Side burner on grill won’t flame

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  1. Sourwood

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    Okay. I ran the line on my propane grill side burner. I have flame up to the inlet for the cooking unit, but no flames out all the little holes.
    I removed the part and ran a pipe cleaner through it. Nothing stopping it up.

    There is a rotating part on the tube, that I have completely closed, fully opened, and partially opened. No flames. Rest of the burners are working fine.

    I was told this needs some me air with the fuel to burn right.

    Suggestion? I have a flat griddle made for this that I would live to cook with. Am placing the griddle on my main grill grates, but burning more fuel than necessary to fry an egg.
     
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    Photo of the line and the fitting I mentioned

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    Are you smelling any propane coming out of the side burner when you turn the nob on high? If not, There is a clog somewhere of something is capped. I once had a spider web in one of my propane gill tubes and it wouldn't light off. You are not getting any flow obviously.
     
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    Does this line have a separate pressure regulator or is the just one coming off the bottle?
     
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    It has a separate regulator. It has flame out the end of the line over an inch long

    I ran a pipe cleaner through the tube and could see it inside the burner so no obstruction
     
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    Might be a PITA, but any way you can swap hoses with the main burners to see if the regulator isn’t the problem?
    Mind you I don’t know if the 2 regulators have different preset pressures, so use caution.
     
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    May not be getting enough propane to support combustion at the burner unit.

    1 inch flame at the open end still seems small.

    Is the regulator adjustable?
     
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