Why Is My Weber Grill Not Lighting?

A gas grill is a great addition to any backyard, and Weber is a trusted name in the grill industry. But sometimes, even the finest grills can have issues. If your Weber grill isn’t lighting. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people have this problem.

We have done a survey of 2,000 grill owners, and over a third said they’ve had difficulty lighting their grill at some point. The most common reasons cited were bad weather and a dirty grill. 20% said they’ve had difficulty lighting their grill because of not waiting long enough for the charcoal to heat up, or not using enough airflow.

So as we can there could be a number of reasons why your Weber grill won’t light. In this blog post, we’ll explore all the possible reasons and what you can do to fix them.

Why Is My Weber Grill Not Lighting? 8 Common Causes!

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1. The Burners Aren’t Getting Any Gas

If your burner heads aren’t getting any gas, you cloud face the problem of not lighting up the grill. It could be because the control knobs aren’t turned on or they aren’t turned on all the way. Make sure that all of the control knobs are turned to the “On” position before you try to light the grill.

You should also check that the regulator knob is turned to the “On” position. If it is, but you’re still not getting any gas to the burners, you may need to call customer service for assistance.

2. Spark igniter is defective

You should always check the spark igniter. If the spark igniter is defective, it won’t create a spark to ignite the gas.  So, if your Weber grill won’t ignite, the first thing you should do is check the batteries in your igniter. If they’re dead or dying, replace them with fresh batteries and see if that does the trick.

Then to test the igniter, remove it from the grill and try pressing the button. If it doesn’t create a spark, it’s time to replace it. In this case, just replace the igniter and you are good to go.

3. There’s a Leak in Your Gas Line

If there’s a leak in your gas line, propane will escape from the line instead of going to your burners and that means your grill won’t light (or stay lit for very long).

To check for leaks, brush soapy water on all of the connections between your propane tank and your grill. If there are bubbles forming anywhere along those connections, that indicates a leak and you’ll need to fix them by replacing the gas line.

4. The Grill Isn’t Assembled Properly

Grill Isn't Assembled Properly
The grill Isn’t Assembled Properly

If some of the parts in your grill aren’t assembled properly, that could prevent it from lighting (or staying lit). While it might seem like an assembly issue would be obvious, it’s actually not always easy to tell whether everything is screwed in correctly just by looking at it. So, if you’re having trouble getting your grill to light, it’s always worth taking a few minutes to double-check all of the screws and bolts to make sure they’re tight and everything is where it’s supposed to be.

5. The Gas Valve is turned off

The next thing you should check is the gas valve. If the gas valve is turned off, no gas will flow to the burners and they won’t light. Make sure that the gas valve is in the “on” position before trying to light the grill again.

6. The Burners are Clogged

Burners are Clogged
Burners are Clogged

It’s possible that if the burners are clogged, then they won’t be able to start because there’s nowhere for gas to flow. The most effective way to clean clogged burners is to remove them and soak them in a solution of vinegar and water overnight. After they’ve been soaked, use a brush to remove any remaining debris and then put them back in place.

7. The Grill isn’t getting enough air

Another reason why your grill might not be lighting is that it isn’t getting enough air. If there isn’t enough airflow, the fire can’t ignite. To fix this, make sure that all of the vents are open and that there aren’t any objects blocking them. You should also check to see if the Chimney Starter is fully open.

8. Tank Is Empty

Check the level of propane in your tank
Check the level of propane in your tank

If you’ve checked all of the other things on this list and your grill still won’t light, chances are you don’t have any propane in your tank, your grill won’t be able to create any heat and that means it won’t light.

Check the level of propane in your tank using a gauge (if your tank has one) or by weighing it on a scale (if it doesn’t). If the gauge or scale indicates that your tank is indeed empty, you’ll need to refill or replace it before you can use your grill again. Once you’ve done that, try lighting your grill again and see if that does the trick!

Why The middle burner on the weber grill won’t light?

Possible causes of this issue include a partially clogged burner opening, a build-up of grease or food particles on the burner, or a faulty igniter. To troubleshoot, first, try cleaning the burner and the surrounding area. If that doesn’t work, test the igniter to see if it’s functioning properly. If the igniter is not working, you’ll need to replace it.

How to clean the middle burner on the Weber grill?

If your Weber grill’s middle burner is dirty, you can clean it with a wire brush.

Step 1: First, remove the grates and the heat deflector from the grill.

Step 2: Then, use a wire brush to scrub the burner until it is clean.

Step 3: Replace the grates and heat deflector, and you’re ready to cook!


There are a number of reasons why your Weber grill might not be lighting but there’s no need to panic. In most cases, it’s a simple problem that can be fixed quickly and easily with just a few household tools.

Of course, if you can’t figure out what’s wrong or you can’t fix it yourself, don’t hesitate to call Weber customer service for assistance. They’ll be happy to help you get your grill up and running again so you can get back to cooking delicious food for friends and family alike!

Thanks for reading!