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Installing or Replacing the Control Panel and Heat Shield

Whether you are assembling your new grill for the first time or replacing a control panel or heat shield, the following steps outline the best way to get the job done.

Back of Control Panel

Quick Tips Before You Start

  1. The bottom of the grill head must be attached to the mounting before you start
  2. It is easiest to work with the grill in the upright position

Attaching the Heat Shield and Control Panel Assembly

  1. Attach the complete control panel assembly to the front of the grill head with 1/4-20 Kep nuts.
  2. Leave the (2) nuts holding the heat shield on, to serve as spacer nuts
  3. Make sure the valve orifices on the control panel aligns with the burner venturi correctly and that the venturi tubes go over the valve orifices at least 1/4″ to 1/2″
Control Panel Assembly

Connecting the Control Panel Support Brackets

  1. Two support brackets are connected beneath the control panel to the grill head for added support. Push a 1/4-20 x 1-1/4″ Phillips head bolt through the grill head from the inside.
  2. Slip the support bracket into position, fasten with a 1/4-20 Kep nut.
  3. Attach the control panel to the support bracket by pushing up a 1/4-20 x 1/2″ Phillips head bolt through the support bracket and through the lower lip of the control panel, fasten with a 1/4-20 Kep nut.
Connecting the Control Panel Support Brackets

Ignitor Wire Connection

Tip the grill on it’s back (or upside down) and attach the control panel ignitor wire to the terminal sticking out from the bottom of the grill. Be careful not to crack the delicate porcelain insulator.

Connect ignitor wire to bottom of grill head

Battery Installation

Remove the collar around the ignitor button by turning it counter-clockwise. Place AAA battery “+” side down.

 

Electronic Ignitor

Orifice Engagement

At the top end of each valve, there is a tiny gas opening known as an orifice. The gas exits the orifice and enters a venturi where it mixes with air coming in from the side air shutter. The proper mixture of air and gas produces a clean blue flame at the burner.

Make sure the valve orifice on the control panel aligns with the burner venturi tube correctly. The orifice should fit into the venturi tube 1/4″ to 1/2″ as shown below.

Control Panel Orifice

WarningWARNING! Always check the alignment of the orifice and the venturi whenever the grill has been moved. Make sure that the orifice fits into the venturi tube 1/4″ to 1/2″ Failure to make this connection may cause fire and result in serious bodily injury or damage to your grill.