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Char-Broil The Big Easy 10101550 Product Manual

Smoker, roaster & grill.
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Smoker, Roaster & Grill
Product Guide
Model 10101550
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before assembling and using the appliance.
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The following are trademarks registered by W.C. Bradley Co. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Caldera®; Charcoal2Go®; Char-Broil®; America's
Legendary Barbeque Company®; American Gourmet®; Bandera®; Brush Hawg®; CB 940®; Char-Diamonds®; Char-Broil Charcoal/Gas®; Everybody Grills®;
Everybody Outside®; FastStart®; Grill 2 Go®; Grill 2 Go® Express®; Grill Lovers®; Infrared Grilling That's All About U®; Keepers of the Flame®; New Braunfels
Smoker Company®; Patio Bistro®; Patio Caddie®; Patio Kitchen®; Pro-Sear®; RED®; Quantum®; Santa Fe®; Sear and Grill®; Sierra®; Signature Series®;
Sure2Burn®; The Big Easy®; Trentino®; U®; Wild West Tradition®; and the following marks:
The following are trademarks of W.C. Bradley Co.: Advantage Series™; Auto-Clean™;Chef Tested™; Commercial Series™; Designer Series™;; Diamond
Flame™; Double Chef™; Fireball™; Firenzy™; FlavorMaster™;Front Avenue™; Grill 2 Go® Advantage™; Hog and Yard Bird™; H20 Smoker™; Infrared.
Grilling's Juicy Little Secret™; Incredible Taste. Infallible Results™; Infrared Inside™; Insure™; Let's Grill Something Together™; Lev-Alert™; Longhorn™;
Magneto™; Precision Flame™; Quick2Burn™; QuickSet™; Ready When You Are™; Season, Set, And Savor™; Sizzle On The Grill™; Signature Series™;
SureFire™; The Minute Grill™;Torchfork™; Universal Grill Parts™; You Bring the Party™
Protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: 5,421,319; 5,458,309; 5,579,755; 5,996,573; 6,135,104; 6,279,566; 6,331,108; 6,484,900; 6,526,876; 6,595,197; 6,640,799; 6,640,803; 6,729,873; 6,739,473; 6,749,424; 6,792,935; 6,951,213; 7,047,590;
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D455,205; D455,206; D456,202; D456,222; D456,223; D457,789; D458,520; D458,760; D458,802; D459,088; D459,148 D459,149; D459,161; D459,163; D459,586; D459,943; D460,312; D460,313; D460,318; D461,359; D465,123; D465,693; D466,307;
D466,439; D466,752; D473,414; D474,371; D477,498; D477,501; D477,504; D477,506; D477,746; D478,471; D478,472; D480,914; D491,410; D494,009; D494,413; D498,523; D500,359; D504,048; D530,098; D535,000; Canada:D97,504;D99,355; D102,037;
D104,200;D108,377; 2,315,567; France:D010,231;D010,422;D010,590;D010,849; 1,089,646; South Korea: 384,565; United Kingdom: 2,099,402. Other Patents Pending. © 2009 W.C. Bradley Company
© 2008 Char-Broil, LLC
• Columbus, GA 31902 •
Printed in China
• Assembly Instructions © 2009
Estimated Assembly Time: 1 Hour
Failure to follow all manufacturer's instructions
could result in serious personal injury and/or
property damage.
Some parts may contain sharp edges – especially
as noted in the manual! Wear protective gloves if
TEC™ is a trademark of Tec Infrared Grills.
10101550• 42804468 • 12-01-09


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  • Page 1

    To insure your satisfaction and for follow-up service, register your appliance online at The following are trademarks registered by W.C. Bradley Co. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Caldera®; Charcoal2Go®; Char-Broil®; America's Legendary Barbeque Company®; American Gourmet®; Bandera®; Brush Hawg®; CB 940®; Char-Diamonds®; Char-Broil Charcoal/Gas®; Everybody Grills®;...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Product Record Information ......1 For Your Safety ........2 Safety Symbols.

  • Page 3: Installation Safety Precautions

    Installation Safety Precautions • Use your appliance, as purchased, only with LP (propane) gas and the regulator/valve assembly supplied. • The appliance installation must conform with local codes, or in their absence of local codes, with either the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1, and Propane Storage and Handling, CSA B149.2, Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1...

  • Page 4: Food Safety, Internal Cooking Temperatures

    Food Safety Food safety is a very important part of enjoying the outdoor cooking experience. To keep food safe from harmful bacteria, follow these four basic steps: Clean: Wash hands, utensils, and surfaces with hot soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Separate: Separate raw meats and poultry from ready-to-eat foods to avoid cross contamination.

  • Page 5: Use And Care

    USE AND CARE DANGER • NEVER store a spare LP cylinder under or near the appliance or in an enclosed area. • Never fill a cylinder beyond 80% full. • An over filled or improperly stored cylinder is a hazard due to possible gas release from the safety relief valve.

  • Page 6: Connecting Regulator To Lp Cylinder

    LP Cylinder Exchange • Many retailers that sell this appliance replacing your empty LP cylinder through an exchange service. Use only those reputable exchange companies that inspect, precision fill, test and certify their cylinders. Exchange your cylinder only for an OPD safety feature-equipped cylinder as described in the "LP Cylinder"...

  • Page 7: Leak Testing Valves, Hose & Regulator

    Hold coupling nut and regulator as shown for proper connection to LP cylinder valve. 6. Turn the coupling nut clockwise and tighten to a full stop. The regulator will seal on the back-check feature in the LP cylinder valve, resulting in some resistance. An additional one-half to three-quarters turn is required to complete the connection.

  • Page 8

    WARNING For Safe Use of Your appliance and to Avoid Serious Injury: • The use of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs may impair the consumer's ability to properly assemble or safely operate the appliance. • When cooking, the appliance must be on a level, stable noncombustible surface in an area clear of combustible material.

  • Page 9: Cleaning, Lighting, Burner Flame/ignitor/valve/hose Check

    Ignitor Lighting • Do not lean over appliance while lighting. • Read all instructions before lighting. 1. Turn ON LP gas cylinder. 2. Open lid during lighting. 3. Press and turn the control knob to HIGH. 4. Turn ROTARY IGNITOR knob rapidly. 5.

  • Page 10: Spider Alert

    CAUTION SPIDER ALERT! SPIDER AND WEBS INSIDE BURNER Please note that the burner shown is for illustration purposes only. The burner in your product may be different from the one shown. If you notice that your the appliance is getting hard to light or that the flame isn’t as strong as it should be, take the time to check and clean the venturi’s.

  • Page 11: Limited Warranty

    LIMITED WARRANTY This warranty only applies to units purchased from an authorized retailer. Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer-purchaser only that this product shall be free from defects in workmanship and materials after correct assembly and under normal and reasonable home use for the periods indicated below beginning on the date of purchase*.

  • Page 12: Parts Diagram

    Leg Assembly Grease Tray Grease Tray Rails Hose, Valve, Regulator Assembly Heat Shield Lift Hook Meat Thermometer Cooking Grate Assembly Smoker Box Assembly Key Qty Description Wind Shield Wire Grate, Half Rack Burner Support Top Handle Hinge Assembly, Right Hinge Assembly, Left...

  • Page 13: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Tools required for assembly: Phillips Screwdriver (Not Supplied); Small Adjustable Wrench (Not Supplied) • Carefully turn the unit upside down. Slide Heatshield into place over the exposed burner tube. • • While holding the Heat Shield in place, slide the Control Panel Assembly into place, taking care to ensure that the valve engages the burner tube.

  • Page 14

    • Attach round end of ignitor wire to electrode. • The ignitor wire is factory installed to the ignitor. Pass the loose end of the wire through the hole in the body, shown Figure A • Place Windshield inside the bottom of the body. NOTE: Fasteners are not required for the windshield. . The windshield is held in place once the legs are attached.

  • Page 15: Grease Tray

    • Install legs by engaging leg tabs over bottom edge of the appliance body. • Once the leg is in place, attach two #10-24x1" screws through the leg and into the appliance body. • Repeat for the remaining legs. • When all four legs are securely installed, carefully turn the unit upright.

  • Page 16

    • Attach the hinges to the lid inserting a #10-24x3/8" screw into hinge, install a fiber washer onto screw, align lid onto screw, install fiber washer from inside the lid, and finally secure with a #10-24 Keps nut. Repeat for opposite hinge. Shown A. RH Hinge •...

  • Page 17

    Make sure the legs are OUTSIDE of the cooking basket. This prevents the Half Racks from slipping. Two Half Racks are included with your Smoker, Roaster, & Grill. Please visit us at and click on the Buy Online link to purchase additional Half Rack sets.

  • Page 18

    Accessory Use and Storage Smoker Box The Smoker Box has a clip that secures it into one of the four vent holes on the top ring of the appliance. Insert the clip as shown. When smoking, you will use the smoker box with the cooking basket.

  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    EMERGENCIES: If a gas leak cannot be stopped, or a fire occurs due to gas leakage, call the fire department. Emergencies Possible Cause Gas leaking from • Damaged hose. cracked/cut/burned hose. Gas leaking from LP • Mechanical failure due to rusting or cylinder.

  • Page 20

    Troubleshooting (continued) Problem Possible Cause Burner will not light • Rotary knob rotates without clicking. using ignitor. • Sparking between ignitor and electrode. • See “GAS ISSUES:” on previous page. Burner will not match • Match will not reach. light. •...

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