Topic Title: Not enough heat
Created on February 12, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Ronald

Just came across used 97 model Tradition (I think),can't read anything on plates. Found a date at bottom of lighting instructions. In good shape, I have cleaned very well.Took apart burners,cleaned screens,vacuumed soot out,scraped with wire brush. Cleaned regulator and orifice, small muddaber issue but all is fine now with flame. tall blue flame with slight yellow tips. After 30 minute warmup, temp. is only @ 375. Had under carport so no wind and outside temp. was around 45, did never get over 375. Was cooking steaks and had to finish on extra grill because it was taking too long. Really want to experience cooking on grill but any other suggestions on how to get more heat? I've read all topics about how to get more heat, but nothing has worked. Looking forward to your suggestions,

@ Ronald

The original Classic is a very old model, discontinued 13 years ago. Introduced in 1988.

Unscrew the gas valve, clean out the burner from the front like the web-site tells you, clear the gas valve & relight. Make your air-shutter adjustment.

If you don't get your full 400 degrees, replace the hose & regulator. This is assuming you are on Lp gas. This is also assuming your outdoor temps are reasonable, not below freezing.


ronald

thanks for the reply. I have tried all that, so I'll guess I will purchase new regulator and hose. I've checked hoses for le.aks and did detect any, also have a side burner attached that works perfect.

@ Ronald

If you have a side burner that is burning good, you probably do not have a regulator problem.
Try clearing out the "T" fitting that splits the gas flow in both directions. The grill side could have some foreign material in it.
Are you sure that you removed the orifice on the end of the gas valve & checked it for blockage?
375 is not that far off the normal 400 degrees. Once you find the blockage & clear it you should be fine.

Ronald

Thanks again, I'll try cleaning out the T. Yes I did clean the orifice good. I also checked temp. with another thermometer and got the same 375 reading. Am not giving up.

Jonesy

I had the same problem. Simple fix. Get the next size biggerr orifice. Standard size for LP IS .57 and .53 for NG. Smaller number, .55 LP and .51 NG, equals more gas flow.

@ Ronald

The BH421SG-2 grill on LP gas needs a #55 orifice. Don't use anything else. If it won't get hot with a #55, something else is not right. If that gets fixed, your grill will get too hot with an oversized orifice & you may damage something or have a fire in the grill.
Call Holland & let them trouble-shoot over the phone.

ronald

finally got 400 out of my grill. cleaned out main burner orifice again and found a little substance in it, not much but it made a difference. Got 410 out of it, consistent for 45 minutes. Can't wait to cook on it.