November 1, 2016

How to replace a gas grill wheel

By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a gas grill wheel

This repair guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to replace a broken or damaged wheel in about 15 minutes. If your gas grill doesn’t roll smoothly, check for a broken or damaged wheel and replace it with a manufacturer-approved replacement part.

These basic steps show how to replace the wheel on common Kenmore, Charbroil, Grand Hall, Weber, Nexgrill and Brinkman gas grills.

Quick links
Tools required
Needle-nose pliers
Wrench set
Wood block
Work gloves
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Replacing a wheel on a gas grill

This video explains how to replace a wheel on a gas grill.

Instructions

01.

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 the knob to open and close the valve.
Shut off the gas.

Shut off the gas.

02.

Remove the propane tank and grease cup

Release the grease cup from the hanger and pull out the cup.

Turn the hose coupling nut counterclockwise to release it from the propane tank.

Pull the propane tank out of the tank holder.

03.

Remove the wheel

Lift the grill frame and prop it on a wood block.

Remove the cotter pin from the axle rod.

Remove mounting nut and washer from the axle rod.

Remove the wheel.

Remove the wheel.

Remove the wheel.

04.

Install the new wheel

Push the new wheel onto the axle rod.

Install the washer and mounting nut on the axle rod and reinstall the cotter pin.

Remove the wood block from under the grill frame.

Reinstall the axle rod cotter pin.

Reinstall the axle rod cotter pin.

05.

Reinstall the propane tank and grease cup

Position the propane tank on the frame base with the tank hose connection facing the regulator.

Lift the tank holder to secure the tank to the frame base.

Reconnect the regulator hose to the propane tank and tighten the coupling nut securely.

Reinstall the grease cup in the holder.

06.

Restore the gas supply

Open the valve on the propane gas tank.

Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.
Symptoms for gas grills

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Main cause: worn wheel
Main causes: damaged or dirty flame tamers, corroded firebox, accumulated grease and debris in the grease pan
Main causes: clogged burner tubes, cracked insulators on igniter electrodes, wiring failures, bad ignition module, manifold failure
Main causes: nearly empty fuel tank, faulty pressure regulator, burner tube clogs, bad burner tube alignment to gas valves, manifold failure
Main causes: empty fuel tank, tripped flow-limiting device on the pressure regulator, faulty manifold valves, burner tubes not aligned
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