How to replace a gas grill burner
This repair guide gives step-by-step instructions for how to replace a burner on a gas grill in about 15 minutes. If a burner on your grill produces an uneven flame or a flame that is low even when you turn the burner to high heat, first try cleaning it with a wire brush. If the problem persists, or if the burner is obviously damaged, replace it with the manufacturer-approved gas grill part that fits your gas grill model.
These basic steps show how to replace a grill burner in common Kenmore, Charbroil, Grand Hall, BBQ-Pro, Nexgrill and Brinkman gas grills.
This video explains how to replace a burner on a gas grill.
Shut off the gas supply
Close the shut-off valve on the propane gas tank.Tip: Arrows on the tank knob show which way to turn it to open and close the valve.
Remove the cooking grate and flame tamer
Remove the cooking grate and flame tamer from the top of the damaged burner.
PHOTO: Remove the cooking grate.
Remove the burner
Using needle-nose pliers, pull the cotter pin out of the back of the burner.
Remove the burner mounting screw.
Pull the burner back and up to release it from the manifold and remove the burner.
PHOTO: Remove the burner mounting screw.
PHOTO: Remove the burner.
Install the new burner
Push the new burner into the manifold.
Reinstall the burner mounting screw.
Reinstall the cotter pin.
Reinstall the cooking grate and flame tamer
Reinstall the flame tamer over the burner.
Reinstall the cooking grate.
Restore the gas supply
Open the valve on the propane gas tank.
Replace a broken or damaged wheel in less than 15 minutes.
Replace the igniter electrode on your gas grill if it won’t light the burner.