Burner Tubes- Time to Replace? Maybe Not!

Burner Tubes- Time to Replace? Maybe Not!

We are often contacted by consumers who are sure their burners need to be replaced.   Quite often, they really don’t need to be.

The burner tubes in most of our gas grills are situated right below the Flavorizer bars or heat deflectors.  They distribute the flames through their portholes to provide even heat throughout the grill for excellent grilling. If the flame pattern is uneven or lazy, take a closer look at the burner tubes to determine their condition.

Brushing these portholes with a clean Weber stainless steel brush can keep them clear of oxidation and debris.  Always brush them across the ports, not lengthwise.  This should be done at least once a year – more often if you grill year-round.

When performing this cleaning, you may find that the burners look rusty, and think they are no longer viable.   

In this photo, the burners appear to be rusted or corroded, but a simple brushing clears the portholes, making them functional again, producing an even flame pattern. 

These do NOT need to be replaced!

When the burners have cracked or split, or the portholes are linked together, or the burners are falling apart, it is time to replace them.  The photos below are burners that have passed their functional use.

These burners DO need to be replaced!

So, don’t let rust or corrosion be your guide to burner replacement!  Food never touches the burners, and cleaning will keep them burning for years to come.   When the time finally comes for replacement, visit weber.com to find burners or contact us for assistance.

What are your thoughts? (3)


Mark D

How can I order replacement burners for my Sprit E-310 propane gas grill? I am unable to find any place on the weber grill website to order such parts and if it's difficult to install?


Ann Garrison

Hi Mark,

I don’t see burners for that model on our site right now, but they are available. I would recommend you contact our Customer Service team at support@weberstephen.com or 1-800-446-1071 with your serial number. If you are not registered already, they will do that for you. Once we have that, we can determine if you may still be under warranty. If new burners are needed, our representatives can assist you with the installation……it is pretty easy! Instructions would come with the burners if ordered. Thanks for the question! Grill On! - Ann


Louis Z

My burner tubes appear to be intact, but I am getting uneven heat along them.
Do I need to remove them and make sure nothing (insects, etc) has gotten inside? Seems like it will not be an easy thing to do


Ann Garrison

Do you have any corrosion or blockage of any of the portholes? Be sure to brush them with a stainless steel wire brush to clear them of any debris.

As for anything inside, if you check your owners guide, it should tell you how to remove the burners to check. It is really not that hard! Checking with a flashlight down the inside will reveal any spider nests. .If you do that, running a wire inside of the tube is enough to loosen and remove them if present.

If that doesn’t do it, there may be something else going on. You may want to contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-446-1071 for assistance.


Boris H

Love our 2200 WeberQ but I am still learning.


Ann Garrison

Hi Boris! Congratulations on your Q 2200! You will have years of great grilling, and learning is just part of the fun! Grill On! - Ann


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