Check all the openings for spider webs, etc. If it still wont light, check the schrader valve and the outlet jet. If still no go then the regulator is bad. On your handles, lightly sand them and then spray them with the spar varnish. They will look great for a long time.
The issue was that ashes would plug up the bottom vent. So i came up with the can fix. But having bothe the sj and the gold, i found for the mini smoker, the gold worked the best. For grilling, the sj was great. Either way, just use what works for you. Its fun doing all this testing.
Those burners are ss. Nothing should go wrong with them. The holes need to be cleaned properly. Go to lowes or whatever and get a gas/oxy tip cleaner. Then use the proper fitting one to clean out the holes. Each cleaner rod has a rough area, kind of like a file that you need to use to get the...
The one that most did was drill a hole in the leg socket and leg and use a screw to hold them in. If mine get bad i just take the leg out and expand the end a touch. But basically, they are always wobbly.
Yup, in a year of use which isnt much as i would like, i clean out the holes about 6 times. I just look at the flames. If they are not even, its cleaning time. Its amazing how the crud fills in the holes.