................................10
5) Turning Off Your LP Gas Grill................................10
D) Care and Maintenance..............................................11
1) Burner Maintenance...............................................11
2) Cleaning the Grill....................................................12
3) Grease Cup ...........................................................12
4) LP Cylinder Storage...............................................12
5) Precautions............................................................12
6) Preventive Maintainance.......................................12
7) Grill Moving & Storage.........................................13
VI. Troubleshooting............................................................13
VII. Replacement Parts .....................................................14
VIII. Limited Warranty..........................................................16
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE SAFEGUARDS COULD RESULT IN DEATH, SERIOUS
BODILY INJURY, AND/OR PROPERTY LOSS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY BEFORE ASSEMBLY OR USE OF THE LP GAS GRILL.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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6. Have a BC dry chemical fire extinguisher accessible.
Never attempt to extinguish a grease fire with water or
other liquids. Dirt, sand or baking soda may be used in
an emergency.
WARNING! Read and follow all instructions. This grill
is fully assembled. Do not use grill if it is not
COMPLETELY assembled, parts are not securely
fastened, or parts are missing.
2. For Household Outdoor Use Only - Do Not Use Indoors
or on recreational vehicles or boats. Never use as a
space heater. Caution: Do not use this grill unless the
legs are fully extended. NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE.
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7.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of serious or fatal
injury from breathing toxic fumes and from explosion and
fire as a result of leaking gas, use only outdoors in an
open area with good ventilation. As with all conventional
fuels, the burning process consumes oxygen and
produces toxic gases, including carbon monoxide. In
addition, the combustion products of such fuels, including
liquefied petroleum (LP), contain chemicals known to the
state of California and other authorities to cause cancer,
birth defects and other reproductive harm.
WARNING! If your grill catches on fire:
• If the fire is in the grill portion and you can safely
reach the Control Knob, then turn it “OFF” by
turning knob clockwise. If you cannot safely reach
the Control Knob, call the fire department.
• If the fire involves the cylinder, leave it alone,
evacuate the area and call the fire department.
• If there is any type of fire that threatens either
personal safety or endangers property, call the fire
department.
8. Check the bottom Bowl panel for grease buildup. Empty
Grease Cup regularly. Never use the grill without
Grease Cup in place.
10. This installation must conform with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, with either the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 Storage and handling
of Liquefied Petroleum Gases ANSI/NFPA 58 or CSA
B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.
4. Place your Liquefied Petroleum (LP) gas grill on a firm,
level surface. Grill should be setup away from high traffic
areas and combustible materials.
5. Locate your LP gas grill at least 10 feet away from your
house or any building. Do not use the grill in a garage,
breezeway, carport, porch, or in any enclosed area or
high traffic area. Do not locate this appliance under or
near combustible structures, materials,gasoline,and other
flammable liquids or vapors. The grill must be on a level,
stable surface.
11. If an external electrical source is utilized, the outdoor
cooking appliance, when installed, must be electrically
grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, with the National Electrical
Codes, ANSI/NFPA 70, or the Canadian Electrical Code.
CSA C22.1.
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12. Keep any electrical supply cord away from any heated
surfaces. Electric cords should be placed away from
walkways to avoid a tripping hazard.
13. Combustible materials should never be within 36 in. of
the back or sides of your LP gas grill.
14.
WARNING! Always Store Lp Cylinders upright
and where temperatures do not exceed 125 degrees
Fahrenheit. Never store a spare or disconnected LP
cylinder under or near this LP gas grill.
WARNING! Never touch hot surfaces. Use heat
resistant gloves, long-handled tongs, or cooking mitts at
all times. The grill will become very hot. Be careful when
cooking to avoid burns from the hot vapors and steam
generated by the grill.
29. Never attempt to repair the LP gas grill or cylinder.
Properly discard the bad LP cylinder and replace it with
a good one. Call local refuse utility or recycle center to
discard. Contact the grill manufacturer regarding repairs
to your grill.
DANGER! If you see, smell, or hear the hiss of
escaping gas from the LP cylinder:
A. Get away from the cylinder.
B. Do not attempt to correct the problem yourself.
C. Call your local fire department.
30. LP gas is not natural gas. The conversion or attempted
use of natural gas in an LP unit, or LP gas in a natural
gas unit is dangerous and will void your warranty.
WARNING! Do not operate an LP gas grill if you
have knowledge of or suspect a gas leak.
31. Do not use charcoal in this LP gas grill. Do not use
aerosols or store flammable liquids or materials near this
LP gas grill.
18. Always inspect the Gas Hose Regulator Assembly before
each use. Turn the LP Cylinder and Control Knobs to
the “OFF” position before inspecting parts. If the Hose or
Regulator is cut, damaged, or shows signs of excesive
abrasion or wear, do not use the LP gas grill. Contact the
manufacturer, as the Hose/Regulator Assembly must be
replaced with an assembly specified by the manufacturer
prior to further use of the LP gas grill.
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28. Use of this LP gas grill other than for the intended use,
or alteration of LP gas grill in any way may not be safe
and will void any warranty.
WARNING! Do not use a flame to check for gas
leaks. See Before Using Your LP Gas Grill section of
this manual for correct leak test procedures. A clogged
burner tube can lead to a fire.
17.
WARNING! Do not move an LP gas grill when in
use or hot. Allow to cool before moving, putting on or
removing parts and before cleaning or storing the grill.
27. Use only the Regulator Assembly that is supplied with
your LP gas grill and/or specified by the manufacturer.
15. Check the LP gas grill for gas leaks and burner
obstructions before each use.
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25.
32.
WARNING! Do not wear loose clothing (for
example: hanging shirt tails, clothing with frills, etc.)
around an LP gas grill while in use or hot.
33. Never use an LP cylinder if it shows signs of: dents,
gouges, bulges, fire damage, corrosion, leakage,
excessive rust or other forms of visual external damage.
Do not use an LP cylinder with a damaged valve.
WARNING! Before lighting the LP gas grill, open
the Hood to prevent an explosion from gas build-up.
See Operation of Your LP Gas Grill section
34. Even though your LP cylinder may appear to be empty,
gas may still be present and the cylinder should be
transported and stored accordingly.
20. If any burner does not light, turn off all Control Knobs.
Wait five minutes before attempting to light.
35. Never store an LP gas cylinder indoors (empty or filled).
If storing your gas grill indoors, disconnect LP gas
cylinder and store it outdoors out of the reach of
children.
21. If burners go out during operation, turn “OFF” Control
Knobs. Wait five minutes before attempting to light.
22. Exercise reasonable care when using this LP gas grill.
Never leave grill unattended during use or cleaning.
36. Never leave an LP cylinder inside a vehicle which may
become overheated by the sun.
23. Never allow children to operate or play near an LP gas
grill. Keep animals and bystanders out of the grill area.
37. Never lean your body over the LP gas grill when lighting
it or while it is in use or hot.
24. Always turn off the Control Knobs when not in use. Allow
grill to cool before handling parts or cleaning.
38. Do not attempt to disconnect, move or alter any gas
fittings while your LP gas grill is in operation.
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39. Your LP gas grill should be cleaned on a regular basis.
Refer to Care and Maintenance section in this manual.
42. Do not operate the grill after it malfunctions, or is
dropped or damaged in any manner. Contact Consumer
Service for advice and replacement of parts.
40. Never douse the grill with water when its surfaces are
hot because it may cause grease to splatter causing a
burn.
43. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by
the grill manufacturer may cause injury and void
warranty.
41. When not in use, the gas must be turned “OFF” at the
Control Knobs and LP Cylinder. The 1 lb. disposable LP
Cylinder must be disconnected.
44. The use of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs
may impair the consumer’s ability to properly assemble
or operate the appliance.
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CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
MECO CORPORATION
1500 INDUSTRIAL ROAD
GREENEVILLE, TN. 37745 USA
PREPARATION AND GRILL SET-UP
BEFORE FIRST USE: Remove Grill and all the packaging from carton and place on floor. Make sure there are
no loose parts. Note: Before using your grill, read the instructions and your manual.
Follow instructions of each step in the order they are written as you look at the diagrams. This will allow for
easier assembly.
If you need replacement parts, look in the Parts List Section find the exact parts you need.
If you have any questions which require help, contact Customer Service and be sure to mention the model
number of your grill, which can be viewed on the bottom of the right fold down side table.
TOOLS NEEDED: Phillips Head Screwdriver, Pliers and/or wrenches.
STEP 1. With the Grill on the floor or a level surface, pull the Right Handle Bar all the way out. (there
are three positions) until it clicks into place. (Fig. 1)
STEP 2. Pull grill off the floor while tilting against your foot or lean it against a wall. Pull the leg shelf
away from the Body snap locks at the top. (Fig. 2) Lift Leg Shelf out from the bottom Shelf hooks and
set aside. (Fig. 3).
STEP 3. Pull downward on the spring loaded Locking Ring of the Right front and rear Legs. (Fig. 4)
Swing the legs out and away from the grill until they lock into place. (FIG. 5)
STEP 4. Lean Grill on the right legs. (Fig. 6) Lift up other side of the Grill, pull Locking Ring toward end
of leg and open the left side legs. (FIG. 7)
STEP 5. Pick up the leg shelf and hang the holes in the corners onto the Hooks on the Right Legs.
(Fig. 8) Raise left end of Leg Shelf over locking springs until it snaps into place of both legs. (FIG. 9)
STEP 6. Squeeze the Strap on top of the Grill to unlock. (Fig.10) Pull out the Left handle bar and fold
down the Side Tables. (Fig. 11)
STEP 7. Open the Hood. With a Phillips Head Screwdriver, remove the Hood Handle from the inside of
the Hood. (Fig. 12) With the same screws, carefully align the Metal Spacers and Handle. (Fig. 13) Be
sure the open side of the handle points toward you as you install it. Assemble the Handle on the outside
of the Hood. (Fig. 14)
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Right
Handle
Bar
Bottom
Shelf Hook
FIG. 2
FIG. 1
FIG. 3
Pull Leg Locking
Ring Down
Open
Legs
Outward
FIG. 4
FIG. 6
FIG. 5
FIG. 8
FIG. 7
Leg Spring
Lock
FIG. 9
Unlock Strap
Open Side Tables
FIG. 11
FIG. 10
Remove
Hood Handle
Open side
toward you
FIG. 12
FIG. 13
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Handle on
outside of grill
FIG. 14
ATTACHING THE LP GAS CYLINDER TO THE REGULATOR
STEP 3B. (20 lb Cylinder)
Hook the 20 lb. Cylinder
upright to the hanger on the
right side. Connect end of
hose to Cylinder valve by
turning counter-clockwise
and hand tighten. (FIG.16A)
NOTE: Your Gas Grill uses a 1 lb.
Disposable LP Cylinder but a 20
lb. cylinder and 4 ft adaptor hose
can be purchased separately.
STEP 1. Turn the Grill Control Knobs
to the “OFF” position. (FIG. 15A)
STEP 2. Remove the protective cap
from the cylinder gas nozzle. Keep it
for re-capping.
FIG. 15A
STEP 3A. (1 lb Cylinder) Grasp the
Regulator with one hand. Hold the LP
cylinder upright with other hand, push
the LP Cylinder nozzle into regulator
nipple and turn counterclockwise.
(FIG. 15B) Do not turn Cylinder
upside down. Make sure the connection does not cross thread.
FIG. 15B
STEP 4A. Hand tighten to a snug
connection. Do not use tools.
STEP 4B. Run the other end
of the hose under the Leg
shelf behind the leg. Grasp
and hold the regulator with
one hand. Push the hose
end into the regulator nipple
and turn the knurled knob
clockwise. (FIG. 16B) Make
sure the connection does not
cross thread. Hand tighten to
a snug connection. Do not
use tools.
LP Cylinder
Hanger
FIG. 16A
FIG. 16B
BEFORE USING YOUR LP GAS GRILL
STEP 1. Set up grill at the location where you will be using it.
Selecting a Location
Supplies Needed for a Leak Test
Clean paint brush, water, and dishwashing liquid.
How to perform a leak test: See leak test diagrams next
page.)
· Do not use an LP gas grill indoors, on recreational
vehicles, or on a boat.
· This LP gas grill is for outdoor use only and should be
placed on firm, level surface. The grill should be placed in
an open area with good ventilation, away from high traffic
areas and combustible materials.
· Combustible or flammable materials should never be
used or stored within 36 inches of the back or sides of
your LP gas grill.
· Locate your LP gas grill at least 10 feet away from your
house or any building. Do not use the grill in a garage,
breezeway, carport, porch, or under a surface that can
catch fire.
WARNING! Never use an open flame to test for gas
leaks.
1) Mix 1-cup of water with one cup of dishwashing liquid.
2) Make sure all Control Knobs are in the “Off” position.
3) Remove the two Cooking Surfaces.
4) Pull the Control Knobs off the valve stems. Remove the
5-screws securing the Grid Insert Guide, Control Panel
and Chain and Match Holder. Lay parts aside. (See
page 11 FIG. 22A)
5) If LP Cylinders are not already connected, attach them
according to above instructions for Attaching LP Gas
Cylinder to Regulator.
6) (For 1lb. Disposable Cylinders) Check for leaks by
brushing the soap solution around the connections
between the gas cylinder and the regulator (FIG. 17A),
the hose connection to the contol valve (FIG. 17B), and
the Control valve nozzle. (FIG. 17C) Make sure you
generously brush the locations with the soap solution,
completely surrounding the connections and fittings.
(For 20 lb. LP Cylinders) Open the cylinder valve by
turning the LP gas cylinder handle counter-clock wise.
Check for leaks by brushing the soap solution around
the connection between the gas regulator and hose
(FIG. 18A) and the hose connection to the LP cylinder
valve (FIG. 18B)
7) If “growing” bubbles appear on any of the connection
points, then you have detected a gas leak. Immediately
disconnect the LP cylinder from the regulator.
STEP 2. Perform a leak test.
Leak Testing
· Always perform a leak test before each use.
· Leak test must be performed in a well ventilated area.
· Never perform a leak test on a grill while in use or
hot.
· If you detect a gas leak that cannot be corrected
by using the leak test procedures below, do not use
the LP gas grill.
· Never smoke or have an open flame near the grill.
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A) If a leak appears at the connection of the
1 lb. cylinder/regulator, unscrew the cylinder
and retighten, but by hand only. Do not use
tools.) Repeat Leak Test.
B) If a leak appears at the hose/control vavle,
or nozzle connection, tighten the connection
with a wrench.
C) If a leak appears at either end of the 20 lb.
cylinder/hose or hose /regulator connection,
unscrew the hose and retighten by hand.
D) If a leak appears around the 20 lb. LP
cylinder valve or any other connection that can
not be stopped, disconnect the LP Cylinder.
Do not use the grill. Call Customer Service at
1-800-251-7558.
8) If no leaks appear, re-assemble the Grid Insert
Guide, Control Panel, Chain and Match Holder
and Control Knobs. (See page 11, FIG. 23A)
Leak Test at Control
Valve Nozzle
Leak Test at
Regulator/Gas
Cylinder
Connections
FIG. 17A
FIG. 17C
Leak Test at
Hose /Regulator
Conection
FIG. 18A
20 lb. Cylinder Valve
FIG. 17 B
STEP 3. If no leaks are found, the grill
is ready to be operated.
Leak Test at Hose Fittings and
Control Valve Connections
FIG. 18B
OPERATING YOUR LP GAS GRILL
· Always empty grease cup before it fills up to prevent
any grease fires.
· Before proceeding, make certain you understand the
Important Safeguards at the beginning of this
manual.
· Before lighting the LP gas grill, you must open the
hood to prevent an explosion from gas build-up.
· If your LP gas grill catches on fire:
- If the fire is in the grill portion and you can safely
reach the Control Knob, then turn it to the Off
position.
- If the fire involves the hose, regulator or the
cylinder, leave it alone, evacuate the area and call
the fire department.
- If there is any type of fire that threatens either
personal safety or endangers property, call the fire
department.
· Do not operate an LP gas grill if you have knowledge
of or suspect a gas leak.
· Never allow children to operate or play near an LP
gas grill. Do not leave grill unattended.
· Always turn the grill off when not in use. Allow grill
to cool before handling parts or cleaning.
· Do not move an LP gas grill when in use or hot.
· Never touch hot surfaces. Use heat resistant gloves,
long-handled tongs, or cooking mitts at all times
since the grill will become very hot. Open the hood
carefully when cooking to avoid burns from the hot
air and steam trapped inside.
· Do not wear loose clothing (example: hanging shirt
tails, clothing with frills, etc. around a LP gas grill
while in use or hot.
· Never lean your body over the LP gas grill when
lighting it or while it is in use or hot.
GAS CYLINDER, AND
REGULATOR INFORMATION
This LP gas grill was designed to use propane gas.
Propane cylinders will supply gas all year round, even on
cold winter days.
LP Cylinder
· Read and follow all warnings on LP gas cylinder.
· If you see, smell, or hear the hiss of LP gas
escaping from the cylinder:
1) Evacuate all people from the grilling area.
2) Do not attempt to correct the problem yourself.
3) Call the local fire department.
· The LP gas cylinder, for use with Aussie LP gas grills,
must meet the following requirements:
1) Only use cylinders marked “Propane Fuel”
2) 1lb Disposable Cylinder size should be 4” diameter x
8” tall.
3) 20 lb Refillable Cylinder size should be 12” Diameter x
18” tall. Overfill Protection Device (OPD) safety
feature must be noted on the cylinder and must have
a collar to protect the LP cylinder valve.
4) Cylinder must be constructed and marked in
accordance with the U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) or the National Standard of
Canada, CAN\CSA-B339. (See LP cylinder marking)
5) Cylinder must have a cylinder cap to protect LP
cylinder valve when not in use.
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REGULATOR ASSEMBLY
Use only 1 lb. propane cylinders or 20 lb. propane
cylinders with proper adaptor hose as specified above.
Use of other gas cylinders could cause gas leak or fire.
· Using a hose and regulator assembly that has not
been supplied by the manufacturer of this LP gas
grill, could result in serious bodily injury or property
loss.
· Read manufacturer’s instructions and warnings on LP
cylinder.
· Use only the hose and regulator assembly that has been
furnished with this LP gas grill. If the hose and regulator
assembly is not working properly and you need a
replacement, contact the manufacturer (1-800-251-7558).
· Inspect the hose before each use. If the hose is cut or
damaged or shows signs of excessive abrasion or wear,
do not use the LP gas grill. Contact the manufacturer, as
the hose must be replaced with an assembly specified by
the manufacturer prior to the further use of the LP gas
grill.
· Never use an LP gas cylinder if it shows signs of: dents,
gouges, bulges, fire damage, corrosion, leakage,
excessive rust or other forms of visual external damage;
it may be hazardous and should be checked by a liquid
propane supplier.
· Keep children away from LP gas cylinder at all times.
· Do not use, store, or transport the LP gas cylinder where
it would be exposed to heat, sparks or flame. The relief
valve may open which will allow a large amount of
flammable gas to escape. Never leave an LP gas
cylinder inside a vehicle which may become overheated
by the sun.
Preparation Before Cooking
· Wash the Cooking Surfaces with a mixture of hot water
and dish detergent. Do not use an abrasive scrubber. This
product is non-stick coated and harsh cleansers will ruin
the finish. Be sure to re-install the Ribbed Cooking
Surface with the grease drain toward the rear over the
grease cup.
· Empty the Grease Cup after each cooking session so
excessive grease does not accumulate. Do not jerk the
grease cup out with grease in it. (See FIG. 19) Wash
Grease Cup same as Cooking Surfaces.
· Make sure Grease Cup is in place before each grilling
session. (FIG. 19)
· WARNING! Never store an LP cylinder indoors.
Storage of an outdoor cooking gas appliance indoors is
permissible only if the cylinder is disconnected and
removed from the outdoor cooking gas appliance. LP
Cylinders must be stored outdoors out of the reach of
children and must not be stored in a building, garage, or
any other enclosed area.
· WARNING! Never store a spare LP gas cylinder
near the grill. All spare and disconnected LP gas
cylinders must have safety caps installed.
· LP gas is not natural gas. The conversion or attempted
use of natural gas in an LP unit or LP gas in a natural
gas unit is dangerous and will void your warranty.
· Empty the Grease Cup after each cooking session
so excessive grease does not accumulate. Failure to
remove grease may result in a grease fire in the Cup
or Bowl.
· Allow grill and grease in Grease cup to cool before
emtying Grease Cup.
· Never light the LP gas grill without the Grease Cup
in place.
· WARNING! Never attempt to repair or refill a 1 lb LP
gas cylinder valve. Repairing or refilling could cause a
hazard or explosion. Replace gas cylinder with a spare.
· Using a repaired or refilled 1lb. LP Gas Cylinder will void
the warranty.
· When transporting an LP gas cylinder, keep it secured
in an upright position with the protective cap on.
Connecting/ Disconnecting LP
Gas Cylinder to Grill
Use Clean
and Empty
Grease Cup
before each
grill session.
· Always check for gas leaks when you disconnect
and reconnect the regulator to the LP gas cylinder,
especially after a period of storage (for example, over
winter).
· Check tubes leading into the burner for blockage from
insects, spiders, or food grease before using.
· Check Regulator Hose or other supply hoses for
cracking, brittleness, holes, or leaks. Make sure there
are no sharp bends in the hose.
· Make sure Regulator Hose does not contact hot metal
surfaces.
FIG. 19
Install and remove with steady pressure to
snap into grill body. To avoid spillage, do not
jerk grease cup with grease in the cup.
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Lighting the Grill Using the Igniter
Manual Lighting of the Grill
· Open Hood before lighting the grill to prevent an
explosion from gas build-up.
· Always inspect the gas hose and regulator assembly
before each use. If the hose is cut, damaged, or
shows signs of excessive abrasion or wear, do not
use the LP gas grill. Contact the manufacturer, as the
hose and regulator assembly must be replaced with
an assembly specified by the manufacturer prior to
further use of the LP gas grill.
· Open Hood before lighting the grill to prevent an
explosion from gas build-up.
· Always inspect the gas hose and regulator assembly
before each use. If the hose is cut, damaged, or
shows signs of excessive abrasion or wear, do not
use the LP gas grill. Contact the manufacturer, as the
hose and regulator assembly must be replaced with
an assembly specified by the manufacturer prior to
further use of the LP gas
How to light your LP gas grill using the ignitor
1) Open the Hood. Make sure LP Cylinder is connected and
Control Knobs are “Off”.
2) If using a 20 lb. LP Cylinder instead of 1 lb LP Cylinder,
open the LP gas cylinder valve by turning the valve
handle counter-clockwise until it stops. (FIG. 20A)
3) From the “OFF” position, push in and turn the Control
Knob counterclockwise to “I” when you feel resistance.
(FIG. 20B)
4) Pause 4 seconds, then push in and turn the Control
Knob until a click is heard and the burner is lit. Check
through the grill body opening and the Cooking Surface
to see if burner is lit. (FIG. 20C)
5) Repeat Step 3 until burner is lit.
6) If burner does not light or ignitor does not work, turn
Control Knob to “OFF”. Close the valve on the 20 lb.
LP gas cylinder. Remove the Cooking Surfaces to
dissipate the gas. Wait five minutes, then repeat Steps 2
thru 4.
7) If burner still fails to light, repeat step 5, wait five
minutes and refer to the Troubleshooting page. If it fails
to light, the burner can be lit manually, see Manual
Lighting of the Grill.
8) After ignition, preheat the Grill and Cooling Surface by
turning the Control Knob to “High” for about 8 minutes.
How to manually light your LP gas grill
1) Open the Hood. Make sure LP Cylinder is connected and
Control Knobs are “Off”.
2) If using a 20 lb. LP Cylinder instead of 1 lb LP Cylinder,
open the LP Cylinder valve by turning the valve handle
counter-clockwise until it stops. (SEE FIG. 20A)
3) From the “OFF” position, push in and turn the Control
Knob counterclockwise to “H”. (FIG. 21A)
4) Match light the burner with the supplied match holder
and a match near the burner. (FIG. 21B & Fig. 21C)
WARNING: If the burner goes out while cooking,
turn the Control Knob to the “OFF” position. Wait five
minutes before attempting to relight the grill.
1) Turn 20 lb. LP Cylinder handle
counter-clockwise “ON”. (See FIG. 20A)
WARNING: Keep your face away from the opening.
5) If burner does not light, turn Control Knob to “OFF”.
Close the valve on the 20 lb. LP gas cylinder.
Remove the Cooking Surfaces to dissipate the gas. Wait
five minutes then repeat Steps 2 and 3.
6) If burner still fails to light, wait five minutes and refer to
the Troubleshooting page.
7) After ignition, preheat the Grill and Cooking Surface by
turning the Control Knob to “High” for about 8 minutes.
WARNING: If the burner goes out while cooking,
turn the Control Knob to the “OFF” position. Wait five
minutes before attempting to relight the grill.
2) Turn 20 lb. LP Cylinder
handle counter-clockwise
“ON”.
2) Push in Control Knob; turn counterclockwise to the “H” position.
FIG. 21A
3) Match light the burner
through the opening
between Grill Body and
the Cooking Surface.
FIG. 20A
3) Push in Control Knob; turn
counterclockwise to the “I”
position until you feel resistance.
Manual Lighting proximity
with Cooking Surfaces
removed.
FIG. 20B
4) Check through the opening
between grill body and the
Cooking Surface to see if
burner is lit.
FIG. 21B
FIG. 20C
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FIG. 21C
Grill Cooking
This could be a result of a blocked burner from grease
drippings or from insects building a nest inside the burner or
burner opening. You should follow the Burner Maintenance
section of this manual for cleaning the burners.
1) Place the Ribbed Cooking Surface in the Grill to the left
with grease drain over the grease cup. Place the Smooth
Cooking surface to the right and hook it over the Ribbed
Surface. (FIG. 22A)
5) To preheat: With the Grill Hood closed, preheat on high
for about 8 minutes. During the first use, you may notice a
slight odor caused by the curing oil on paint or parts. Do
not pre-heat over 10 min or the cooking surface
coatings may be destroyed.
2) If you wish to use pans or cookware, simply remove the
Smoothe Cooking Surface and place the Stove Grate over
the Round Burner. (FIG. 22B) Be sure and do this before
you heat the rest of the grill.
6) After 8 minutes of preheating, carefully place food on the
Cooking Surface. Cook until done, turning food at least
once halfway through the cooking time for most foods.
Adjust flame as needed with the Control Knobs.
Grease Drain
Smooth Surface
Hooks over
Ribbed Surface
7) When food is cooked, remove food with long-handled
heat resistant, plastic or wooden utensils so as not to
scratch the non-stick surface. Never use metal tongs, forks
or knives as these can damage the coating of the Cooking
Surfaces. Caution: Do not leave any utensils on the
Cooking Surface while it is hot.
FIG. 22A
· Never leave your LP gas grill unattended during use
or cleaning.
End of Cooking Session
Stove Grate
· Always turn “OFF” the Control Knobs when not in
use. Allow the grill to cool before handling parts or
cleaning.
· Do not move an LP gas grill when in use or hot.
· Never touch hot surfaces. Use heat resistant gloves,
long-handled tongs, or cooking mitts at all times
since grill will become very hot.
FIG. 22B
Turning Off Your LP Gas Grill
3) Light the Burner, turn the Control Knob from “High” to
“Low” while checking through the opening between the Grill
Body and the Cooking Surface to see if it is lit.
4) Check Your Flame. Your burner has been preset by the
manufacturer for optimal flame performance. A blue flame,
possibly with a small yellow tip, is the result of the optimal
air and LP gas mixture. (FIG. 22C)
FIG. 22C
Yellow Tip
Primarily Blue
Flame
After each cooking:
1) Turn the Control Knobs clockwise to the “OFF” position.
2) Turn off the LP cylinder valve clockwise on a 20 lb.
cylinder.
3) Wait until the grill is cool before cleaning the grill or
closing the Hood.
3) After the grill is cool, disconnect the 1lb LP cylinder or
the 20 lb. cylinder hose from the Regulator. Replace the
protective cap and store LP cylinder in a safe place.
(page 12)
4) Empty Grease cup, clean grill and store safely until next
cooking session. (pages 12-13)
WARNING! Never store an LP gas cylinder indoors
(empty or filled). If storing the gas grill indoors,
disconnect LP gas cylinder and store it outdoors out of
the reach of children.
The flame should be checked before the each cooking
session and periodically throughout the grilling season,
especially after storing the grill over a long period of time.
If the flame is significantly yellow in color, then you are not
getting the appropriate amount of LP gas in the air /LP gas
mixture.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Burner Maintenance
5) Control Valve
Spring Clip
· Check the LP gas grill for gas leaks and Burner
obstructions before each use.
· Always turn off the Control Knobs when not in use.
Allow grill to cool before handling parts or cleaning.
FIG. 23B
Burners should be removed and cleaned annually, or
whenever heavy build-up is found, to ensure that there are
no signs of blockage (debris, insects) in either the burner
portholes, the primary air inlet, or the neck of the burners.
(See Burner cleaning instructions next page.)
6) Electrode Spring Clip
CAUTION: SOME OF THE METAL EDGES MAY BE
SHARP. BE CAREFUL IN HANDLING.
How to Clean the Burners
1) Make sure the Grill Control Knobs are turned to the
“OFF” position, and the grill has completely cooled.
2) Disconnect the LP cylinder.
3) Remove Grease Cup, Cooking Surfaces and Leg Shelf.
4) Pull the Control Knobs off the valve stems. Remove: 5screws, Grid Insert Guide, Control Panel and the
Chain/Match Holder. (FIG. 23A)
5) Remove 2-Control Valve Spring Clips with screwdriver.
(FIG. 23B)
6) Remove Ignitor Wire Spring Clip by holding end of clip
with pliers and pushing down away from the notch in
burner bracket. (FIG. 23C) Hold spring with fingers so
clip does not flip away.
7) Lay grill on the back side. Remove 5-screws holding
the Burner Brackets to underside of Bowl. (FIG. 23D)
8) Remove both Burner Assemblies from the grill.
9) Use a pipe cleaner to clear obstructions from the
Burner holes and inlet hole. (FIG. 23E & FIG. 23F)
Verify that there are no insects or insect nests blocking
the inlet hole. Normal wear and corrosion may enlarge
some holes, however, if large cracks or holes are found
the Burners should be replaced.
10) After cleaning, re-assemble Burner Assemblies and
other parts in reverse order of previous Steps 2-9
disassembly. Note: When refitting the Burners, be sure
the tubes are positioned correctly with the valves.
11) Check burner operation after reassembly or cleaning.
FIG. 23C
FIG. 23D
7) Remove 5-Screws from Burner Brackets
under Grill bottom.
Oval Burner
FIG. 23E
9) Use a pipe cleaner to clear obstructions from all
burner holes and the Inlet hole. A brass wire brush can
be used on the burner surfaces to remove corrosion.
5-Screws Securing Control Panel
Grid Insert
Guide
FIG. 23A
Round Burner
Chain/Match
Holder
Control Panel
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FIG. 23F
Cleaning the Grill
LP Cylinder Storage
CAUTION: SOME OF THE METAL EDGES MAY BE
SHARP. BE CAREFUL IN HANDLING.
· Never store an LP gas cylinder indoors even if empty.
If storing the gas grill indoors, disconnect the LP gas
cylinder and store it outdoors out of the reach of
children.
· Never leave an LP gas cylinder inside a vehicle
which may become overheated by the sun.
· Never store a spare or disconnected LP gas cylinder
under or near the LP gas grill.
· Always turn off the Control Knobs when not in use.
Allow grill to cool before transporting.
· Even though your LP gas cylinder may appear to be
empty, gas may still be present and the LP cylinder
should be transported and stored accordingly.
Regularly clean your LP gas grill between use and after
extended storage. To prolong the life and condition of your
grill, the portable unit should be covered if stored outside
for any length of time, especially during the winter months.
· Do not clean any grill part in a self-cleaning oven. The
extreme heat will damage the finish.
· Do not put parts in dishwasher.
· Do not immerse the Burner in water. Make sure any
water is removed from the Burner.
· Never use oven cleaner, steel wool or other abrasive
cleaning product on the painted parts or the Cooking
Surfaces. These will cause damage to the finish or
parts.
· Store your LP gas grill in a cool dry place .
· Disconnect LP gas cylinder from grill and store outside, in
a dry, well-ventilated area, away from any sources of heat
or ignition. Re-cap LP cylinder valve with the Safety Cap.
· Wrap aluminum foil around the Burners to prevent insects
from entering the burner holes.
· Before next use, remove aluminum foil from Burners.
· Check your LP gas grill for gas leaks, deterioration, proper
assembly, and burner obstructions before using the grill
after periods of storage and/or non-use (i.e. over winter).
How to Clean the Grill
1) After grill has cooled, empty and clean the Grease Cup.
Wipe the Cooking Surface with a paper towel or sponge.
After completely cooled, the Cooking Surface can be
washed with warm, soapy water.
2) Remove excess grease and/or fat from the grill Bowl
with a soft plastic or wooden scraper. Rinse and dry
thoroughly. If necessary, use a nylon bristle brush to
loosen hardened food particles.
3) Wash exterior parts with a soft sponge and warm soapy
water. Non-abrasive cleansers may be used.
4) Use a damp cloth to clean inside the Grill Hood and
Bowl.
5) Snap the Grease Cup back into the rear Body.
Precautions
· Carefully read the Important Safeguards section at
the beginning of this manual. Make sure you
understand and follow all instructions and warnings.
If you have any questions regarding this section, call
1-800-251-7558 and ask for a Customer Service
Representative.
· Always turn the Control Knobs to the “OFF” position
when not in use.
· Allow grill to cool before handling parts or cleaning.
· Do not use aerosols or store flammable liquids or
materials near this gas grill.
Grease Cup
· Always turn the Control Knobs “OFF” when not in
use. Allow grill to cool before handling parts or
cleaning.
· Empty the Grease Cup after each cooking session
so excessive grease does not accumulate. Failure to
remove grease may result in a grease fire in the
Grease Cup.
· Never light the LP gas grill without the Grease Cup
in place.
Preventive Maintenance
Periodically check and tighten all nuts, bolts, and screws.
Make sure the Grill operates mechanically and is cleaned
after each use.
· Before each use, remove all grease from Grease Cup.
· Make sure Grease Cup is in place before each grilling
session.
· Failure to remove grease from the Grease Cup may cause
a fire hazard.
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· Store Leg Shelf back in the bottom of the grill and snap
into place.
GRILL MOVING AND STORAGE
· Grasp the Right side Handle Bar; lift Grill on wheels and
roll the grill away to storage area. (FIG. 25) DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO CARRY THE GRILL BY GRASPING THE
HOOD HANDLE
· Do not store the Grill unless it has cooled down and
has been cleaned.
· Always Lock the Grill Hood with the Strap Lock
before moving and storing this Grill.
· To avoid possible injury, be careful when rolling your
grill so it does not roll up against you.
Store Gas Regulator & Hose
Fig. 24
Your Gas Grill comes with convenient wheels and a slide
out handle for roll-away transport. When the Grill has
completely cooled, and the Grill and all the parts are clean:
Storage Clip
· Disconnect the LP cylinder from the regulator.
· Fold and strap the Grill side tables over the closed Hood.
Use Slide Handle
Bar for Towing
· Slide the Left Handle Bar back under the grill.
· Remove the leg shelf. Release the locking springs and
lower the left end of the Leg Shelf. Lift the other end off
the mounting Hooks on the right legs.
Tow-away on Wheels
For Convenient Storage
· Swing the Gas Regulator up into its storage position
behind the front panel of the Grill and clip it into place.
(FIG. 24)
· Fold Legs to locked position under Grill.
Fig. 25
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Burner will not light
using the ignitor
Not pausing long enough
before clicking the Igniter
When lighting the Burner, push in and turn the Control Knob
counterclockwise to “I” when you feel resistance. Pause 4
seconds, then push in and turn the Control Knob until a click is
heard.
No spark
The spacing between electrode and Burner ports should be
approximately 3/16”. Make sure wire connections are secure
and burner is attached securely to brackets.
LP gas cylinder is empty
Dispose of empty cylinder and replace with a full one.
Excess flow valve tripped in
Regulator
Turn Control Knob to “OFF” position. Wait five minutes. Relight
LP gas grill. If flame remains to be low, turn off gas.
Disconnect the Lp gas cylinder from the Regulator. Reconnect
the LP gas cylinder to the Regulator. Perform a leak test.
Relight grill. This will reset the excess flow valve.
Obstructions in burner
Clean burner (See Burner Maintenance in Care and
Maintenance section of this manual)
Electrode and burner are wet
Dry electrode with clean cloth
Wire is loose or disconnect-
Reconnect the wire
Wire is shorting (sparking
between ignitor wire and
electrode
Replace ignitor wire/electrode assembly (Call the Customer
Service Department @ 1-800-251-7558)
Burner not assembled
correctly
See Assembly Instructions for installing the Burner.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Solution
Problem
Possible Cause
Burner will not light
using a match
LP gas cylinder is empty
Dispose of empty cylinder and replace with a full one.
Excess flow valve tripped in
Regulator
Turn Control Knob to “OFF” position. Wait five minutes. Relight
LP gas grill. If flame remains to be low, turn off gas. Disconnect
the Lp gas cylinder from the Regulator. Reconnect the LP gas
cylinder to the Regulator. Perform a leak test. Relight grill. This
will reset the excess flow valve.
Obstructions in burner
Clean burner (See Burner Maintenance in Care and
Maintenance section of this manual)
High or gusting winds
Turn front of grill away from wind or increase flame height.
Gas in LP cylinder is low
Check LP gas cylinder. Replace if necessary.
Grease build up
Clean grill
Excessive fat in meat
Trim fat from meat before grilling
Persistent grease fire
Grease trapped in Bowl and
around burner system
Turn Control Knobs “OFF”. Let fire burn out and remove
Cooking Surfaces. After the grill cools, clean all parts.
Humming or whistling
from the regulator
Outside temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and
the gas level within the tank
may cause the rubber
diaphragm inside the regulator to vibrate, making a humming or whistling sound.
Although this sound may be alarming, this is NOT dangerous as
long as it is not accompanied by the smell of gas. Simply adjust
the burner settings and usually the sound will subside. If the
humming sound persists, a change in atmospheric conditions
will eventually stop the vibration. Should you smell gas, do not
use the grill and call Customer Service at 1-800-251-7558
Flames blow out
Flare up
Gas in LP cylinder is low
Low flame or low heat
Check LP gas cylinder. Replace if necessary.
If your problem is not resolved from the information provided above, please call Customer Service at
1-800-251-7558.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
If you need replacement parts, refer to the Parts Diagram and the Parts List to find the exact parts you need.
If you have any questions which require help, contact Customer Service and be sure to mention the model number of your
grill.
Parts Diagrams
4
5
3
2
1
8
9
7
6
14
REPLACEMENT PARTS
10
12
11
13
14
16
17
18
15
19
22
20
21
26
23
24
25
PARTS LIST
ITEM
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
DESCRIPTION
Leg Shelf
Handle
6mm x 1 1/8" Threaded Screw
Handle Spacer
# 6 Lockwasher
Regulator Hose Assy
Stove Grate
Smooth Cooking Surface
Ribbed Cooking Surface
Control Knob
Control Panel
6mm x 3/8" Threaded Screw
Grid Insert Guide
Grease Cup
Chain/Match Holder
Control Valve Spring Clip
Electrode Spring Clip
Wire Electrode
Round Burner Assembly (Right Side)
Oval Burner Assembly (Left Side)
Starter/Manifold Assembly
Leg Cap
# 10 x 3/8" Self-tapping Screw (Hood/Hinge Attachment)
# 10 Lockwasher (Hood/Hinge Attachment)
Hood
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MECO CORPORATION
LIMITED WARRANTY
This product is warranted to the original consumer purchaser against defects in material and workmanship under normal outdoor household use and correct assembly (if assembled by the consumer-purchaser). The Grill and its components are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. Meco Corporation DOES NOT warrant in any way the propane cylinder (see label on cylinder
for cylinder manufacturer’s warranty.) The LP cylinder manufacturer is responsible for the materials,
workmanship and performance of the cylinder. If the cylinder has a defect, malfunctions, or you have a
question regarding the cylinder, call the cylinder manufacturer’s customer service center. The phone
number is on the cylinder. If the cylinder manufacturer has not resolved the issue to your satisfaction,
then call Meco Corporation at the customer service number listed below.
Meco Corporation may require reasonable proof of purchase and we suggest you keep your receipt.
Damages caused by commercial or institutional use, accidental or intentional damage, repairs made or
attempted by unauthorized persons, or misuse are not covered by this warranty. If defective, the part or
product will be repaired or replaced at the option of Meco Corporation without charge.
This warranty does not include the cost of any inconvenience or property damage due to failure of the
product and does not cover damage due to misuse, abuse, accident, damage arising out of transportation of the product, damage incurred through commercial use, or failure to perform normal and routine
maintenance. LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL PROPERTY OR COMMERCIAL DAMAGES ARE
EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED BY THIS WARRANTY. ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD COVERAGE OF
THIS EXPRESS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so this limitation may not apply to you.
Deterioration or damage due to severe weather conditions such as hail, hurricanes, earthquakes or tornados, discoloration due to exposure to chemicals either directly or in the atmosphere, is not covered
by this limited warranty.
No returns will be accepted without prior authorization from Meco Corporation. Authorization for return
may be obtained by calling 1-800-251-7558. Handling and transportation costs for returning the product
are not covered by this warranty and will be paid for by the purchaser. Please send your correspondence to:
Meco Corporation
1500 Industrial Road
Greeneville, TN 37745
For reference and correspondence, Serial No.___________________
Please use this number in registering
record your Serial number here.
your warranty and any correspondence
(See nameplate on side of grill.)
with Meco Corporation.
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REL. 9/2004
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