Gas Grill: Grease flare-ups occur

Grease flare-ups are often caused by damaged or dirty flame tamers so clean or replace the flame tamers when grease flares up while you're grilling.

Grease can also pool on corrosion inside the firebox instead of sliding down into the grease cup. Replace the firebox if you find corrosion that's collecting grease. Another source of flare-ups is too much grease and debris in the grease pan below the burners. Old, dried grease left in the drain pan will liquefy, vaporize and then burn as the grill heats up. Check the grease pan before firing up your grill and clean the pan if you find heavy residue.

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These repairs may help solve your gas grill problem

Replace the gas grill firebox

Replace the gas grill firebox

The firebox is the major body part of the gas grill. It houses the burners, the manifold and the grates. If the firebox is cracked, damaged or corroded, replace it.

Symptoms for gas grills

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Main causes: damaged or dirty flame tamers, corroded firebox, accumulated grease and debris in the grease pan
Main causes: empty fuel tank, tripped flow-limiting device on the pressure regulator, faulty manifold valves, burner tubes not aligned
Main cause: worn wheel
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

Repair guides for gas grills

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your gas grill.

November 1, 2016
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a gas grill wheel

Replace a broken or damaged wheel in less than 15 minutes.

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Time required
 15 minutes or less
November 1, 2016
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a gas grill pressure regulator

You can install a new pressure regulator on your gas grill if the pressure regulator won’t let gas flow.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
November 1, 2016
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a gas grill igniter electrode

Replace the igniter electrode on your gas grill if it won’t light the burner.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

Articles and videos for gas grills

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your gas grill.

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How to convert a propane grill to natural gas video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

A conversion kit and a few simple tools are all you need.

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How to fix uneven heating on a gas grill video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Clogged or corroded burners and flame tamers could be the problem.

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Easy DIY gas grill repairs if the burner won't light

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how to diagnose and fix the problem if the gas grill won’t light.