Model #141155400 KENMORE Grill, Gas

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Fire Tamer for Kenmore gas grill

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The fire tamer being no longer available can be very frustrating. Normally before a part becomes no longer available a substituted part is available. When that part is no longer being made the part is no longer available. It would normally not be recommended to use the grill without the fire tamer. Your expert will be able to help give you a detailed answer to help you. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope all goes well with the grill.

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Marc H -
June 12, 2012
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I did verify that the manufacturer no longer produces those flame tamers. The manufacturer does not have any recommendations for a replacement part. I did find an after market replacement part here .

You will need to have those flame tamers in place to safely and properly operate that grill. If you can buy the part from the above link or a similar source, then you may be able to complete that repair.

You are correct about the flame tamer being the most likely part that needs replacement. I am not sure why that part is no longer available through the original manufacturer. It is likely that the source that the used for that part no longer manufactures it.

I hope that this information helps. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2012
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Thanks, Ken. I'll try that replacement part.

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Scott -
June 16, 2012
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Let us know how this turns out if possible. It would be nice to know if that after-market part fits your grill.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 18, 2012
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definitely do not use the barbecue without a flame tamer. the heat shield deflects the dripping grease and spreads the heat rising from the burners. most barbecues today do not get hot enough to be "grills" and do not create the flavor denoted by the term "barbecue". The old-fashioned term for gas barbecues was "broilers" because they cook just like the oven inside your home. Burners slowly heat up the air trapped in the hood and the hot air cooks the food. Cooking without the infrared burner to sear the surface of the food and lock-in the flavor means the food will drip (like sweat!) while cooking and this grease will speed-up the deconstruction of the burner if the heat shield is not in place. Also heat directly off the burner may make the section above too hot for "broiling" and food will be over cooked in one section while under cooked in others depending on placement. Every barbecue has their own version of a vaporizer, flavorizer, heat shield, flame tamer and some are more effective than others. The heat shield will get the majority of the falling marinades and grease so get stainless steel if possible and try to get American made stainless that has the numerical designation "304" which refers to the amount of iron oxides drained and addition of nickel and chromium that makes the shield last longer. There are also some awesome universal adjustable heat shields that work better than the original parts on some barbecues that no longer have heat plates available.

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grillrepair -
June 18, 2012
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Why won't the burners on my Kenmore gas grill light properly?

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I recommend checking the level in your propane tank first. A low charge in this tank could produce these symptoms.

If the tank is full (or nearly full), then a failed regulator could also cause this type of problem. A restriction in the gas line or manifold would also prevent proper gas flow from reaching the burners.

I recommend that you have a technician examine the grill to determine the cause of this problem.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
July 28, 2009

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