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Thread: Weber # 88217 part... need to locate the 3 screws...!!

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    On the control side of the grill it has 3?

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    No, I was talking about the "set" screws on the left side of the grill. As you know already, on a classic Genesis, the two outer burners go into these while the middle burner is supported by the cross-over ignition tube.

    On the first 300 series grills that still had the lengthwise burners and side controls they went to each burner being held in with a screw, even though it still has a crossover ignition tube. I have a firebox for this grill in my "waiting" pile and I confirmed that it has three of these screws that we always advise to leave in.

    Now if he really meant the screws that hold the manifold to the firebox then I have been misunderstanding him this whole time.
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    Huh. 3 screws there is actually a good idea. I bet the crossover tube lasts longer.
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    As a related side note: I had the same kind of issue with the four screws that hold the slide rails for the grease tray on my Silver C. (Yr 2000) They were corroded to the point where the slot was barely there. No choice but to dive in a try to remove them. I removed the box and put some PB Blaster on them, tapped them with a small hammer and waited until the next day. I knew a socket would just round them off more, so I clamped down on them with my big vice grips. I adjusted them to the point where it took the force of both hand to clamp them down, then I gently turned until it moved very slightly. Then I worked them back and forth in small increments until they were free/out. There was no way to tell if they were really coming unscrewed or twisting off until they started moving back and forth enough to tell. I got them all out this way. Interestingly the threads on the screws were in decent shape as they appear to be stainless steel. They would have been very hard to drill out. I used the new screws that came with the rails which are a light gray color. Not sure if they're stainless with a coating or not. All of the screws tightened down except one, which just wouldn't. I used blue removable Loc-Tite on that one, and Permatex silver never seize on the other three. Good to go.

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    You know what this thread needed right from the beginning? A photo!



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    that's the ones... 3 of them...
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    I would just find some Stainless steel replacements at a hardware store.
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    Would you put anti-seize on the threads or would it be too hot for it. I suppose I should check the can to see the temperature range. 🤦*♂️

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    No need for anti-sieze. They are NOT supposed to be removed any way. They are simply place holders for the burners and are designed to never be removed. Don't ask me why Weber puts normal looking screws in there, as it just invites someone to put a wrench or screwdriver on them and remove them which is a NO NO. Most of the time, you will wind up twisting them off any way.

    So, just replace them if you already removed them and leave them be. You do not have to remove them to get the burner tubes out. But you do have to remove the manifold.
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    Bruce, thanks to you and others posting about not removing them I did not. I did remove the Screws for the Z rails for the drip tray and the manifold bolts. Should I put anti-seize on them when I reinstall them, along with the bolt that holds the firebox in place? Thanks!

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