LP Tank Exchange
Many retailers that sell grills offer you the option of
replacing your empty LP tank through an exchange
service. Use only those reputable exchange
companies that inspect, precision fill, test and certify
their tanks. Exchange your tank only for an OPD
safety feature-equipped tank as described in the "LP
Tank" section of this manual.
Always keep new and exchanged LP tanks in an
upright position during use, transit or storage.
Leak test new and exchanged LP tanks BEFORE
connecting to the grill.
Place dust cap on cylinder valve outlet whenever the
cylinder is not in use. Only install the type of dust cap
on the cylinder valve outlet that is provided with the
cylinder valve. Other types of caps or plugs may
result in leakage of propane.
LP Tank Leak Test
For your safety
A leak test must be repeated each time the LP tank is
exchanged or refilled.
Do not smoke during a leak test.
Do not use an open flame to check for gas leaks.
The grill must be leak tested outdoors in a well-
ventilated area, away from ignition sources such as
gas fired or electrical appliances. During the leak
test, keep the grill away from open flames or sparks.
Use a clean paintbrush and a 50/50 mild soap and
water solution. Brush soapy solution onto areas
indicated by arrows in the figure below. Leaks are
indicated by growing bubbles.
If "growing" bubbles appear, do not use or move the
LP tank. Contact an LP gas supplier or your fire
▲ Do not use household cleaning agents. Damage to
gas valve/hose/regulator components can result.
Connecting Regulator To The LP Tank
1. LP tank must be properly secured onto the grill.
(Refer to assembly section.)
Turn all control knobs to the OFF position.
Turn LP tank OFF by turning the OPD hand wheel
clockwise to a full stop.
Remove the protective cap from LP tank valve.
Always use cap and strap supplied with valve.
Center this nipple of the regulator
into the cylinder valve.
Hold regulator and insert nipple into the LP tank
valve. Hand-tighten the coupling nut, holding
regulator in a straight line with LP tank valve so as
not to cross-thread the connection.
Turn the coupling nut clockwise and tighten to a full
stop. The regulator will seal on the back-check
feature in the LP tank valve, resulting in some
resistance. An additional one-half to three-quarters
turn is required to complete the connection. Tighten
by hand only – do not use tools.
If you cannot complete the connection, disconnect the
regulator and repeat steps 5 and 6. If you are still unable
to complete the connection, do not use this regulator.
Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® for identical replacement
The pressure regulator and hose assembly
provided with this gas grill must be used. This
regulator is set for an outlet pressure of 11 inches
water column. Replacement pressure regulators
and hose assemblies must be those specified in
the parts list.
The regulator must enter the
cylinder valve in a straight line.