• Outdoor Grill

Outdoor Grill

Few things enhance the enjoyment of a backyard living space like an outdoor grill. That’s why it can be a real disappointment to find out your grill isn’t working when you’re all set to barbecue.

Outdoor grills are designed to withstand the elements, but they are still vulnerable to problems, especially after sitting unused all winter. If your grill isn’t firing up, just call FixEm Appliance Repair. As the East Bay’s local, affordable appliance repair service, we’ll get you grilling again fast and for a reasonable price.

Common Issues:

  • Grill isn’t lighting
  • Grill is leaking gas
  • Burner flames are uneven
  • Burner knobs are stuck/hard to turn

Things to Remember:

  • While sitting unused all winter, dirt and rust buildup can accumulate inside your grill and block the burners. Before firing your grill up for the first time in spring, give the burner area a thorough cleaning. Just be sure not to apply liquid cleaner directly onto the burners—this can also put them out of commission.
  • Before using your grill for the first time in spring, burn off latent grease by flipping over the briquettes, closing the lid and heating the grill on high for 15 minutes.
  • To clean the grates, remove the briquettes and grates, and scrub the grates with a stiff wire brush and warm, soapy water. After drying with a towel, replace the grates, along with the briquettes.
  • If the electric "spark" starter on your burners is not working, first check that the batteries aren't drained before you call out a technician. Most outdoor electric-start grills are battery-operated. Check your owner’s manual for directions on how to replace the batteries.