The Flow Limiting Device or Bypass Safety Feature
What is the Flow Limiting Device/ Bypass Safety Feature?
-LP tank manufacturers are required to add a Flow Limiting Device (FLD) to all 20# tanks. This device prohibits gas flow when an excessive amount is detected.
Why does this occur?
-Generally the FLD is triggered because the lighting instructions for the grill may have been followed improperly. If the control valves are turned on BEFORE the LP tank is turned on, the FLD will trigger. This prevents an excessive amount of gas from entering the grill prior to lighting. If this gas were allowed to accumulate, "flare up" or injury may occur. The FLD prevents this.
How do I know if the FLD has been triggered?
The most common symptoms are as followed:
1. Burners won’t light
2. Burners have a small flickering flame in HIGH position.
3. Barbecue temperature only reaches 250-300 degrees in the HIGH position.
How do I reset the FLD?
Resetting the FLD is simple; just follow the 7 easy steps.
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