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A bit of maintenance and spit and polish for the gasser

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    A bit of maintenance and spit and polish for the gasser

    The igniter on my E330 SE has been very finicky lately. I’ve burnished the igniter battery contacts a couple of times which temporarily revived it but it hasn’t worked now for about 2 weeks. I had to manually light the burners for my last 2 cooks using the gasser.

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    I ordered a new igniter kit last week and it arrived 2 days ago. It installed easily enough and reminded me again how well built the Webers are of this generation (2015).

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    Since I had to remove the grates and flavorizer bars, I went ahead and did some pretty serious fall cleaning underneath. I had begun to notice some hot and cold spots when cooking. I scraped all the crud I could from the sides and bottom of the firebox then scrubbed the burner tubes. Wow, blue flames again!

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    Since the knobs hard to be pulled, I also scrubbed the SS faceplate to the point of removing any remaining lettering and pointer marks for the knobs. I had a brain fart and used my label maker to make new knob pointer marks and a sear station indicator.

    This little refurbishment took about 2.5 hours and a considerable amount of elbow grease. It’s about the 3rd deep cleaning since I got it 7 years ago. I’m looking forward to many more years of cooking on it.

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    WayneT I cleaned my Weber gasser today, also. There sure was a lot of gunk that you can't see when the grates and flavor bars are in place.

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    • WayneT
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      Yep, it can get ugly under there. Must be fall grill cleanup time. 😎

    • Clark
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      After I got the Weber done, I looked at my others and got so motivated.....I went inside and watched the Cardinals/Phillies game. There is always tomorrow for cleaning more grills.

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    I've had the same model for nine years and clean mine a few times a year. I replaced the igniters about a year ago and they have been working fine. I clean the outside (the cheap 430 stainless) with Bar Keepers as we live in FL and it get rust spots. I do find wiping it with thin coat of mineral oil helps keep the rust spots from getting any larger.

    Need to clean my pellet and offset today before I put the ribs on.

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      I’m not nearly as fastidious as you when it comes to cleaning my gasser. I need to do better. However, I use it almost exclusively for searing now and have a CI or SS griddle on when I do that. I do wipe down all the SS on the, exterior after every cook.

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    I use to clean my gassed once a year. Now I clean my Traeger at the start of every cook. And today was the the day to clean it.

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