What is a Leak Check?
Once the LP tank is properly installed, it is necessary to perform a leak check. A leak check is a reliable way to verify that gas is not escaping after you connect the tank. The fitting where the regulator connects to the tank should be tested each time a tank is refilled and reinstalled.
Checking for Gas Leaks
1) Wet fittings (G) with a soap and water solution, using a spray bottle, brush, or rag. You can make your own soap and water solution by mixing 20% liquid soap with 80% water; or, you can purchase a leak check solution in the plumbing section of any hardware store.
2) Slowly open gas supply by turning tank valve counterclockwise while checking for bubbles.
3) If bubbles appear there is a leak:
a) If the leak is at the cylinder (H), turn off the gas. DO NOT OPERATE THE GRILL. Disconnect the tank and return the tank to your local retailer.
b) If the leak is at the regulator (I), turn off the gas. DO NOT OPERATE THE GRILL. Contact the Customer Service Representative in your area using the contact information on our website.
4) If bubbles do not appear, leak checking is complete:
a) Turn gas supply off at the tank and rinse connections with water.
NOTE: Since some leak test solutions, including soap and water, might be slightly corrosive, all connections should be rinsed with water after checking for leaks.