Is your grill showing any of the following symptoms?
- The grill won't get hotter than 120° to 200°C
- The grill is hard to light
- The more burners you light, the lower the flames get
If it is, your grill could be in what we call "bypass mode".
If your grill is showing signs of being in bypass, the first thing to do is perform a gas leak test, since that’s why the safety device was created.
If you don't find a gas leak, the instructions below will get you out of bypass and will keep you from going into bypass in the future.
It’s really simple to avoid going into bypass:
- Make sure the lid of your grill is open, and that all the control knobs on the grill are in the OFF position, including the side burner knob, if you have one.
- Turn on your gas supply by opening the valve on top of the tank.
- Wait for several seconds (up to 60) for pressure to build up in the hose before doing anything. The pressure is going to push the device into place to give it the “all clear” for normal operation. Waiting for the pressure to build up is the most important part of this process.
- After you’ve waited a little bit, go ahead and light your grill as you normally would by turning the appropriate burner to start/high and hitting the igniter button. The actual lighting instructions may vary based on which model you own. Make sure to refer to your owner’s manual for details.
- Light all the main burners and set them to high, then close the lid. Give your grill about 10 to 15 minutes and it should reach about 250°C to 300°C, which means your grill is now working properly.
Additional information about the safety device
This safety device is a component of all LP gas regulators and is designed to reduce the flow of gas in the event of a leak. If the grill isn’t lit properly, the safety device will “think” you have a gas leak and reduce the gas flow from the tank to about 10% or less of its normal volume.