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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.
Quick Tips Before You Start
The bottom of the grill head must be attached to the mounting before you start
It is easiest to work with the grill in the upright position
Attaching the Heat Shield and Control Panel Assembly
Attach the complete control panel assembly to the front of the grill head with 1/4-20 Kep nuts.
Leave the (2) nuts holding the heat shield on, to serve as spacer nuts
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″
Connecting the Control Panel Support Brackets
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.
Slip the support bracket into position, fasten with a 1/4-20 Kep nut.
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.
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.
Remove the collar around the ignitor button by turning it counter-clockwise. Place AAA battery “+” side down.
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.
WARNING! 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.