REV2/2015 USE CARE GUIDE
GAS GRILLS: BAK3BG (LP/NG), BAK4BG (LP/NG), BAK5BG (LP/NG)
SIDE BURNERS: BAK1BG (LP/NG), BAK2BG (LP/NG)
DANGER
WARNING
IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1) Shut off the gas supply to the appliance at
its source.
2) Extinguish any open flames.
3) Open grill hood to release any
accumulation of gas vapor.
4) If a gas odor persists, Keep away from
your appliance and contact your gas supplier
or fire department immediately.
1) Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable liquids or vapor in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance
2) A LP cylinder not connected for use shall
not be stored in the vicinity of this or any
other appliances.
ATTENTION INSTALLER:
PLEASE LEAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WITH THE CONSUMER.
ATTENTION CONSUMER:
PLEASE READ & RETAIN THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE AND
BEFORE INSTALLING OR OPERATING.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Kokomo Grills Outdoor Products: 1312 East Gibson Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA
Phone 877-882-2723 Email: CustomerService@KokomoGrills.com
KOKOMOGRILLS.COM
Kokomo Grills Outdoor Products Instructional Book
PG 1
Version 2.8
THIS MANUAL APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING KOKOMO GRILLS & SIDE BURNERS:
MODEL: BAK3BG-LP/NG
3 BURNER GRILL
MODEL:BAK4BG-LP/NG
4 BURNER GRILL
CUTOUT
DIMENSIONS
W:23 1/2” H:8 5/8” D:21 1/4”
CUTOUT
DIMENSIONS
W:30 7/8” H:8 5/8”D:21 1/4”
BTU OUTPUT
12,000 BTU PER BURNER X
3
BTU OUTPUT
12,000 BTU PER BURNER X4
INFERRED BACK
BURNER
TOTAL BTU
PRIMARY
IGNITION
SECONDARY
IGNITION
COOKING GRIDE
DIMENSIONS
TOTAL COOKING
AREA
FLAME TAMER
ROTISSERIE KIT
(MOTOR & FORKS)
BURNER
GAS TYPE
WARRANTY
NONE
36,000
SURE LIGHT IGNITION
FLASH TUBE
22 1/2” X 18 1/4”
560 SQ.IN
(INCLUDES WARMING
RACK)
SEARING BRIQUETTE
SYSTEM
OPTIONAL
3 STAINLESS PIPE
BURNERS
ALL GRILLS ARE SHIPPED
LP EACH SHIPMENT
CONTAINS NG
CONVERSION KIT
LIFETIME LIMITED
WARRANTY
KOKOMO GRILLS HAVE A
LIFETIME LIMITED
WARRANTY ON GRILL
HOUSING AND HOOD
AGAINST MANUFACTURE
DEFECTS AND
WORKMANSHIP.
INFERRED BACK
BURNER
TOTAL BTU
PRIMARY
IGNITION
SECONDARY
IGNITION
COOKING GRIDE
DIMENSIONS
12,000 BTU PER BURNER X1
60,000 BTU
SURE LIGHT IGNITION
FLASH TUBE
30 1/4” X 18 1/4”
TOTAL COOKING
AREA
740 SQ. IN
(INCLUDES WORMING RACK)
FLAME TAMER
SEARING BRIQUETTE
SYSTEM
ROTISSERIE KIT
(MOTOR &
FORKS)
OPTIONAL
BURNER
4 STAINLESS PIPE BURNERS
GAS TYPE
ALL GRILLS ARE SHIPPED LP
EACH SHIPMENT CONTAINS
NG CONVERSION KIT
LIFETIME LIMITED
WARRANTY
WARRANTY
KOKOMO GRILLS HAVE A
LIFETIME LIMITED
WARRANTY ON GRILL
HOUSING AND HOOD
AGAINST MANUFACTURE
DEFECTS AND
WORKMANSHIP.
10 YEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY ON BURNERS
AND GRATES
10 YEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY ON BURNERS
AND GRATES
2 YEARS ON ALL OTHER
PARTS
2 YEARS ON ALL OTHER
PARTS
30 DAYS ON ALL GRILL
ACCESSORIES
30 DAYS ON ALL GRILL
ACCESSORIES
PG 2
MODEL:BAK5BG-LP/NG
5 BURNER GRILL
CUTOUT
DIMENSIONS
BTU OUTPUT
INFERRED BACK
BURNER
TOTAL BTU
PRIMARY
IGNITION
SECONDARY
IGNITION
COOKING GRIDE
DIMENSIONS
TOTAL COOKING
AREA
FLAME TAMER
ROTISSERIE KIT
(MOTOR & FORKS)
BURNER
GAS TYPE
WARRANTY
W:37 3/4” H: 8 5/8”D:21 1/4”
12,000 BTU PER BURNER X4
12,000 BTU PER BURNER X1
60,000 BTU
SURE LIGHT IGNITION
FLASH TUBE
30 1/4” X 18 1/4”
920 SQ. IN
(INCLUDES WORMING
RACK)
SEARING BRIQUETTE
SYSTEM
OPTIONAL
5 STAINLESS PIPE
BURNERS
ALL GRILLS ARE SHIPPED
LP EACH SHIPMENT
CONTAINS NG
CONVERSION KIT
LIFETIME LIMITED
WARRANTY
KOKOMO GRILLS HAVE A
LIFETIME LIMITED
WARRANTY ON GRILL
HOUSING AND HOOD
AGAINST MANUFACTURE
DEFECTS AND
WORKMANSHIP.
10 YEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY ON BURNERS
AND GRATES
2 YEARS ON ALL OTHER
PARTS
30 DAYS ON ALL GRILL
ACCESSORIES
PG 3
PG 4
NOTE:
CHECK WITH CITY AND FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR LOCAL BUILDING
CODES. A PERMIT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR OUTDOOR KITCHEN
CONSTRUCTION.
PG 5
PG 6
PG 7
KOBAK1BG-LP/NG
SIGLE SIDE BURNER
Cutout
Dimensions
Total BTU
Output
Number of
Burners
Burner
Ignition
Gas Type
Warranty
W: 11 1/2” H:0” D:15
1/2”
12,000BTU(1Bnr)
1
Aluminum & Brass
SURE LIGHT
Burners are shipped LP.
Each shipment contains
an NG
Conversion Kit.
1 year
KOBAK2BG-LP/NG
DOUBLE SIDE BURNER
Cutout
Dimensions
Total BTU
Output
Number of
Burners
Burner
Ignition
Gas Type
Warranty
W: 11” H: 8 5/8” D: 21
1/4”
24,000BTU(2Bnr)
2
Aluminum & Brass
SURE LIGHT
Burners are shipped NG.
Each shipment contains an
LP
Conversion Kit
1 year
PG 8
PG 9
BUILDING BBQ SPECIFICATIONS
ALL BBQ ISLANDS MUST BE MANUFACTURED FROM “NONCOMBUSTIBLE” MATERIAL.
Minimum clearance to adjacent combustible construction at 14” from sides &
16” from back
PG 10
Safety and Installation Instructions
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury, read and follow these
basic precautions before operating your gas grill or side burners.
GRILL INSTALLATION
This gas grill must be installed in accordance with all local codes. If installation is
planned in an area with no local codes, the gas grill must be installed in accord with the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 and storage and handling of liquefied petroleum
gases, ANSI/NFPA 58 or CSA B149.1 natural gas and propane installation code.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
The burning of gas cooking fuel generates some by-products which are on the list of
substances which are known by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive
harm. California law requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such
substances. To minimize exposure to these substances, always operate the unit according
to the use and care manual, ensuring you provide good ventilation when cooking.
WARNING
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause
injury or property damage. Read the installation, operating and maintenance
instructions thoroughly before installing or servicing this equipment.
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Do not use the grill as storage area for flammable materials. Keep area clear and
free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and liquids.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
PG 11
Safety and Installation Instructions
Location of your Barbecue:
Most importantly, this is an outdoor appliance. Ensure your barbecue is positioned safely
away from anything that can catch fire. Under no circumstance is this barbecue to be used
indoors. This includes garages or any other enclosed area.
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Clearance from Combustibles: Ensure your barbecue remains at a distance of at least
18” from any combustible material such as wood, gyprock, paper and plants. Do not store
combustible materials, gasoline or flammable liquids or vapors around the barbecue.
Adequate Ventilation: Ensure there is adequate ventilation for both the barbecue and
cylinder. This is required not only for proper combustion, but also to prevent gas build
up.
Firm Level Surface: Use your barbecue only on a firm level surface. This barbecue is
not designed for recreational vehicles, and should not be installed on a boat or marine
craft.
Protection from Weather: Keep the barbecue protected from adverse weather, including
rain and high winds. Polyvinyl covers are available that have been specially designed for
this range of barbecues. Allow clear access to the entire gas supply hose and regulator.
Maintenance Access: When your barbecue is installed, you should be able to access the
gas supply line including the gas piping or hose, gas regulator, gas cylinder and any shut
off valves.
Partial Enclosures: Many backyards have areas that are partially closed off, such as
balconies and pergolas. In some cases, it is hard to decide whether these partially
enclosed areas should be classified as indoor areas, particularly in terms of permanent
(non-closable) ventilation. The gas safety authorities have agreed on the definition of
partial enclosures below.
IMPORTANT: Consult the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) or local contractor of any uncertainty.
PG 12
Safety and Installation Warnings

Please read all instructions before installing or operating your gas grill to prevent injury and
appliance damage.
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Before installation or service, disconnect the power supply to the work area by removing the fuse,
"tripping" the circuit breaker, or unplugging the unit.

All gas grills will get hot during use. Use extreme caution when operating the grill.

Do not touch hot surfaces. Always use the handle to open or close the grill.

Close supervision is necessary when this or any appliance is used near children. Keep children
away from the grill during operation and until the grill has cooled off.

Do not store any LP cylinder or tank not connected for use with the grill, in the area of this grill
or any other appliance. Never store an LP cylinder or tank indoors, or within the reach of
children.

Keep any electrical supply cord and fuel supply hose away from any heated surfaces, sharp edges
and dripping grease.

Be certain your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with applicable codes. To guarantee the electrical safety of this appliance, continuity
must exist between the appliance and an effective grounding system. It is imperative that this
basic safety requirement be met. The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for damages
caused by the lack or inadequacy of an effective grounding system.
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Do not twist the gas supply hose.
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Before each use, visually inspect the gas supply hose for cracks, cuts or excessive wear. Replace
the hose if necessary.

Never test the grill for gas leaks using a lighted match or any other open flame; see leak test
procedures using soap/water solutions - included in following pages of this manual.

The use of accessories, regulators, or components not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may cause injuries and will void warranty.
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Never light the grill with the hood closed and be certain that the burners are positioned and seated
over the gas valves and on the burner support.
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Never lean over the cooking surface when lighting or operating the grill.
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Use barbecue tools with wood handles and insulated oven mitts when operating the grill.
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Gas Specifications: Be sure that the gas supplied to the grill conforms to the model you
purchased. A
Natural Gas grill requires natural gas to operate; an LP grill requires liquid propane gas to
operate.
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Check the rating label on the left hand side of the unit.
RATING PLATE LOCATION
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Never connect the appliance to an unregulated gas supply line. Grills operated without a regulator
are unsafe and will not be serviced until installed properly and safely. Unsafe operation without a
gas regulator will void warranty of the grill.
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Grills operated with NG (natural gas) gas must be installed with the NG regulator supplied with
the unit and set to 4.0" water column pressure.
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Grills operated with LP (liquid propane) gas must be installed with an LP regulator not supplied
with the unit and set to 11" water column pressure.
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The gas valves used in the grills are preset at the factory for LP operation. Please contact your
dealer and use a licensed contractor or installer to convert your grill to the different gas type.
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The self-contained LP system barbecue grill is design certified to be used with a standard 20 lb.,
12 1/4" diameter; 18" high cylinder with right handed connection threads and this is the
maximum size LP tank to be used. The cylinder must be marked in accordance with the latest
U.S. Department of Transportation specifications for LP gas cylinders. (DOT. CFR49 or National
Standards of Canada CAN/CSA-B359 Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of
Dangerous Goods) a Propane Tank with an ODP) Overfill Prevention Device) must be used at all
times.
Natural Gas Requirements

Always check the Rating Plate to make sure the gas supply you are hooking up to is the
gas type the grill is manufactured for. IMPORTANT: Never connect the grill to an
unregulated gas supply.
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The installation of this appliance must conform with local codes or in the absence of local
codes, to the national fuel gas code, ANSI Z223.1a-1998. Installation in Canada must be
in accordance with the standard CAN/CGA- B149.2, Propane Installation Code.
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A licensed contractor or local gas company representative must perform all natural gas
connections.
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Ensure that the service supplying the grill is fitted with a shut off valve conveniently
positioned near the grill and giving ease of access.
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The grill must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual
manual shutoff valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test
pressures equal to or less than 0.5 psi (3.5 kPa).
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The grill and its individual shutoff valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping
system during any pressure testing of that system at test pressure in excess of 0.5 psi (3.5
kPa).
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Connection
1) Slide the grill forward to gain access to the regulator and gas connection point in
the rear.
2) Connect a suitable natural gas flex connector to the grill regulator.
3) Check the grill controls to ensure all control valves are in the full OFF position.
4) Turn on the main gas supply and check all connections for leaks using soapy water
as described in the leak testing procedure section.
Warning: If you see bubbles in the soapy solution at any of the connections, turn off the
gas supply and tighten the connection. If tightening the connection does not seal the leak,
it may be necessary to replace the flex hose.
SAFETY! BEWARE OF SPIDERS
CAUTION: BURNER TUBES MUST BE INSPECTED AND CLEANED BEFORE USE.
SPIDERS AND SMALL INSECTS OCCASIONALLY SPIN WEBS OR MAKE NESTS IN
THE BURNER DURING WAREHOUSING AND TRANSIT. THESE WEBS CAN LEAD TO
GAS FLOW OBSTRUCTION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FIRE IN AND AROUND THE
BURNER TUBES. THIS TYPE OF FIRE IS KNOWN AS “FLASH-BACK” IT IS THE MOST
COMMON CAUSE,AND FREQUENT INSPECTION AND CLEANING OF THE BURNER
TUBES IS NECESSARY
Checking for Gas Leaks
Perform a leak test at least once a year whether the gas supply cylinder has been
disconnected or not. In addition, whenever the gas cylinder is connected to the regulator
or whenever any part of the gas system is disconnected or replaced, perform a leak test.
As a safety precaution, remember to always leak test your grill outdoors in a wellventilated area. Never smoke or permit sources of ignition in the area while doing a leak
test. Do not use a flame, such as a lighted match to test for leaks. Use a solution of soapy
water.
1) Prepare a leak testing solution of soapy water by mixing in a spray bottle one part
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
liquid soap to one part water.
Make sure all the control knobs are in the OFF position.
Turn on the gas
On Natural Gas systems, turn the main feed valve to the grill.
On LP systems, turn the cylinder valve knob counter clockwise one turn to open.
Apply the leak-testing solution by spraying it on joints of the gas delivery system.
a. Bubbles in the soap solution indicate that a leak is present. Stop a leak by
tightening the loose joint or by replacing the faulty part with a replacement
part recommended by the manufacturer. Do not attempt to repair the
cylinder valve if it is damaged. The cylinder must be discarded to a proper
LP tank location and then replaced.
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7) Turn all control knobs back to the full OFF position.
a. If you are unable to stop a leak turn all control knobs back to the full OFF
position, shut off the gas supply to the grill and release pressure in the hose
and manifold by pushing in and turning any of the control valves one
quarter turn counter-clockwise.
8) On LP systems, remove the cylinder from the grill.
9) Call an authorized gas appliance service technician or an LP gas dealer.
10) Do not use the appliance until the leak is corrected.
PG 16
Liquid Propane (LP) Gas Requirements
LP TANK REQUIREMENTS:
 A collar to protect the cylinder threads on the customer supplied tank.
 An arrangement for gas vapor withdrawal.
 A safety relief device having direct communication with the vapor space of the
cylinder.
 A method of mounting.
 When not in use, the tank shut off valve should be turned off.
WARNING
All purging and refilling of LP gas cylinders must be performed by qualified
personnel in the LP gas industry. Never store a spare LP gas cylinder under or near
this appliance. Never fill the LP gas cylinder beyond 80 percent full. Failure to
follow these instructions may result in explosion, personal injury or death.
Filling and Refilling LP Gas Cylinders:
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Turn control knobs and cylinder valve to the OFF position.
Unscrew valve.
Remove cylinder and have it filled at your local qualified propane dealer.
Once filled, carefully connect the valve and make sure it is secure and not
leaking.
 With the control knobs in the OFF position, turn on the cylinder valve.
o If you smell gas or hear the hiss of gas escaping from the tank, get away from the
tank and do not attempt to correct the problem yourself. Call the Fire Department
immediately.
o If your grill has no leak at the cylinder, then re-check for loose connections and
retest for leaks using the method detailed in the following pages with soapy
solution.
o Do not subject your LP gas cylinder to excessive heat, and always store the
cylinder in an upright position. Never store your LP cylinders indoors.
o Make sure that when attaching components, all connections are secured and fully
tightened to prevent leakage. If one is not already available, it is recommended
that an ON-OFF shutoff valve be installed at the gas supply source, and that the
gas supply be turned off when either Natural Gas or LP Gas grills are not in use.
PG 17
Transporting and Storing LP Gas
Transport only one cylinder at a time. Ensure the cylinder is secured in an upright
position with the control valve turned off and the dust cap in place. Be sure to store
cylinders outdoors and out of the reach of children. Do not store cylinders in a building,
garage, or any other enclosed area.
Leak Testing
All gas piping and connections must be tested for leaks after installation or service. All
leaks must be corrected immediately. Remember, before exchanging an empty bottle for
a new one; make sure all control valves are in the “off” position.
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Open the valve (shut-off or ‘ON’ LP tank).
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Apply liquid soap solution to all joints.
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Bubbles forming indicate gas leak.
NEVER USE AN OPEN FLAME TO CHECK FOR LEAKS.
PG 18
FOR YOUR SAFETY
1. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
2. Do not store any propane/butane (G31-G30) cylinder (that is not
connected for use) in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Installing the Grill in a BBQ Island
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You will need a second person to help you avoid damaging the grill or your
barbecue island.
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Before installing a grill in any island or cut out, make sure that the opening is not
bigger than the outside frame of the grill unit. The grill should rest on the lip of the
frame.
o Pay careful attention to the location of the gas line. It should be routed
away from sources of heat, sharp edges and should make as few bends as
possible.
 Check to see if the gas line connection will be accessible when grill is installed. If
the gas line connection is not easily accessible when the grill is installed, support
the grill above counter level and attach the gas line to the grill. When the gas
connection is made, slide the grill into the cut out. If the gas line connection is
accessible when the grill is installed, slide the grill into the cut out and then attach
the gas line.
o Be very careful not to kink the gas line when lowering the grill into the cut
out.
Keep your fingers away from where the grill will be supported on counter. Your fingers
could become trapped and a serious injury could occur.
Check to make sure the grill is level and is supported around the entire outside edge. If the
grill is not level or is unstable, use non-combustible shims under the outside lip to stabilize.
Perform the leak test procedure as described earlier in this manual.
PG 19
Electrical Precautions
Extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
If an extension cord is used:
 The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great
as the electrical rating of the appliance
 The cord should be arranged so that it will not touch hot surfaces, sharp edges or drape
over the countertop or tabletop (where it can be pulled or tripped over unintentionally).
Outdoor extension cords should be used with products suited for outdoor use. They are surface
marked with suffix letters "W" or "W-A" and with a tag stating "Suitable for Use with Outdoor
Appliances".
To protect against electrical shock, the power cord and plug should be kept dry and off of the
ground.
Do not clean this product with water spray; do not spray cleaners into the lamp socket area.
Do not operate any appliance with a damaged power cord or power plug, and do not operate any
appliance after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. If this should
occur, return the appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or
adjustment.
Be certain your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with applicable codes. To guarantee the electrical safety of this appliance, continuity
must exist between the appliance and an effective grounding system. It is imperative that this
basic safety requirement be met. The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for damages
caused by the lack of or inadequacy of an effective grounding system.
This appliance conforms to all uniform electrical safety codes and electrical grounding
regulations. Install unit according to I.A.W. local codes or with National Electrical Code
ANSI/NFPA 70 or CSA C22.1 in their absence.
General Safety and Care
NOTE: The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for damage or injury caused by improper
use of this appliance.
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Gasoline, lighter fluid or other flammable liquids and vapors should never be stored in
the area of this grill or any other appliance.
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Do not store anything in the grill. Make sure food is not forgotten in the grill; forgotten
items could melt or catch fire when the appliance is turned on.
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To prevent injuries, do not use accessories that are not recommended by the
manufacturer.
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Before cleaning the appliance, disconnect the rotisserie and "trip" the circuit breaker.
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Never use the grill in windy conditions. If located in a consistently windy area
(oceanfront, mountaintop, etc.) a wind break will be required. Winds blowing into or
across the back hood gap, can cause poor performance and/or cause the control panel to
get dangerously hot.
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Always open the grill hood carefully, using only the handle - the hood may be hot.
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Children should not be left alone or unattended in an area where any appliance is in use.
They should never be allowed to touch, sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
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Do not store items of interest to children in cabinets above the grill or in the grill.
Children climbing on the appliance to reach these items could be seriously injured.
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Wear proper clothing when operating appliances. Loose-fitting or hanging garments
should never be worn while using the grill.
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Do not leave the grill unattended while in use.
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Do not use water on grease fires! A violent steam explosion may result. Instead, smother
the fire with a dry chemical or foam fire extinguisher.
Unit Installation
Your Kokomo Grill comes pre-assembled and requires very little setup. We do however;
recommend the use of professional help during the installation of your unit as improper
installation may affect your warranty.
Remove the unit from the box along with all accessories and check that no damage has occurred
to the unit or any parts.
Burners: Check the burner tubes and remove any obstructions that may be in the ports or holes.
Using cold water and a brush will be sufficient. Make sure all foreign particles are removed from
the burner before use.
Make sure the air shutter on the burners is slightly opened (to about 1/8" for NG and 1/4" for
LP).
WARNING
For proper operation, burners must be aligned with the valve orifice and seated in
the bracket slot. This is accomplished by first placing the burner tube shutter hole
securely over the valve orifice and then secure with the cotter pin at the rear of the
barbecue.
PG 21
REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT FOR WARRANY AT
KOKOMOGRILLS.COM/REGISTER-PRODUCT
Locating the Product Serial Number:
The serial number for your KOKOMO appliance is located on the left hand side of the
Firebox. You will need this number to properly register your grill and activate coverage.
Write this information in the space provided below for your records.
Barbecue model: Barbecue serial number:
Type of fuel being used: ____________________________
Date purchased: __________________________________
Date installed: ____________________________________
Kokomo grills dealer’s name and address _____________________________________
Kokomo dealer’s phone number: _____________________________________________
Kokomo Product Registration
Please take a minute to let us know what you bought. This makes sure we keep you up to
date and have your info ready if you ever need warranty help!
Name__________________________________________
Email__________________________________________
Phone__________________________________________
Street Address ___________________________________
City________________________State/Province/Region_________________________
Zip / Postal Code____________________________ Country______________________
What is the model number of the Kokomo Product purchased?
What is the serial number on the Kokomo product (only on grills and side burners)?
Where did you buy your Kokomo product?
PG 22
Lighting Instructions
Caution: Never operate the grill unattended.
Prior to using your grill, verify that all of the following is correct:
 The burner tube is free of any debris or obstruction.
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The proper gas type and regulator settings were installed.
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The proper gas connection is complete.
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Minimum clearances are maintained.
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All packaging has been removed.
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All parts and components are properly in place.
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An installer-supplied manual gas shut-off valve is fully accessible.
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LP hose is clean and inspected for cuts, wear, abrasion, or leaks. Replace if necessary
with a suitable UL, ETL or CSA listed part with internally threaded connector.
LIGHTING YOUR GRILL
 Become familiar with the safety instructions at the front of this manual. Do not smoke
while lighting the grill or checking the gas supply connections.
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Make sure that all gas connections are securely tightened and have been leak-tested with
a soapy water solution - never with a flame!
FIRST TIME OPERATION
Before cooking with your grill for the first time, burn off any foreign matter and rid the unit of
any odors by burning the unit on HIGH with the lid down for about 10 minutes. When lit, the
flame should have a bluish color to it. It may have a tint of yellow and adjustment to the air
shutters can be made to obtain a blue flame and proper gas glow. This grill should be preheated
with the main burner control settings on HIGH for five minutes with the hood closed.
Lighting the Grill
1. Open the hood.
2. Keep your face as far away from the burners as possible.
3. Slowly rotate the burner knob counter-clockwise to the high position.
4. You will hear a loud click as the electric lighter produces a spark. Listen for the sound of
the gas igniting. If the burner does not light on the first try, repeat immediately.
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5. If the burner does not light in five seconds then wait five minutes until the gas clears
before attempting to light it again. Repeat the procedure or try the manual lighting
procedure below.
6. Upon successful lighting, repeat the process on the other burners you wish to light.
7. To shut off the burners, rotate the knob and turn to OFF.
8. It is normal to hear a popping sound when the burners are turned off.
Manually lighting the grill
WARNING: Do not use standard matches or cigarette lighters to perform match-lighting
procedures. Serious burns can occur and lighters can explode.
1. Open the hood.
2. If you have just attempted to light the burner, allow five minutes for any accumulated gas
to dissipate.
3. Keep your face as far away from the burners as possible.
4. Light and insert a long stem match, holding it near the Lighting Tube.
5. Push in and turn the control knob to HIGH.
6. If the burner does not light after five seconds, turn the control knobs to the OFF position.
7. Wait five minutes until the gas clears before attempting to light it again.
8. If the burner does not light after several attempts, immediately close all gas valves and
consult an authorized service technician.
WARNING: “Flashback” may occur in or around the burner tubes. Flashback exhibits a
characteristic “whooshing” sound. If this should occur, immediately turn off your burners, then
remove and clean them with soap and water and a brush until all foreign objects are removed.
Fuel (Gas) Conversion Instructions for KoKoMo Gas Grills.
CAUTION: This should only be performed by a licensed gas professional.
Propane to Natural Gas Conversion-Main Burners:
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Currently all grills are supplied with a regulator set at a pressure of 4” water
column.
Fuel Conversion of Main Burners:
1. Determine the existing gas type (LP or Propane gas). The process for
changing the gas type (orifice change-out) is the same for both gases.
2. You must remove all cooking grills and flame tamers to expose the main
burners in the grill.
3. On the bottom rear of each burner is a screw. Remove screw.
4. To remove burner, slide burner to the rear of the grill and upward. Repeat
for each burner.
5. Where the burner was previously located, connecting to the main valve
through the hole in the basin should now be evacuated space.
6. Inside the space you will find the end of the valve (toward the front of the
grill), with an orifice (brass fitting), screwed into the end of the valve stem.
7. Carefully remove the orifice with a 7mm socket set and extension. (These
are extremely fragile! When unscrewing, be extremely gentle, for you could
easily break the brass fitting and have to replace the valve.)
8. Once the orifice is removed, replace it with the new change-out orifice,
(repeat for all burners). When re-installing orifice, do not over tighten or you
will strip the brass fitting. Little pressure is needed!!
9. Replace burners and test for proper flame height. Flame should stand
between ½”-1” tall on LOW and 1.5”-2” on HIGH. (To adjust the LOW
flame setting simply light the grill on the LOW setting and adjust the screw
which is located under the knob on the front of the valve.)
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Warranty
What follows is a simple and general outline of the warranty for our gas grills. Please refer to your
specific product owner’s manual to confirm your specific warranty details
Limited Warranty – Grills
KoKoMo Grills warrants, to the original purchaser of the Outdoor Gas Grill, that when subject to normal
residential use it is free from defects in workmanship and materials for the periods specified below. This
warranty excludes grills used in rental or commercial applications. It does not apply to rust, corrosion,
oxidation or discoloration, which may occur due to moisture or overheating. It does not cover labor or
labor related charges. There will be shipping and handling charge for the delivery of the warranty part(s).
The warranty is only valid at the original site of delivery with proof of purchase of item(s).
Component
Warranty Period
Welded Stainless Steel & Tube Bar Burner
10 Years
Stainless Steel Flame Tamer/Grates
10 Years (All Grills)
Gas Valves
2 Years
Igniter system and others
2 Years
Stainless Steel Frame, Housing
Lifetime
Under this warranty our obligation is limited to repair or replacement, at our discretion, of the product
during the warranty period. The extent of any liability of KoKoMo Grills., under this warranty is limited
to repair or replacement. This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts, damage resulting from any
of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use of improper fuel/gas supply, use contrary to
operating instructions, or alteration by any person other than our factory service center. The warranty
period is not extended by such repair or replacement.
Warranty Claim Procedure: If you require service or parts for your KoKoMo Grill, please contact
our Service Center for factory direct assistance. Our hours of operation are 8AM to 4:30PM MST.
Please direct all correspondence to:
Backyard Accents, LLC
Email: service@backyardaccents.net
1325 E. Gibson Lane
Phone: 877-882-2723
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Fax: 602-253-6212
ATTN: Service Center
Product repair as provided under this warranty is your exclusive remedy. KoKoMo Grills shall not be
liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of any express or implied warranty on its
products. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose on this product to the duration of the above warranty. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.
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Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If there is something you need help with and it
is not listed below, please contact us at 877-882-2723 or email at sevice@backyardaccents.net
How do you hook up the side burner?
Note: Use Teflon tape on all threaded connections.
1. Connect a short double ended 3/8 female flare gas line to the back of the BBQ.
2. Then connect a 3/8 Flare "T" Fitting to the gas line.
3. From that connection, you will have two remaining access points: one for the side burner and one for the
Incoming gas.
4. Make your connections and light it up.
How do you light the backburner?
1. Make sure the gas is on.
2. Turn the knob slowly but stop before the ignition snaps, when you stop, hold the knob for 7-10 seconds.
This allows the gas to flow thru the Infrared Backburner for 7-10 seconds allowing the gas to migrate to the
opposite side of the Backburner where the ignition is located.
3. After doing so proceed turning the knob to complete the snap.
4. Once you hear the snap the gas will be ignited.
Does the fire pit have a hole for drainage?
KoKoMo Grills currently does not cut any holes for drainage, but when your plumber hooks up the gas to
the burner you have to drill a hole into the cement board in order to get to the burner. So that provides an
out for water.
How can I tell if I have a gas leak?
A good test is to mix a bit of water with dish soap. Then with a brush dab your connections with the soapy
water, if you do indeed have a leak you will see your connection start to bubble.
The flame in the grill is higher in the back than in the front.
Needs some cleaning! Take the burners out, remove the cotter pins that are behind and beneath the BBQ
and shake them or air gun them and get all the dirt out of the burners. Keep in mind that if your burners are
bowed it is time for new ones. If your grill is brand new out the box and your running L.P gas, then you
might have a N.G Unit
The grill is not getting any gas.
Check the line. There is a chance that there is foam at the entrance of your gas line located in the back right
corner of the grill. It might have a fouled regulator. There might be a gas leak plugging your regulator for
safety.
The grill is not getting hot enough.
Regulator might be restricting too much gas.
The flame is low.
Valve might need replacing. Regulator might be restricting too much gas.
Fire is coming out of the front of the grill by the knobs.
Burners either need to be cleaned, or there is something disturbing the flow of the gas making the gas travel
back towards the valve and with the ignition igniting the gas you are getting fire right by the knobs.
You can smell gas when the grill is off.
Check all connections to the grill if there are no leaks then there is a chance that there is actually a leak
right underneath the grill. To check it is easy, get in front of the grill and look at the valves from
underneath. There is one screw that holds each valve into place. Tighten each one snuggly, this should be
the solution.
The burners will light with a match only.
99% of the time Valves need to be replaced, the ignitions system has failed.
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BBQ Parts – Warranty / Order
1.
Cooking Grill
BAK4BG--001
Y
2.
Flame Tamer w/ Briquettes
BAK4BG--002
Y
3.
Flavor Bars 4 Burner
BAK4BG--004
Y
4.
Drip Tray
BAK4BG--005
Y
5.
Burner-Controlling Valve
BAK4BG--006
Y
6.
Back Burner Valve
BAK4BG--007
Y
7.
Controlling Knob
BAK4BG--008
Y
8.
Stainless Steel Burner
BAK4BG--009
Y
9.
Warming Rack
BAK4BG--0010
Y
10.
Hood Handle
BAK4BG--011
Y
11.
Thermometer
BAK4BG--012
Y
12.
Cooking Plate
BAK4BG--013
Y
13.
Knob Bezel
BAK4BG--014
Y
14.
Back Infrared Burner
BAK4BG--015
Y
15.
Rotisserie Spit Bracket
BAK4BG--016
Y
16.
Rotisserie Motor Bracket
BAK4BG--017
Y
17.
Rotisserie Spit Rod
BAK4BG--018
Y
18.
Rotisserie Spit Fork
BAK4BG--019
Y
19.
Rotisserie Motor
BAK4BG--020
Y
20.
Rotisserie Spit Handle
BAK4BG--021
Y
21.
Rotisserie Spit Bushing
BAK4BG--022
Y
22.
Rotisserie Spit Weight
BAK4BG--023
Y
23.
Rotisserie Spit Lock Nut
BAK4BG--024
Y
24.
Drip Tray 4 Burner
BAK4BG--026
Y
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