Replace Infrared Rotisserie Burner — Part II

by grillrepair on November 2, 2015

Replace Infrared Rotisserie Burner — Part II

This is a very short and mostly silent video as a kind of addendum to the last blog post about removing, replacing and reinstalling the infrared rotisserie burner in a DCS gas barbecue grill.  That original video and detailed blog post explained the grill repair process using a DCS model that could not come apart for access to the infrared rotisserie burner.

In this short video, we simply show the exact same process but the mounting bolts and the orifice elbow are accessible from behind the barbecue because the DCS BGA-27 model has a back wall that can be removed.  Once the back wall has been removed the mounting bolts and the orifice elbow are all accessible from the back side of the stainless inner wall.

The original can be found on this page URL:

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In the last video and blog post tutorial, we had to access the bolts and mounting brackets from inside the barbecue grill where it was very common for the bolts and brackets to be corroded with rust and decades of greases and marinades.  In this DCS BGA model gas grill the removable back wall has protected the orifice elbow compression fittings as well as the electrode bracket, thermocouple installation clips and the infrared burner mounting bolts.

Aside from the obvious differences concerning the back wall being removed and the access to mounting bolts and gas line attachments being inside the back wall where all are protected from most corrosion and rust, the most obvious point this short video makes is the use of the orifice elbow.

The orifice elbow in various barbecues is not always an elbow but is always double or triple threaded so the orifice is able to attach inside the rotisserie burner and the attaching bracket is able to attach solid to the burner and to the gas line coming up and around the barbecue grill from the rotisserie valve.  In the DCS the connection is a compression threading but plenty of grills use flared connections which are a lot simpler to remove and reassemble.  Although the connection can actually be anything or any of the elbows shown (and there are plenty more than the three in this video) it is imperative that the gas line and the gas orifice used match this connection.

It is acceptable to use any of these, or other elbows but the orifice and gas line connection has to match whichever adaptor is used.

Finally, always use soapy water to check for leaks before finally reassembling the gas lines in the rotisserie.   Regardless of which elbow, orifice, gas line, infrared burner access we are using in every case these connections are not easily accessible so we need to be 100% sure there is not a leak anywhere before we put everything back together.    A gas leak will be invisible, undetectable until a lot of damage has been caused — which could include death.



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