Grill rusted - what to do?

klaraMarch 23, 2009

Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right forum for this question, please let me know.

We have had a Weber's Genesis Silver B gas grill for about 4 years. It is sitting on my deck all year round (covered unless in use). All of a sudden the grill stopped working this weekend - turns out the pipe (sorry if I am using the wrong word here) that runs the gas from the ignitor to the burners has rusted to the point that there are holes here and there.

We clearly have two options - either to repair this grill or to get a new one. What to do? Should we even bother trying to replace the part? What is the useful life of a gas grill? Are there other models that would withstand the New England weather longer than 4 years? Does anyone have recommendations as to what grill we should get? We don't want to spend more than a few nundred bucks. We do grill year-round.

Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vanole

klara,

The part you are referring to is the manifold if it is the metal piece that the regulator rubber hose fits into under the grill. If it were my grill YES I would get a new manifold assembly. Quite frankly I'm surprised that it rusted out so quickly.

My Weber Genesis 3000 is 15 years of age sits outside year round here at Va Beach. At about the 2 year point I had a bad center burner and Weber sent me a whole new Manifold and Burner assembly gratus, with the stipulation that I send them the bad one back (they paid postage).

Not sure about our economic times and the toll it may have had on Weber but all my dealings with them have been awesome.

You should be able to get this part from Weber or one of their authorized repair places. I'm lucky I have a repair place a little over a mile away.

Your grill shoud give you many more years of service.

I'm originally from New Hampshire. Sister lives in West Quincy Mass.

Very Respectfully,
Jeff
GO NAVY
Fly Navy

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 2:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
homefyres

A Weber of that vintage can give you 20+ years of service - just like a car, it requires maintence every so often, but when you have a Cadillac you don't sell it off when you get a flat.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2009 at 11:57AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Cooking ribs on a gas grill ??
I posted this on the cooking forum, then realized there's...
cookingrvc
Flames too high?
So I brought a new Brinkmann 6 burner grill from Home...
robbversion1
Need suggestion for a gas cooktop to use outdoor
Can someone please suggest a gas cooktop/burner that...
Novie
Ignighter problem with Weber or Dukane Gas Grill
Ignitor Problem with Weber or Dukane Grill- I have...
etbrown4
Do you need to secure a grill on the patio?
I live in a state that gets tornado warnings on occasion...
ncdel
Sponsored Products
Saber 2-burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill
$999.00 | FRONTGATE
Diecast Aluminum 15-inch Nonstick Electric Skillet
Overstock.com
Reversible Double-Burner Grill/Griddle
$47.99 | zulily
Scrolled Dark Bronze Wall Register
Signature Hardware
Oakland Living Outdoor Fire Pits 34 in. Elite Chimenea 8021-AB
Home Depot
Fryer Basket for Frontgate by TEC Grill
$81.00 | FRONTGATE
KitchenWorthy 6-person Deluxe Raclette Grill
Overstock.com
Black Gooseneck LED Clip-On BBQ Light
$29.99 | Lamps Plus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™