Is Your Barbecue Ready for Labor Day?

With Labor Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are prepping their barbecues and backyards for one last summer cookout. But there is nothing worse than hosting a bunch of hungry friends and finding out your barbecue isn’t working properly or even worse, just won’t start.

To help you avoid this disastrous problem, here are some of the most popular problems Fixya users have run into with their barbecues, as well as the solutions that helped them keep the festivities alive.

Fixya’s Most Common Barbecue Problems

  1. Barbecue Won’t Start: One of the most common problems we found was that many people simply could not get their barbecues to start. Here is how the Fixya community suggests you fix this common issue:  http://www.fixya.com/support/t2375839-grill_light_dont_hear_gas_running
  2. Low Gas Flow: Barbecue not getting hot enough? Learn how one Fixya user was able to identify and fix his low gas flow problems:  http://www.fixya.com/support/t525729-low_gas_flow_low_heat
  3. Replacement Parts: Sometimes the best fix is to just replace the broken part. One Fixya user was able to find where to buy replacement parts for his barbecue thanks to the helpful community:  http://www.fixya.com/support/t366931-patio_classic_grill_replacement_parts
  4. George Foreman Parts: And for those that want to barbecue but lack the outdoor space for a traditional setup, the George Foreman grill is always a handy substitute. This Fixya user needed help finding the replacement parts to get his indoor grill hot and ready for cooking: http://www.fixya.com/support/t154487-replacement_parts_george_foreman_grill

You can find all the popular questions and answers for barbecues and grills here: http://www.fixya.com/troubleshoot/browse/grills_and_smokers/popular

And of course if you cannot find your problem listed on Fixya, be sure to submit your question to have the community help you. The last thing we want is to have your party stuck only eating potato salad this Labor Day.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Jun Seita.

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