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Natural Gas Grill Owners Guide
YOU MUST READ THIS OWNERS GUIDE
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BEFORE OPERATING YOUR GAS GRILL
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DANGER
If you smell gas:
1. Shut off gas to the appliance.
2. Extinguish any open flames.
3. Open lid
4. If odor continues, keep away from the
appliance and immediately call your gas
supplier or your fire department.
Leaking gas may cause a fire or explosion
which can cause serious bodily injury or
death, or damage to property.
WARNING
1. Do not store spare liquid propane
cylinder within 10 feet (3m) of this
appliance.
2. Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable liquids or vapors within
25 feet (8m) of this appliance.
WARNING: Follow all leak-check
procedures carefully in this manual prior
to barbecue operation. Do this even if
the barbecue was dealer-assembled.
NOTICE TO INSTALLER: These instructions
must be left with the owner and the owner
should keep them for future use.
THIS GAS APPLIANCE IS DESIGNED FOR
OUTDOOR USE ONLY.
WARNING: Do not try to light this
appliance without reading the “Lighting”
Instructions section of this manual
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Dangers & Warnings
DANGER
Failure to follow the Dangers, Warnings and Cautions contained in this Owner’s Manual may result in
serious bodily injury or death, or in a fire or an explosion causing damage to property.
WARNINGS
Do not store a spare or disconnected liquid propane cylinder under or near this barbecue.
Improper assembly may be dangerous. Please carefully follow the assembly instructions in this
manual.
After a period of storage, and/or nonuse, the Weber® gas barbecue should be checked for gas leaks
and burner obstructions before use. See instructions in this manual for correct procedures.
Do not operate the Weber® gas barbecue if there is a gas leak present.
Do not use a flame to check for gas leaks.
Combustible materials should never be within 24 inches of the top, bottom, back or sides of your
Weber® gas barbecue.
Do not put a barbecue cover or anything flammable on, or in the storage area under the barbecue.
Your Weber® gas barbecue should never be used by children. Accessible parts of the barbecue may
be very hot. Keep young children away while it is in use.
You should exercise reasonable care when operating your Weber® gas barbecue. It will be hot
during cooking or cleaning and should never be left unattended, or moved while in operation.
Should the burners go out while in operation, turn all gas valves off. Open the lid and wait five
minutes before attempting to relight, using the lighting instructions.
Do not use charcoal or lava rock in your Weber® gas barbecue.
Never lean over open grill or place hands or fingers on the front edge of the cooking box.
Should a grease fire occur, turn off all burners and leave lid closed until fire is out.
Do not enlarge valve orifices or burner ports when cleaning the valves or burners.
The Weber® gas barbecue should be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
Liquid propane gas is not natural gas. The conversion or attempted use of natural gas in a liquid
propane unit or liquid propane gas in a natural gas unit is dangerous and will void your warranty.
Do not attempt to disconnect any gas fitting while your barbecue is in operation.
Use heat-resistant barbecue mitts or gloves when operating barbecue.
Combustion byproducts produced when using this product contain chemicals known to the state
of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
LIQUID PROPANE GAS UNITS ONLY:
Use the regulator that is supplied with your Weber® gas barbecue.
Do not attempt to disconnect the gas regulator or any gas fitting while your barbecue is in
operation.
A dented or rusty liquid propane cylinder may be hazardous and should be checked by your liquid
propane supplier. Do not use a liquid propane cylinder with a damaged valve.
Although your liquid propane cylinder may appear to be empty, gas may still be present, and the
cylinder should be transported and stored accordingly.
If you see, smell or hear the hiss of escaping gas from the liquid propane cylinder:
1. Move away from liquid propane cylinder.
2. Do not attempt to correct the problem yourself.
3. Call your fire department.
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Contents
Danger & Warnings ..................................................................................A-2
Warranty ..................................................................................................A-4
General Instructions .................................................................................A-5
Cooking ...................................................................................................A-6
Cleaning ..................................................................................................A-6
Exploded View .........................................................................................A-7
Parts List ...................................................................................................A-9
Unpacking ...............................................................................................A-10
Assembly Instructions ...............................................................................B-a
Gas Instructions .......................................................................................C-1
Leak Checking .........................................................................................C-3
Operating .................................................................................................D-1
Lighting ....................................................................................................D-1
Manual Lighting .......................................................................................D-2
Lighting the Side Burner ........................................................................... D-3
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................D-4
Side Burner Troubleshooting.....................................................................D-5
Maintenance ............................................................................................E-1
Replacing Main Burners ........................................................................... E-2
Crossover® Ignition System Operations .....................................................E-2
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Warranty
This Limited Warranty does not cover any failures or
operating difficulties due to accident, abuse, misuse,
alteration, misapplication, vandalism, improper
installation or improper maintenance or service, or failure
to perform normal and routine maintenance, including
but not limited to damage caused by insects within the
burner tubes, as set out in this owner’s manual.
Deterioration or damage due to severe weather
conditions such as hail, hurricanes, earthquakes or
tornadoes, discoloration due to exposure to chemicals
either directly or in the atmosphere, is not covered by
this Limited Warranty.
Weber-Stephen Products Co. (Weber) hereby warrants to
the ORIGINAL PURCHASER of this Weber® gas grill that it
will be free of defects in material and workmanship from
the date of purchase as follows:
Aluminum Castings, lifetime,
Porcelain Hood Section,
Burners,
Igniter,
Cooking Grates,
1 year paint
25 years
10 years
3 years
7 years no rust
through
Flavorizer® Bars, 5 year no rust
through
Thermoplastic/Thermoset Parts, 10 years Excluding
fading
All Remaining Parts, 5 years
There are no other express warrants except as set forth
herein and any applicable implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness are limited in duration to the
period of coverage of this express written Limited
Warranty. Some regions do not allow limitation on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so this limitation may not
apply to you.
Weber® is not liable for any special, indirect or
consequential damages. Some regions do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to
you.
Weber® does not authorize any person or company to
assume for it any other obligation or liability in
connection with the sale, installation, use, removal,
return, or replacement of its equipment; and no such
representations are binding on Weber®.
This Warranty applies only to products sold at retail.
when assembled and operated in accordance with the
printed instructions accompanying it.
Weber may require reasonable proof of your date of
purchase. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD RETAIN YOUR
SALES SLIP OR INVOICE.
This Limited Warranty shall be limited to the repair or
replacement of parts that prove defective under normal
use and service and which on examination shall indicate,
to Weber’s satisfaction, they are defective. Before returning
any parts, contact the Customer service representative in
your region using the contact information sheet provided
with your manual. If Weber® confirms the defect and
approves the claim, Weber® will elect to replace such parts
without charge. If you are required to return defective
parts, transportation charges must be prepaid. Weber® will
return parts to the purchaser, freight or postage prepaid.
WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS CO.
Customer Service Center
1890 Roselle Road, Suite 308
Schaumburg, IL 60195
USA
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General Instructions
Your Weber® gas barbecue is a portable outdoor cooking
appliance. With the Weber® gas barbecue you can grill,
barbecue, roast and bake with results that are difficult to
duplicate with indoor kitchen appliances. The closed lid
and Flavorizer® bars produce that “outdoor” flavor in the
food.
The Weber® gas barbecue is portable so you can easily
change its location in your yard or on your patio. Portability
means you can take your Weber® gas barbecue with you if
you move.
The natural gas supply is easy to use and gives you more
cooking control than charcoal fuel.
• These instructions will give you the minimum
requirements for assembling your Weber® gas
barbecue. Please read the instructions carefully before
using your Weber® gas barbecue. Improper assembly
can be dangerous.
• Not for use by children.
• If there are local codes that apply to portable gas grills,
you will have to conform to them. If there are no local
codes, you must conform to the latest edition of the
National Fuel Gas Code: ANSI Z 223.1.
• This Weber® gas barbecue is designed for natural
(piped in city) gas only. Do not use liquid propane (LP)
bottled gas. The valves, orifices and hose are for
natural gas only.
• Do not use with charcoal fuel.
• Check that the area under the control panel and the
bottom tray are free from debris that might obstruct the
flow of combustion or ventilation air.
Storage
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The gas must be turned OFF at the natural gas
supply when the Weber® gas barbecue is not in use.
When the Weber® gas barbecue is stored indoors,
the gas supply must be disconnected.
The Weber® gas barbecue should be checked for gas
leaks and any obstructions in the burner tubes before
using. (See Sections: “General Maintenance and
Annual Maintenance.”)
Check that the areas under the control panel and the
slide out bottom tray are free from debris that might
obstruct the flow of combustion or ventilation air.
The Spider /Insect Screens should also be checked
for any obstructions. (See Section: “Annual
Maintenance.”)
Operating
WARNING: Only use this barbecue outdoors in a
well-ventilated area. Do not use in a garage,
building, breezeway or any other enclosed area.
WARNING: Never use your Weber® gas barbecue
under an unprotected combustible roof or
overhang.
WARNING: Your Weber® gas barbecue is not
intended to be installed in or on recreational
vehicles and/or boats.
WARNING: Do not use combustible materials
within 24 inches of the top, bottom, back or sides
of the grill.
WARNING: The entire cooking box gets hot when
in use. Do not leave unattended.
WARNING: Keep any electrical supply cord and the
fuel supply hose away from any heated surface.
WARNING: Keep the cooking area clear of
flammable vapors and liquids, such as gasoline,
alcohol, etc., and combustible materials.
For Installation in Canada
These instructions, while generally acceptable, do not
necessarily comply with the Canadian Installation codes,
particularly with piping above and below ground. In
Canada the installation of this appliance must comply with
local codes and/or Standards CAN/CGA-B149.1
(Installation Code for Natural Gas Burning Appliances and
Equipment).
Gas Supply Testing
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Disconnect your Weber® gas barbecue when the gas
supply is being tested at high pressures. This
appliance and its individual shutoff valve must be
disconnected from the gas supply piping system
during any pressure testing of that system at test
pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
Turn OFF your Weber® gas barbecue when the gas
supply is being tested at low pressures. This
appliance 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 the pressure equal to or less than 1/
2 psig (3.5 kPa).
General Instructions
Cooking
Cleaning
WARNING: Do not move the Weber® gas barbecue
when operating or while barbecue is hot.
You can adjust the FRONT and BACK burners as desired.
The control settings: High (H), Medium (M), Low (L), or Off
(O) are described in your Weber® cookbook. The cookbook
uses these notations to describe the settings of the
FRONT and BACK burners. For example, to sear steaks,
you would set all burners at H (high). Then to complete
cooking, you would set FRONT and BACK at M (medium).
Refer to your Weber® cookbook for detailed cooking
instructions.
WARNING: Turn your Weber® gas barbecue OFF and
wait for it to cool before cleaning.
CAUTION: Do not clean your Flavorizer® bars or
cooking grates in a self-cleaning oven.
For availability of replacement cooking grates and
Flavorizer® bars contact the
Customer Service Representative in your region using
the contact information sheet
provided with your manual.
Outside surfaces - Use a warm soapy water solution to
clean, then rinse with water.
Note: The temperature inside your cooking box for the first
few uses, while surfaces are still very reflective, may be
hotter than those shown in your cookbook. Cooking
conditions. Such as wind and weather, may require the
adjustment of the burner controls to obtain the correct
cooking temperatures.
CAUTION: Do not use oven cleaner, abrasive
cleansers (kitchen cleansers) cleaners that contain
citrus products, or abrasive cleaning pads on
barbecue or cart surfaces.
Slide out Bottom tray - Remove excess grease, then
wash with warm soapy water, then rinse
CAUTION: Replace thermometer in lid when not in
use. Do not leave thermometer in food while
cooking.
If burners go out during cooking, open lid, turn off all
burners and wait five minutes before relighting.
Preheating - Your Weber® gas barbecue is an energyefficient appliance. It operates at an economical low BTU
rate. To preheat: after lighting, close lid and turn all burners
to high (HH). Preheating to between 500° and 550° F (260°
and 290° C) will take 10 to 15 minutes depending on
conditions such as air temperature and wind.
Drippings and grease - The Flavorizer® bars are
designed to “smoke” the correct amount of drippings for
flavorful cooking. Excess drippings and grease will
accumulate in the catch pan under the slide out bottom
tray. Disposable foil drip pans are available that fit the catch
pan.
WARNING: Check the bottom tray for grease buildup before each use. Remove excess grease to avoid
a grease fire in the slide out bottom tray.
Flavorizer® bars and Cooking grates - Clean with a
suitable brass bristle brush. As needed, remove from grill
and wash with warm soapy water, then rinse with water.
Catch pan - Disposable foil trays are available, or you can
line the catch pan with aluminum foil. To clean the catch
pan, wash with warm soapy water, then rinse.
Thermometer - Wipe with warm soapy water; clean with
plastic scrub ball. Do not put in dishwasher or submerge in
water.
Inside cooking module - Brush any debris off of burner
tubes. DO NOT ENLARGE BURNER PORTS
(OPENINGS). Wash inside of cooking box with warm
soapy water and a water rinse.
Inside Lid - While lid is warm, wipe inside with paper towel
to prevent grease build-up. Flaking built-up grease
resembles paint flakes.
Stainless steel surfaces - Wash with a soft cloth and a
soap and water solution. Be careful to scrub with the grain
direction of the stainless steel.
Thermoset surfaces - Wash with a soft cloth and a soap
and water solution.
Do not use cleaners that contain acid, mineral spirits
or xylene. Rinse well after cleaning.
Thermoset work surfaces are not to be used as cutting
boards.
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Hinge Pin
Left Endcap
Shroud
Handle
Warm-Up™ Basket
Warming Rack
Cooking Grates
Flavorizer® Bars
Cooking Box
1/4-20 keps nut
Slide Out Bottom Tray
Work Surface
Catch Pan Holder
Left Rear Trim Assembly Arm
1/4 - 14 x 5/8 inch bolt
Left Trim Piece
Left Front Trim Assembly Arm
1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4 inch bolt
Swing Up Table Assembly
1/4 - 20 x 1 inch bolt
Nylon Washer
Caster Frame
Caster
Bottom Rack
Wheel
Hubcap
Hair Pin Cotter
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Right Endcap
Thermometer
Handle Hardware
Control Panel Knobs
Control Panel
Burner Control Hardware
Crossover® Ignition Button
Crossover® tube
Front / Rear Burner
Center Burner
Manifold Hardware
Manifold
Catch Pan
Disposable Drip Pan
Igniter
Top Frame Assembly
Side Burner
Right Rear Trim Assembly Arm
Right Trim Piece
Right Front Trim Assembly Arm
Front Panel
Right Swing Up Table Assembly
Glides
Wheel Frame
Hose
1/4 - 20 x 1 3/4 inch bolt
Parts List
Cooking Box Assembly - 1
Side Burner - 1
Flavorizer® Bars - 5
Warm-Up™ Basket - 1
Warming Rack - 1
Caster Frame - 1
Cooking Grate - 2
Bottom Tray - 1
Wheel Frame - 1
Catch-Pan Holder - 1
Catch-Pan - 1
Bottom Rack - 1
Disposable Drip Pans - 2
Left Trim Assembly - 1
Thermometer - 1
1 inch Bolts (1/4 x 20 x 1 inch Bolt) - 8
Left Swing Up Table - 1
Nylon Washer - 8
Side Table - 1
Wrench - 1
Right Trim Assembly - 1
7/16 inch Wrench - 1
Right Swing Up Table - 1
Hose - 1
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Unpacking
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• Push down firmly until Bottom Rack Lock, "locks" under the rail.
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• Push down firmly on both sides to ensure bottom
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to next step if bottom rack is not locked in place
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• Install bolts at indicated locations. Use supplied tool to tighten.
Finish tightening bolt with metal wrench provided or a 7/16” wrench.
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Gas Instructions
Gas Line Piping
■ If the length of the line required does not exceed 50
feet, use a 5/8" O.D. tube. One size larger should be
used for lengths greater than 50 feet.
■ Gas piping may be copper tubing, type K or L;
polyethylene plastic tube, with a minimum wall
thickness of .062 inch; or standard weight (schedule 40)
steel or wrought iron pipe.
■ Copper tubing must be tin-lined if the gas contains
more than 0.3 grams of hydrogen sulfide per 100 cubic
feet of gas.
■ Plastic tubing is suitable only for outdoor, underground
use.
■ Gas piping in contact with earth, or any other material
which may corrode the piping, must be protected
against corrosion in an approved manner.
■ Underground piping must have a minimum of 18" cover
Install Gas Supply
General Specifications for Piping
Note - Contact your local municipality for building
codes regulating outdoor gas barbecue installations.
In absence of Local Codes, you must confirm to the
latest edition of ANSI Z223.1. WE RECOMMEND THAT
THIS INSTALLATION BE DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL.
Some of the following are general requirements taken from
ANISI Z223.1 latest edition for complete specifications.
■ This barbecue is designed to operate at 7 inches of
water column pressure (.2526 psi).
■ A manual shut-off valve must be installed outdoors,
immediately ahead of the quick disconnect.
■ An additional manual shut-off valve indoors should be
installed in the branch fuel line in an accessible location
near the supply line
■ The quick disconnect connects to a 3/8 inch NPT
thread from the gas source. The quick disconnect fitting
is a hand-operated device that automatically shuts OFF
the flow of gas from the source when the barbecue is
disconnected
■ The quick disconnect fitting can be installed
horizontally, or pointing downward. Installing the fitting
with the open end pointing upward can result in
collecting water and debris.
■ The dust covers (supplied plastic plugs) help keep the
open ends of the quick disconnect fitting clean while
disconnected.
■ Pipe compound should be used which is resistant to the
action of natural gas when connections are made.
■ The outdoor connector must be firmly attached to rigid,
permanent construction.
 WARNING: Do not route the 12 foot hose under a
deck. The hose must be visible.
Test Connections
All connections and joints must be thoroughly tested for
leaks in accordance with local codes and all listed
procedures in the latest edition of ANSI Z223.1
 DANGER
Do not use an open flame to check for gas
leaks. Be sure there are no sparks or open
flames in the area while you check for gas
leaks. This will result in a fire or explosion
which can cause serious bodily injury or
death and damage to property.
Gas supply
Inside wall
Outside wall
Shut off
Quick Disconnect
Locking shut off
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Gas Instructions
Check the flexible hose to manifold connection
See Page C-3
Check that all burner valves are off
Valves are shipped in the OFF position, but you should
check to be sure that they are turned OFF. Check by
pushing down and turning clockwise. If they do not turn,
they are off. Proceed to the next step. If they do turn
continue turning them clockwise until they stop, then they
are off. Proceed to the next step.
The Natural gas hose has been attached during the
manufacturing process. We do recommend that the hose
to gas manifold connection be leak tested, following
guidelines in this Owners Guide, prior to barbecue
operation.
Remove control panel and burner control knobs
You will need: Phillips screwdriver.
1) Remove control knobs.
Check:
1) Hose to manifold connection.
 WARNING: If there is a leak a connection(1),
retighten the fitting with a wrench and recheck for
leaks with soap and water solution.
If a leak persists after retightening the fitting, turn OFF
the gas. DO NOT OPERATE THE GRILL. Contact the
Customer Service Representative in your region using
the contact information sheet provided with your
manual.
2) Unhook side burner from Cookbox Frame.
3) Remove screws with a Phillips screwdriver
4) Pull up igniter button until it sticks in the up position
and remove control panel from grill.
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5) Replace control panel when Leak Check is completed.
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Gas Instructions
Gas will not flow unless the quick disconnect is properly
engaged.
Turn on gas supply.
Check for leaks by wetting the connections with the soap
and water solution and watching for bubbles. If bubbles
form or if a bubble grows, there is a leak.
Note - Since some leak test solutions, including soap and
water, may be slightly corrosive, all connections should be
rinsed with water after checking for leaks.
 WARNING: Do not ignite burners when leak
checking.
Check for gas leaks
 DANGER
Do not use an open flame to check for gas leaks. Be
sure there are no sparks or open flames in the area
while you check for leaks. Sparks or open flames will
result in a fire or explosion which can cause serious
bodily injury or death and damage to property.
 WARNING: You should check for gas leaks every
time you disconnect and reconnect a gas fitting.
Note - All factory-made connections have been thoroughly
checked for gas leaks. The burners have been flametested. As a safety precaution however, you should
recheck all fittings for leaks before using your Weber® gas
barbecue. Shipping and handling may loosen or damage a
gas fitting.
 WARNING: Perform these leak checks even if your
barbecue was dealer or store assembled.
You will need: a soap and water solution, and a rag or
brush to apply it.
Make sure side burner is OFF. Remove valve control knob
and screws. Remove porcelain top.
To perform leak checks: Slide back the collar of the quick
disconnect. Push male fitting of the hose into the quick
disconnect, and maintain pressure(1). Slide the collar
closed(2). If it does not engage or lock, repeat procedure.
Check:
1) Hose to manifold connection
2) Manifold to side burner hose connection
 WARNING: If there is a leak at connection(1),
retighten the fitting with a wrench and recheck for
leaks with soap and water solution.
If a leak persists after retightening the fitting, turn OFF
the gas. DO NOT OPERATE THE GRILL. Contact the
Customer Service Representative in your region using
the contact information sheet provided with your
manual.
3) Side burner hose to side burner connection
4) Valves to manifold connections
5) Hose to quick disconnect connection
 WARNING: If there is a leak at connections(2),(3),(4)
or(5), turn OFF the gas. DO NOT OPERATE THE
GRILL. Contact the Customer Service
Representative in your region using the contact
information sheet provided with your manual.
When leak checks are complete, turn gas supply OFF at
the source and rinse connections with water.
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Operating Instructions
1) Open the lid.
2) Make sure all burner control knobs are turned OFF.
(Push each burner control knob down and turn
clockwise to ensure that they are in the off position.)
3) Turn the gas supply valve on.
WARNING: Do not lean over the open barbecue.
Keep your face and body at least one foot away
from the matchlight hole when lighting the
barbecue.
4) Push Front burner control knob down and turn to
START/HI.
5) Push the Crossover Ignition Button several times, so
it clicks each time.
6) Check that the burner is lit by looking through the
matchlight hole on the front of the cooking box. You
should see flame.
WARNING: If the burner does not light, turn the
Front burner control knob to OFF and wait 5
minutes to let the gas clear before you try again, or
try to light with a match.
7) After the FRONT burner is lit you can turn on the other
burner or burners.
Note - Always light the FRONT burner first. The other
burner or burners ignite from the FRONT burner.
Lighting
Summary lighting instructions are on the control panel.
DANGER
Failure to open the lid while igniting the
barbecue’s burners, or not waiting 5 minutes
to allow the gas to clear if the barbecue does
not light, may result in an explosive flame-up
which can cause serious bodily injury or
death.
Crossover® Ignition System
Note - The Crossover® ignition system ignites the Front
burner with a spark from the igniter electrode inside the
Gas Catcher™ ignition chamber. You generate the energy
for the spark by pushing the Crossover® ignition button
until it clicks.
WARNING: Check hose before each use of
barbecue for nicks, cracking, abrasions or cuts. If
the hose is found to be damaged in any way, do not
use the barbecue. Replace using only Weber
authorized replacement hose. Contact the
Customer Service Representative in your region
using the contact information sheet provided with
your manual.
To Extinguish
Push down and turn each burner control knob
clockwise to the OFF position. Turn gas supply OFF at
the source.
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Operating Instructions
Manual Lighting
To Extinguish
Push down and turn each burner control knob
clockwise to the OFF position. Turn gas supply OFF at
the source.
DANGER
Failure to open lid while igniting the
barbecue’s burners, or not waiting 5 minutes
to allow the gas to clear if the barbecue does
not light, may result in an explosive flame-up
which can cause serious bodily injury or
death.
1) Open the lid.
2) Make sure all burner control knobs are turned OFF.
(Push each burner control knob down and turn
clockwise to ensure they are in the off position.)
3) Turn the gas supply valve on.
4) Strike a match and put the flame into the matchlight
hole in the front of the cooking box.
WARNING: Do not lean over the open barbecue.
Keep your face and body at least one foot away
from the matchlight hole when lighting the
barbecue.
5) Push Front burner control knob down and turn to
START/HI.
6) Check that the burner is lit by looking through the
matchlight hole on the front of the cooking box. You
should see a flame.
WARNING: If the burner does not light, turn the
Front burner control knob to OFF and wait 5
minutes to let the gas clear before you try again or
try to light with a match.
7) After the FRONT burner is lit you can turn on the other
burner or burners.
Note - Always light the FRONT burner first. The other
burner or burners ignite from the FRONT burner.
1
2
7
3
4,6
5
*The grill illustrated may have slight differences than the
model purchased.
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Operating Instructions
The side burner has a separate ignition system from the
main cooking box.
Lighting the side burner if the main burners are lit.
1) Open the side burner lid.
2) Push down and turn the side burner control to HI.
3) Press the side burner igniter button several times so it
clicks each time.
CAUTION: Side burner flame may be difficult to see
on a bright sunny day.
DANGER
Failure to open the lid while igniting the side
burner, or not waiting 5 minutes to allow the
gas to clear if the side burner does not light,
may result in an explosive flame-up which can
cause serious bodily injury or death.
1
2
Lighting only the side burner.
1) Open the side burner lid.
2) Check that the side burner valve is turned OFF. (Push
each knob down and turn clockwise to ensure they are
in the off position.), and all main burner control valves
are OFF (push down and turn clockwise).
3) Turn the LP tank valve on (turn counter-clockwise).
4) Push down and turn the side burner control valve to HI.
5) Push the side burner igniter button several times so it
clicks each time.
CAUTION: Side burner flame may be difficult to see
on a bright sunny day.
3
WARNING: If the side burner does not light:
1) Turn OFF the side burner control valve.
2) Wait 5 minutes to let the gas clear before you
try again or try to light with a match.
1
2, 4
5
WARNING: If the side burner does not light:
1) Turn OFF the side burner control valve.
2) Wait 5 minutes to let the gas clear before you
try again or try to light with a match.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Check
Cure
Burners burn with a yellow or
orange flame, in conjunction with
the smell of gas.
Inspect Weber® Insect/Spider
Screens for possible obstructions.
(Blockage of holes.)
Clean Weber® Insect/Spider
Screens. (See Section “Annual
Maintenance”)
Burner does not light, or flame is
low in HIGH position.
Is fuel hose bent or kinked?
Straighten fuel hose.
Does the Front burner light with a
match?
If you can light the Front burner with
a match, then check the Crossover®
ignition system.
Are you preheating barbecue in the
prescribed manner?
All burners on high for 10 to 15
minutes for preheating.
Are the cooking grates and
Flavorizer® bars heavily coated with
burned-on grease?
Clean thoroughly. (See Section
“Cleaning”)
Is the bottom tray “dirty” and not
allowing grease to flow into catch
pan?
Clean bottom tray
Burner flame pattern is erratic.
Flame is low when burner is on
HIGH. Flames do not run the
whole length of the burner tube.
Are burners clean?
Clean burners. (See Section
“Maintenance”.)
Inside of lid appears to be
“peeling.” (Resembles paint
peeling.)
Clean thoroughly. (See Section
The lid is porcelain-on-steel, not
paint. It cannot “peel”. What you are “Cleaning”.)
seeking is baked on grease that has
turned to carbon and is flaking off.
THIS IS NOT A DEFECT.
Experiencing flare-ups:
CAUTION: Do not line the
bottom tray with aluminum foil.
If problems cannot be corrected by using these methods, please contact the Customer
Service Representative in your region using the contact information sheet provided with
your manual.
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Side Burner Troubleshooting
Problem
Check
Cure
Side Burner does not light.
Is gas supply off?
Turn supply on.
Flame is low in HIGH position.
Is the fuel hose bent or kinked?
Straighten hose.
Flame is very yellow in
conjunction with the smell of gas,
Inspect the Weber® Insect / Spider
Screens for possible obstructions.
(lockage of holes.)
Clean Weber® Insect / Spider
Screens (See section “Annual
Maintenance”)
Does burner light with a match?
If match lights burner, checkigniter
(see below).
OR
Burner makes popping noise in
conjunction with the smell of gas.
Push button ignition does not
work.
Side Burner maintenance
WARNING: All gas controls and supply valves
should be in the OFF position.
Check igniter: Remove side burner cover. To remove side
burner cover, remove control knob and screws that hold
cover to bottom(1).
1) Igniter
2) Igniter Wire
3) Venturi/Burner
4) 1/8 to 3/16 inch gap between electrode and burner
(4)
(2)
(1)
(3)
Make sure wire is connected between igniter and
electrode. Check that igniter lock nut is tight.
Note: If the igniter works loose, carefully tighten the igniter
lock nut with an adjustable wrench or pliers.
Adjust igniter electrode to burner. Gap should be 1/8 to 3/
16 inch from tip of electrode to burner. Spark should be a
white/blue color, not yellow.
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Maintenance
Weber® Spider /Insect screens
®
Your Weber gas barbecue, as well as any outdoor gas
appliance, is a target for spiders and other insects. They
can nest in the venturi section(1) of the burner tubes. This
blocks the normal gas flow, and can cause the gas to flow
back out of the air shutter. This could result in a fire in and
around the air shutters, under the control panel, causing
serious damage to your barbecue.
Lightly tap the burner to get debris and dirt out of the
burner tube. Once the spider/insect screens and burners
are clean replace the burners.
If the spider/insect screen becomes damaged or cannot be
cleaned, call Weber-Stephen Products Customer Service
for replacement parts.
Main Burner Flame Pattern
(1)
The Weber® gas barbecue burners have been factory set
for the correct air and gas mixture. The correct flame
pattern is shown.
1) Burner tube
2) Tips occasionally flicker yellow
3) Light blue
4) Dark blue
The burner tube air shutter is fitted with a stainless steel
screen(1) to prevent spiders and other insects access to
the burner tubes through the air shutter openings.
(1)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
If the flames do not appear to be uniform throughout the
burner tube, follow the burner cleaning procedures.
Main Burner Cleaning Procedure
We recommend that you inspect the Spider/Insect
screens at least once a year. (See Section “Annual
Maintenance”.) Also inspect and clean the the Spider/
Insect screens if any of the following symptoms
should ever occur:
1) The smell of gas in conjunction with the burner flames
appearing yellow and lazy.
2) Barbecue does not reach temperature.
3) Barbecue heats unevenly.
4) One or more of the burners do not ignite.
Turn off the gas supply. Remove the manifold.
Look inside each burner with a flashlight.
 DANGER
Failure to correct the above mentioned symptoms may
result in a fire, which can cause serious bodily injury
or death, and cause damage to property.
Clean the inside of the burners with a wire (a straightenedout coat hanger will work). Check and clean the air shutter
opening at the ends of the burners. Check and clean the
valve orifices at the base of the valves. Use a Steel bristle
brush to clean outside of burners. This is to make sure all
the burner ports are fully open.
CAUTION: Do not enlarge the burner ports when
cleaning.
Annual Maintenance
Inspection and cleaning of the Spider/Insect screens
To inspect the spider/insect screens, remove the control
panel. If there is dust or dirt on the screens, remove the
burners for cleaning the screens. Refer to Maintenance,
Replacing Main Burners. Brush the spider/inspect
screens, lightly, with a soft bristle brush (i.e. an old
toothbrush).
 CAUTION: Do not clean the spider/insect screens
with hard or sharp tools. Do not dislodge the
spider/insect screens or enlarge the screen
openings.
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Maintenance
 CAUTION: The burner openings(1) must be
positioned properly over the valve orifices(2).
Check proper assembly before fastening manifold in place.
Replacing Main Burners
®
1) Your Weber gas barbecue must be OFF and cool.
2) Turn gas OFF at source.
3) To remove control panel: take off the burner control
knobs. Remove the screws holding the control panel in
place. Lift off the control panel.
4) Unhook the manifold bracket(1) and unscrew the two
wing nuts(2) that hold the manifold to the cooking box.
Pull the manifold and valve assembly out of the
burners and carefully set it down.
(2)
(1)
(1)
(2)
5) Slide the burner assembly out from under the guide
screw and washer(1) in the corners of the cooking box.
(1)
 WARNING: After reinstalling the gas lines, they
should be leak checked with a soap and water
solution before using the barbecue. (See Step:
“Check for gas leaks.”)
Crossover® Ignition System Operations
If the Crossover® ignition system fails to ignite the Left
burner, light the Left burner with a match. If the Left
burner lights with a match, then check the Crossover®
ignition system.
■ Check that both the white(1) and black(2) ignition wires
are attached properly.
6) Lift and twist the burner assembly slightly, to separate
the crossover tube(1) from the burners. Remove the
burners from the cooking box.
(1)
(1)
(2)
■ Check that the Crossover® ignition button pushes
the igniter (button) down, and returns to the up
position.
If the Crossover® ignition system still fails to light,
Contact the Customer Service Representative in your
region using the contact information sheet provided
with your manual.
7) To reinstall the burners, reverse 3) through 7).
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