How to Replace a Gas Grill Burner


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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 replacement 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.

Repair difficulty:
Time required:

Less than 15 min.

Parts Required

  • Burner

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Work gloves

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.


 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.

Replacing a Gas Grill Burner

Step 1: 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.

Shut off the gas.

Step 2: Remove the cooking grate and flame tamer

Remove the cooking grate and flame tamer from the top of the damaged burner.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Install the new burner

Push the new burner into the manifold.

Reinstall the burner mounting screw.

Reinstall the cotter pin.

Step 5: Reinstall the cooking grate and flame tamer

Reinstall the flame tamer over the burner.

Reinstall the cooking grate.

Step 6: Restore the gas supply

Open the valve on the propane gas tank..