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Sooty cook on my Smoke Vault 24

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  • Prince
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    Thanks for the info I disassembled and cleaned the burner. Did a test run with some chicken and sausage and it came out beautiful. Nasty Soot Gone!!

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  • theroc
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    Prince, the helpful folks at Camp Chef user support sent the instructions below as a guide for how to remove the burner assembly from the smoke vault. Cleaning was then simply a matter of blowing out the various tubing and the burner head. I can't offer any advice on adjusting the burner, though. Suggest you contact Camp Chef. They were very responsive.

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  • Prince
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    Does anyone have the instruction on how to clean and adjust the burner on the smoke vault 24

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  • tbob4
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    Congrats! I’m glad your problem was solved. It really stinks when things go wrong and you don’t know why.

  • theroc
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    Thought I would close out this topic with a report on how my repair efforts went. I followed Camp Chef's helpful directions to pull out the burner. I didn't find any obvious obstructions in or corrosion on the burner or feed tube. Went ahead and blew it all out with compressed air and reassembled. Very happy to report that the flame is now back to its normal blue color and operation appears to be nominal.

    Thanks again to the very prompt and helpful response from the Camp Chef Support Team, and the helpful suggestions from the Pit!

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  • holehogg
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    I had a suspicion something like that might be the cause. Good service from manufacturer and when it comes from the horses mouth its reassuring.
    My tip if they didn't mention - Make sure it's turned off before attempting to remove ☺.

  • jfmorris
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    smokin fool got me thinking, and I found this same problem in an old post in a google search:

    https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/th...problem.88476/

    The guy there says he burner was "melting" at the orifices. More likely corrosion I would think. I guess I thought the Smoke Vault had a cast iron burner, but looks like it is sheet metal after reviewing the parts diagram, and subject to breaking down.

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  • smokin fool
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    One thing I have found thru owning many propane BBQ's is your propane burner may be rotten and falling apart.
    You'll know fast enough when you take the burner out to clean it.

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  • mountainsmoker
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    Good deal, glad you went to the source. I have had spiders make there little nests in the burners.

  • theroc
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    I reached out to Camp Chef customer support and they replied very promptly. They said that this kind of problem is generally caused by a dirty burner, possibly a spider of something getting into it or some other debris. They recommend removing the burner and cleaning it out, and even provided a nice photo showing how to remove the burner.

    Will work on it this weekend. Hopefully it does the trick.

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  • texastweeter
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    holehogg astroglide...

  • jfmorris
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    holehogg my burner where this has been an issue is one that I move around frequently, as it is only used to brew beer or boil a big pot that I don't want to cook inside on the stove (a 2 gallon pot of artichokes recently). I imagine it just gets knocked around when storing my patio stove, as it gets shoved up on a shelf or in a corner of the garage or shed. I really ought to put some screws in it to tighten it down and lock the air intake damper in place.

  • holehogg
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    I have cleaned a jet or two in the same time. My burners run 5 dsys a week and have a total of 8.
    Like I mentioned I'm no expert and but my burners air intakes have not needed regular adjusting. Just a good cleaning has worked to get the blue flame back.

  • holehogg
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    This is one of the possibilities for the yellow flame as I mentioned above. In my experience with my burner type it is not something that needs regular adjusting.
    I stand corrected but I think in the 2 years I've been servicing my burners I have only once made an air intake adjustment. The biggest culprit has been the build up of carbon (?) in the venturi where it narrows. I remove the burner clean it as best I can then flush with water. Once back in place the flame is good.

  • jfmorris
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    From the manual for my patio stove:

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