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If you pull it in a garage with few windows, it might be a good situation to take photos.
I can understand how the valves themselves could be "gunked up" from too much grease or whatever (since I've actually taken them apart to clean them before), but what could go "wrong" with the manifold? How could that part become compromised?I can certainly believe that Tom has had an issue with aftermarket burner tubes. Aftermarket anything creates a wildcard even though most of the time these aftermarket parts work fine. I have been using a Genesis 1000 continuously for 25 years now and have come across most of the problems that you can have with these grills. I try to keep it simple and trouble shoot in this order either direction. Propane tank, hose/ regulator, manifold/valves, burner tubes/ flavorizer bars. You can start in either direction and always meet in the middle with the least likely culprit, which is the manifold and valves themselves.
I was hoping no one would notice that. I was shocked that it was that bad so quickly after completing cleaning it last fall. I know what I'm doing this week.Those flames look fine to me. It might be time to scrape out the bottom of the cookbox and drip tray though.
Believe me, I'm not trying to grill shame you. I only mentioned it because it could be affecting your temps since you were worried about the flames. I'm sure I have let mine get that bad or worse.I was hoping no one would notice that. I was shocked that it was that bad so quickly after completing cleaning it last fall. I know what I'm doing this week.