Repair Dynasty Gas Grills and Jenn Air BBQ Grills By Replacing Burners With Cast Iron or Stainless Steel H Burner.

Dynasty gas barbecue grill models were among some of the best BBQ grill models of their time.  Even though today Jade no longer exists and Dynasty grills, appliances and parts no longer exist there are other barbecue manufacturers who fabricate the cast iron burners, stainless steel burners, valves, radiant briquette heat shields and other replacement parts to keep repairing Dynast barbecue models.   Many of these incredible Dynast barbecue grills were built in to custom outdoor kitchen islands that are made to last as long as the home where they are built as an outdoor kitchen.   Instead of replacing an American made 304 stainless barbecue grill Dynasty gas grills should be repaired because they are going to last a very long time with minimal problems if treated halfway decent.

Dynasty cast iron bbq grill burner

Original cast iron barbecue grill burner for Dynasty gas grills.

See Dynasty Grill Repair Parts.

At the time Dynasty gas grills were being manufactured most gas grill companies using high-end 304 stainless steel were also still using a lot of cast iron.

Cast iron is one of the best heat conductors and heat distributors on our planet and is a great metal material for burners and cooking grates in barbecues that build up conductive and convectional heat.    The only problem can be if the parts are not de-greased enough because cast iron has a lot of iron-oxide which in turn oxidizes which is a fancy word for rust.

dynasty bbq grill valve orifice burner

Dynasty control valve do not line up with burner connections but have a stainless gas line to link valves to orifices to burner.

When the burner is installed the venturi tube slides over the gas orifice.  While most barbecue grill models position the control valve so the orifice slides into the burner the Dynasty design seems somewhat arbitrary.   If the valves were positioned a few inches left or right the controls would feed into the burner.   What is nice about these offset valves in that common grease fires that ruin DCS and Alfresco and other gas grill valves cannot easily damage the Dynasty control valves because of this offset design.

Also the elbow fitting that connects the orifice can be easily loosened in place which makes the H burners very simple to install without using tools.  When we choose to adapt a stainless steel H burner to fit eh Dynasty we can easily install clips to the corners of the H shaped burner so the repair is complete once the orifice slides into the H burner venturi tube and the adjustable clips drop into the back support beam.

replace Dynasty jenn air bbq grill control valve

Dynasty control valves thread into manifold pipe and attach to corrugated gas hose to connect burner just like other bbq models connect a rotisserie but these valevs connect the main burners in this manner.

When threading any valve into any manifold pipe Always use a pipe wrench so the stem is not stressed.   As you could guess the small ball-valve inside a barbecue grill control valve can be damaged easily.  Use putty or teflon to seal the threads and a pipe wrench to install the valve into the threading so the valve is not harmed and is tightly connected to the gas manifold.

The stainless steel corrgated gas line attaches the control valve to the elbow with the gas orifices to feed LP or NG to these Dynasty burners.

Dynasty bbq grill stainless steel H burner installation.

Install stainless steel H burner into Dynasty gas bbq grill.

Once the cast iron or stainless steel H burner is installed and clipped level in the back of the fire box, always remember to adjust the air shutter.   At the end of every gas burner venturi tube is an adjustable air shutter which is essentially a carburetor.  Adjust the flow of fuel mixing with oxygen into the Dynasty H burner for best results.

Also inside the control valve stem is a adjustment for the ball valve itself which can be used to adjust the control movement for more or less gas flow.

If you have Any gas barbecue grill repair questions or need for replacement grill parts Please contact 

Majestic Grill Parts

954-2-GRILL-2

Service@Grill-Repair.com

 

 

{ 0 comments }

Replace Control Valve Igniter In Emperor, Olde Native, Imperial Barbecue Brands.

The reason controls typically fail and need to be replaced is usually heat.  Often this means the small black gasket we saw in the video is damaged and sometimes the wires are also damaged.   The valves in this video are not damaged which is why the wires and o ring gaskets look fine.

These Control valves clamp-on to the manifold gas pipe but not all barbecue grills valves clamp onto the gas pipe so not all valves need to be replaced as often.   These Emperor, Imperial, Olde Native gas control valves are a design referred to as “flame thrower” because of the ignition sequence we can see towards the end of the video with the flame-thrower next to the burner.

Find valves burners, grates and other Emperor, Imperial and Olde Native barbecue grill repair parts:

New bbq grill control valve gasket emperor, imperial, olde native

Usually when the control valves has to be replaced the gaskets will be damaged and the manifold pipe will need to be cleaned before installing the new flame thrower valves.

 Emperor BBQ Repair Parts.

Olde Native Grill Repair Parts

For any additional assistance contact us from either of the page URL addresses shown above or call 952-2-GRILL-2.

 

{ 0 comments }

Dynasty BBQ Grill – Video Help – Replace Infrared Rotisserie Burner And Control Valve Assembly.

Get Replacement Barbecue Grill Repair Parts For All Dynasty BBQ Models:

http://www.grill-repair.com/dynasty.html

Infrared Rotisserie Replacement Burner installation instructions and tutorial video:

When the Jade Corporation was manufacturing Dynasty barbecues grills and Jenn Air appliances, these brand names became famous for longevity determined by intelligent design and high quality fabrication materials.   When the Jade Corporation stopped doing business the brand names were sold and other barbecues were given these names as a way of disguising the actual manufacturers of the appliances and barbecues.   The actual barbecue grills manufactured by the Jade Corporation were branded Dynasty which were extraordinarily well fabricated for their time.  Thousands and thousands of these original Dynasty bbq grills are still in use today two decades after Jade stopped manufacturing the appliances — and the replacement parts.

We still have the responsibility of providing barbecue grill replacement parts so we have experimented with a wide array of grill parts from other brands and models of barbecue as a means of replacing control valves, ignition assemblies, burners, knobs, and in this instance the infrared rotisserie back burner.

This Dynasty barbecue grill model has a back wall that is completely removable with a few bolts which allows us beautiful access to the inner infrared rotisserie burner and the gas line connection to the burner.

Rotisserie burner in Dynasty is completely ruined, needs replacement.

Rotisserie burner in Dynasty is completely ruined, needs replacement.

From inside the barbeque we can see this particular rotisserie burner has not aged well.   Our sample grill comes from a condominium community and public-use appliances rarely get treated as well as a BBQ grill that has been adopted by a family.   When we took in this orphan the lower H burners still burned great but it does not appear anyone ever thought about using the infrared burner!

Dynasty rotisserie orifice attached to infrared burner with elbow adaptor

Dynasty rotisserie orifice attached to infrared burner with elbow adaptor connected to gas control valve.

Once the back wall has been removed we can easily see the infrared rotisserie burner is bolted through the back wall of the Dynasty gas grill.    On the far right side, the corrugated stainless steel gas hose is anchored to the infrared burner with a multi-threaded elbow attachment.   The elbow attaches the gas line to the infrared rotisserie burner with a gas orifice installed inside the burner.

Although we will find replacing the burner a lot easier when the gas line connection and the orifice elbow can be salvaged and attached to the new infrared rotisserie burner, this is not what we are working with in this poor mistreated model.    In addition to serious rust and corrosion to the steel sections of the infrared burner venturi, the brass of the orifice elbow is also corroding.

Dynasty elbow and orifice in rotisserie burner seen from inside BBQ grill.

Dynasty elbow connection and orifice in rotisserie burner seen from inside BBQ grill because infrared burner is totally smashed.The entire ceramic section of the burner has completely broken away so we are able to see the rusted corroded connection of the damaged rotisserie burner to the elbow and orifice which should only be visible from inside the back wall!

We are going to need to unscrew the orifice and elbow in order to remove the burner.  Obviously in the tutorial video instructions shown above, we replaced this with another orifice elbow but if you are able to keep your orifice and elbow, just get the burner out and keep your connections for the new burner.

Dynasty rotisserie burner with new elbow and orifice.

Dynasty rotisserie burner with new elbow and orifice. Note the small nut and bolt holding the infrared back burner to the wall of the grill.

Note the new elbow attachment connects the gas line to the burner and the orifice is in the tip with a lot of extra room for the fuel to pull in oxygen as the fuel pressurizes the burner.  Yes, it is supposed to be like this.   Also, note the bolt which is just in front of the orifice — this is the bolt and nut we used to support the infrared burner in the back wall of the grill.   We used a short bolt so the physical size does not affect oxygen and fuel flow into the burner.

Infrared rotisserie burner installed in Dynasty bbq grill burning red flame.

Infrared rotisserie burner installed in Dynasty bbq grill does not have thermocouple or safety valve. Burner heats quick and hot.

Once we have a gas line attached with the proper new infrared burner we are ready to turn on the new infrared rotisserie burner.   Most barbecue grill rotisserie valves have a safety valve solenoid with a thermocouple which is designed to only allow gas flow when heat is detected.   This safety feature ensures gas will cease to flow to the rotisserie if the flames blow out — important in a fireplace and in fire pits but expecting a rotisserie infrared burner to blow out ….  With several decades experience to draw from I have never seen this or spoken with anyone who has experienced this safety problem possibility.   Fortunately for this installation the Dynasty infrared rotisserie burner gas controls are connected to a simple valve instead of a safety valve assembly.

With the simple gas control valve connected through the orifice into the burner, the new infrared burner works perfectly in the Dynasty gas grill.

Get Replacement Barbecue Grill Repair Parts For All Dynasty BBQ Models:

http://www.grill-repair.com/dynasty.html

 Need Any Assistance?
Contact Majestic Grill Parts from the website above or call us at 954-2-GRILL-2.     We stock products that we have decades of experience installing and using so all the barbecue grill replacement parts offered at  Grill-Repair.com  come with our own personal customer service and several decades of training, formal education and experience with hundreds of thousands of BBQ grill models!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{ 0 comments }

Convert Weber Genesis 330 BBQ Grill To Use Propane or Natural Gas.

 

What is Odd is the editor for this tutorial video had some “problems” with our shots and written instructions.  The result you will notice is some slowed shots but the strangest thing for me is the mispronunciation of the word “valve”.   I did not have them change the voice-over because it would have added a lot of down-time waiting to have the video back and I’m hoping you, the viewer will be able to tell what we’re looking at well enough to receive the support you need for your Weber Genesis 330 model fuel conversion.

If you do have additional questions or need and assistance, contact us anytime with any question.

While most online “stores” Never see, Never touch, Never know anything about the products listed for sale on their web pages (the obvious trend is web sites selling various products which are stocked by import companies who also ship for hundreds of different web-sites who all pretend to be actual professional companies when they’re only telephone answering services) we have been working on gas barbecues, fireplaces, fire pits, and other gas appliances for 3 decades.  We stock our own inventory because we use this inventory on a daily basis.

We work on gas barbecues, grills, smokers, fireplaces and fire pits and there is No Question we cannot help support and provide answers based on 3 decades of training, formal education and hundreds of thousands of on-site experiences!

weber genesis 330 with 4 burners burning propane or natural gas

Genesis 330 models have 4 burners inside the firebox and one side burner range on the side shelf. Controls are in front of the barbecue.

Like converting the type of fuel used in any barbecue grill, converting Weber barbecue grills is not difficult.    As with any gas appliance the essential parts to be changed are the same.  Fuel conversion means changing the in-coming gas connection, changing the regulator for liquid propane or natural gas and then changing each orifice for the type of fuel being regulated.

Getting to the orifices in a Genesis 330 model is typically easier than you probably suspect.   With the cooking grates and flavorizer shields out of the barbeque we are looking at the pipe burners installed front to back.   The control valves and orifices are inside the front control panel so we will need to slowly unscrew the 4 bolts in the very back because these 4 bolts lock in the 4 burner pipes.  We need the burners out of position so we can reach through the inner firewall to remove the orifices as shown in the instructional video above.

unscrew burner bolt to remove Weber Genesis burner

Unscrew burner bolt to remove Weber Genesis burner carefully because the bolts and/or cast aluminum fire box can be easily damaged.

Please Note:  My own experience with these Genesis and Spirit  models from after 2010 is that the level of quality is Far Below those Weber models manufactured when the Weber-Stephens family still owned and controlled the company.  Many times we have unscrewed the burner-bolts only to have the bolt or the threaded aluminum casting crack.  Even expecting weakness and using lubrication, moving slow, cleaning away dirt and grease build-up, Every Single One of these 4 bolts Broke as we slowly unscrewed them to slide back the burner pipes.  Every One Broke!

The image Above shows a heat-resistant liquid welding glue type product to essentially glue the bolt in place.    With the bolt not completely sunk-in to the hole we made sure that 1 — the notch in back of the  burner fit on the bolt so the burner could not be moved and the burner would be perfectly straight and — 2 — the burner is raised about a half-inch so we will be able to twist-lift the pipe burner to still remove the burner if we ever need to remove or replace the pipe burner.

Slide Weber Genesis burner out of way to access orifice in control valve.

Slide Weber Genesis burner out of way to access orifice in control valve. Burners can be partially removed to avoid dislodging the ignition electrode.

Once the burners are out of the way we can access the orifices from inside the barbecue firebox as you can see in this picture.   Also in this image we see the burners were not totally removed.   We prefer to work this was because only moving the burners enough for them to be out of the way means we do not have to remove the ignition electrodes which are clipped to the burner pipe.

Although the Weber igniter electrodes are easy to remove and replace, in a barbeque like this one that is several years old, it is possible the steel tabs that bend to hold the electrode tightly into the groove of the support bracket made be dirty and weak enough to break.  In a well-used Weber model like this one, it is easy to access the orifices and valves without opening up a possibility we’ll damage the electrode attachment in the process.

Weber original orifice and replacement orifice for fuel conversion

Although slightly different, both orifices demonstrate the need for thread sealant and function well in LP and NG fuel conversion.

Once we move the burners we will unscrew the old orifices and thread-in the New Orifices.  The orifices Need “pipe-dope” which is a putty sealant available in any hardware store.  The orifices used as replacements look and feel different.  Just ass you may notice the originals have a lot of putty gas sealant on the threads, the new orifices will also need gas sealant on the threads.

Please remember we are threading brass into aluminum and both metals are soft.  We can easily damage the valve and orifice with very little strength.  The threading Must Be Sealed so fuel only flows through the hole in the orifice so allow the sealant putty to do the work, tighten the orifices without over-tightening and watch the valve-orifice-burner union for awhile after the initial conversion to check your work.

Weber Spirit Genesis valve orifice slides into pipe burner

Weber Spirit and Genesis valve orifice slides into pipe burner to limit NG or LP gas flow in end shared with air shutter adjustment sleeve.

As we see in this image — and video above — we’ll slide the burners back onto the tip of the valve after replacing the gas orifices in the end of the control valves.  The air shutter adjustment will be different for NG as for LP because LP is a vaporized liquid whereas NG distribution allows some oxygen in the fuel.  It is not necessary to remove the steel plate under the control panel Shown In This Image but making these minute air shutter adjustments is a lot easier without removing the burner pipe over and over while testing the flame.

We have several detailed blog posts with instructional videos and images so Contact Majestic Grill Parts for assistance with Anything to do with converting, testing, using, checking your barbecue grill.

Weber Genesis Spirit Summit Side Burner Range Converted for LP or NG

Weber Genesis Spirit Summit all have the same Side Burner Range design so all models are easy to Convert to use liquid propane or natural gas.

As we can see in the tutorial video above the side burner range is the easiest burner to convert.   The orifice is accessible without taking anything apart and this makes the orifice easy to access, change and replace. Fortunately, All Weber side burner range top burners have been this same design in All Genesis, Spirit and Summit models so these are All Usually The Simplest Part of Any Fuel Conversion.

The Weber Genesis 330 side burner and orifice is exactly the same as the Genesis 320 model which is the same as the Spirit 320 model and exactly the same burner design as the Summit models.

Weber LP tank scales should always be used for safety with all models

Weber LP tank scales should always be used for safety with all Genesis, Spirit and Summit models because the tank position, attachment and venting make this the safest location.

Once All the gas orifices have been changed we will also attach the new LP or NG connections to the connection inside the right door where the manifold extension is safely attached to the wall of the barbecue cart.

Tank Scale.

When Weber still owned Weber and still sold a fuel conversion kit for every Weber model of Genesis, Spirit, Summit, Vieluxe, etc and fuel conversion that was going to use a portable 5 gallon LP cylinder Had To Also Include a Tank Scale.

Although the tank scale is convenient by showing the level of remaining fuel by the weight of the tank the Real Reason the tank was considered mandatory by Weber and was specifically defined in Weber’s Safety Certification is Safety.

The tank scale bolts to the side of the barbecue right side wall and the immobilization of the tank makes it safer while also forcing the tank to be in a position away from the grease-drip pan that could cause a fire.   Weber no longer allows or supports or supplies fuel conversion parts so buying the tank scale is not enforced — but it is a Very Wise Idea to use the tank scale with a 20 lb LP cylinder.

Any fuel conversion for any barbecue is simple.  Although Weber makes this difficult, the process is still the same.  The actual replacement parts are available on the Weber grill parts page located at:

http://www.grill-repair.com/weberparts.html

If you have Any Questions or Need Any Assistance, Please Contact Majestic Grill Parts.

Service@Grill-Repair.com

954-2-GRILL-2.

 

{ 0 comments }

Video instructions and written directions with pictures to explain how to remove and replace Weber Genesis and Spirit control valves in models manufactured after 2010.

Weber schematic to show bolt through valves attached to manifold pipe in front of BBQ fire box

Weber schematic to show bolt through valves attached to manifold pipe in front of BBQ fire box

As we can see in this clip from the Weber schematic, Genesis and Spirit models manufactured after 2010 have the control valves in the front of the fire box.    This specification view shows the valves installed across the front of the fire box and attached to the manifold pipe where incoming fuel is distributed to the valves.

This video shows accessing removing and replacing these Genesis and Spirit model Weber control valves:

Although it is not necessary to remove the control panel to replace the Weber control valves, we did so for the video so the camera could see what we were doing.   Unlike previous models these new Spirit and Genesis models have a cover plate under the control panel and we do need to remove this to remove the bolt into the valve from the bottom of the manifold pipe.

weber genesis spirit control valve on manifold with orifice

Weber control valve attached to manifold pipe with replacement orifice and original.

Always make sure fuel is off and disconnected when working on the barbecue grill.

http://www.grill-repair.com/weberparts.html

As shown in the tutorial, with the control valves unbolted from the manifold pipe, the control valve will not be removed from the controls because the stainless steel pipe burner is in the way.   The Weber Genesis and Spirit pipe burners slide onto the control valve inside the control panel.  In the back of the fire box the burner slides over a ridge designed into the cast aluminum of the fire box.  A single bolt into the cast aluminum fire box stops the burner from simply lifting up and sliding off the valve.

Back bolt can be loosened to release burner with or without removing bolt.

Back bolt can be loosened to release burner with or without removing bolt. Be Careful Not To Break Bolt Or Aluminum Casting!

The mounting bolt in the back of the fire box can be removed to slide the burner up and back but the bolt does not have to be completely removed — which helps with not misplacing the bolts!   With the bolt unscrewed a few turns the burner can be rotated and lifted up.  Once the burner is lifted straight up in back the burner can be slid back so the front air shutter slides off the control valve orifice.  The ignition electrode is clipped to the burner so we will typically just slide the burner into the fire box and then lie it down without removing the electrode.  No point in making more work.

Please note — about half the time we have worked on used Weber Spirit and Genesis models manufactured after 2010 with the controls in front as shown here, the bolts and/or casting has cracked and broken.    Several times the simple act of very slowly unscrewing this burner bolt will cause the bolt or the cast aluminum to break so be careful.  Fortunately the burner will install and stay in place without the bolt if necessary.

Weber schematic burner slides onto control valve and orifice

Weber schematic. Burner slides through fire box and onto control valve and orifice. Burner can slide off valve without removing burner or igniter electrode to access orifice and valve.

To remove the control valve after unscrewing the lower bolt through the bottom of the manifold, we need to unscrew the back burner bolt and lift up the back of the burner to make room to slide the burner back so the front of the burner slides off the control valve orifice inside the control panel.    With the burner out of the way, the valve will lift off the manifold pipe.   As shown in the Weber schematic, we do not need to remove the burner from the barbecue fire box; we slide the burner into the fire box and then lie it to the side to clear the valve.  Although it is not a lot of work to unclip the electrode and then re attach the ignition, there is nothing to gain by creating extra work.

From inside the fire box we see the burner slides onto the orifice and valve.

From inside the fire box we see the burner slides onto the orifice and valve.

This image shows our point of view as though we are inside the barbecue grill firebox looking at the control valve inside the control panel, attached to the manifold gas pipe.    The tip of the valve is the orifice which is where the air shutter in the front of the pipe burner slides on to the control valve.   Gas flows through the restricted opening of the orifice into the section of the burner that is open to allow air to be pulled into the burner to mix with the fuel so the fuel burn properly mixed emitting through burner ports.

Control valve bolts through Weber manifold pipe

Control valve bolts through Weber manifold pipe

Since 2010 when the Spirit and Genesis BBQ models suffered more changes than any other combined period of time in Weber history these control valves are installed across the front of the fire box just like a lot of more common barbecue models.

Majestic Grill Parts stocks barbecue grill replacement parts, repairs barbecues and ships replacement barbeque parts all over the world.  Without making any kind of a judgement call I can honestly say we sell more of the control valves for post-2010 models than we ship control valves used in the 30 years of models preceding these new designs by Weber.  Even though these models have existed for a very short period of time compared to the total decades of Genesis and Spirit models, the control valves mounted on the right side of the fire box are needed for repairs A Lot Less than these new front-mounted bolt through control valves.

Consumer demand is what led to this blog post tutorial to help with the control valves being replaced.

Majestic Grill Parts hopes this has been useful for your own repairs.  In these images we’re showing a lot of new parts on clean surfaces but this is not the case when repairing used barbeques.  Please Always Make Sure To Clean The Maniofld Pipe And Check The Valve Gasket Seals Above And Below The Manifold Pipe.  One single speck of dirt can cause a dangerous gas leak so please clean the manifold before reinstalling a new valve and leak check the valve before use.

Just like adjusting the air shutter on the burner, checking for leaks means reassembling the entire barbecue and attaching the fuel connection Before reinstalling the cover plate under the control panel.  Install the cover Plate After adjusting the air shutter and checking the control valve for any leaks.

If you have Any questions or Any concerns about repairs, replacement parts, how to check, adjust, repair or replace anything at all, Please Contact Majestic Grill Parts for assistance.

954-2-GRILL-2

Service@Grill-Repair.com

These Control Valves are available at:

http://www.grill-repair.com/weberparts.html

 

{ 0 comments }

Infinity BBQ Grill Control Valve Replacement With Ignition Video.

by grillrepair October 4, 2016

Infinity BBQ Grill Control Valve Replacement With Ignition. Although we’re using the Infinity gas barbecue grill model repair for this video, there are thousands of different barbeque grill models using clamp-on control valves.   A previous video and blog post explained how and why and when to replace this gasket.  Replacing the entire control valve [...]

Read the full article →

Repair Infinity BBQ Grill Ignition With New Module And Button.

by grillrepair September 16, 2016

Infinity gas barbecue grill models made something of a big splash many years ago but the company did not last very long.  Even though the Infinity barbeque’s had a lot of interesting features and benefits, once the company disappeared replacement parts for repairs became scarce…and then disappeared completely. Infinity BBQ Grill Repair Parts As gas [...]

Read the full article →

Convert BBQ to LP or NG For Weber Spirit and Genesis Models After 2010.

by grillrepair August 18, 2016

Weber Spirit and Genesis models since 2010 have the control knobs across the front of the firebox which is different from any of the Spirit or Genesis models in previous decades.  This change means the burners are totally different, control valves are different, knobs, orifices, supports, architecture….Everything about these Weber models is different from previous [...]

Read the full article →

Replace Valve and Igniter In Turbo STS and Jenn Air BBQ Grill Models

by grillrepair June 21, 2016

This particular flame thrower control valve is no longer available so we have had to fabricate another replacement valve and a new ignition design as shown in this instructional video. The reason this ignition design works so well is because the firewall that separates the control valves from the heat inside the fie box has [...]

Read the full article →

Repair Ignition In OCI BBQ Grills With New Electrode, Cross-Over and Collector Box.

by grillrepair April 10, 2016

If you have an OCI gas barbecue grill you have probably already discovered the company that created these incredible barbecue grills is back to one single person trying to keep up with everything and not succeeding.   Although I am a Huge fan of the grills, dealing with Outdoor Concepts, Incorporated is a very trying [...]

Read the full article →