Char-Broil 463620809 User Manual

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MODEL 463620809

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Serial Number

See rating label on grill for serial number.

Date Purchased

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If you have questions or need assistance during assembly,

please call 1-800-241-7548.

Estimated assembly time: 35-40minutes

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TEC™ is a trademark of Tec Infrared Grills.

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© 2008 W.C. Bradley Company

© 2008 Char-Broil,LLC Columbus, GA 31902

Printed in China

Assembly instructions © 2008


For Your Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3

Use and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9

Grilling Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13

Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-25

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27

Registration Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Safety Symbols

The symbols and boxes shown below explain what each heading means. Read and follow all of the messages found throughout the manual.


WARNING: Indicates an potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.


CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or unsafe practice which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.


DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.


If you smell gas:

1.Shut off gas to the appliance.

2.Extinguish any open flame.

3.Open lid.

4.If odor continues, keep away from the appliance and immediately call your gas supplier or your fire department.


1.Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids or vapors in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

2.An LP cylinder not connected for use shall not be stored in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.


For residential use only. Do not use for commercial




Read and follow all safety statements, assembly instructions, and use and care directions before attempting to assemble and cook.


Leave this manual with consumer.


Keep this manual for future reference.


Failure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions could result in serious personal injury and/or property damage.


Some parts may contain sharp edges – especially as noted in the manual! Wear protective gloves if necessary.




1.Combustion by-productsproduced when using this product contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

2.This product contains chemicals, including lead and lead compounds, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Wash your hands after handling this product.

Installation Safety Precautions

Use grill, as purchased, only with LP (propane) gas and the regulator/valve assembly supplied. A conversion kit must be purchased for use with natural gas.

Grill installation must conform with local codes, or in their absence of local codes, with either the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1, or Propane Storage and Handling Code, B149.2, or the Standard for Recreational Vehicles, ANSI A 119.2/NFPA 1192, and CSA Z240 RV Series, Recreational Vehicle Code, as applicable.

All electrical accessories (such as rotisserie) must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or

National Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA 70 or Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1. Keep any electrical cords and/or fuel supply hoses away from any hot surfaces.

This grill is safety certified for use in the United States and/or Canada only. Do not modify for use in any other location. Modification will result in a safety hazard.


Do not attempt to repair or alter the hose/valve/regulator for any “assumed” defect. Any modification to this assembly will void your warranty and create the risk of a gas leak and fire. Use only authorized replacement parts supplied by manufacturer.




NEVER store a spare LP cylinder under or near the appliance or in an enclosed area.

Never fill a cylinder beyond 80% full.

If the information in two points above is not followed exactly, a fire causing death or serious injury may occur.

An over filled or improperly stored cylinder is a hazard due to possible gas release from the safety relief valve. This could cause an intense fire with risk of property damage, serious injury or death.

If you see, smell or hear gas escaping, immediately get away from the LP cylinder/appliance and call your fire department.

LP Cylinder

The LP cylinder used with your grill must meet the following requirements:

Use LP cylinders only with these required measurements: 12" (30.5cm) (diameter) x 18" (45.7 cm) (tall) with 20 lb. (9 kg.) capacity maximum.

LP cylinders must be constructed and marked in accordance with specifications for LP cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or for Canada, CAN/CSA-B339,cylinders, spheres and tubes for transportation of dangerous goods. Transport Canada (TC). See LP cylinder collar for marking.

LP cylinder valve must have:

Type 1 outlet compatible with regulator or grill.

Safety relief valve.

• UL listed Overfill Protection

OPD Hand Wheel

Device (OPD). This OPD safety

feature is identified by a unique triangular hand wheel. Use

only LP cylinders equipped with this type of valve.

LP cylinder must be arranged for vapor withdrawal and include collar to protect LP cylinder valve. Always keep LP cylinders in upright position during use, transit or storage.

LP cylinder in upright position for

vapor withdrawal

LP Tank Removal, Transport And Storage

Turn OFF all control knobs and LP tank valve. Turn coupling nut counterclockwise by hand only - do not use tools to disconnect. Lift LP tank wire upward off of LP tank collar, then lift LP tank up and off of support bracket. Install safety cap onto LP tank valve. Always use cap and strap supplied with valve.

Failure to use safety cap as directed may result in serious personal injury and/or property damage.

LP Tank Valve

Safety Cap

Retainer Strap

A disconnected LP tank in storage or being transported must have a safety cap installed (as shown). Do not store an LP tank in enclosed spaces such as a carport, garage, porch, covered patio or other building. Never leave an LP tank inside a vehicle which may become overheated by the sun.

Do not store an LP tank in an area where children play.

LP (Liquefied Petroleum Gas)

LP gas is nontoxic, odorless and colorless when produced. For Your Safety, LP gas has been given an odor (similar to rotten cabbage) so that it can be smelled.

LP gas is highly flammable and may ignite unexpectedly when mixed with air.

LP Cylinder Filling

Use only licensed and experienced dealers.

LP dealer must purge new cylinder before filling.

Dealer should NEVER fill LP cylinder more than 80% of LP cylinder volume. Volume of propane in cylinder will vary by temperature.

A frosty regulator indicates gas overfill. Immediately close LP cylinder valve and call local LP gas dealer for assistance.

Do not release liquid propane (LP) gas into the atmosphere. This is a hazardous practice.

To remove gas from LP cylinder, contact an LP dealer or call a local fire department for assistance. Check the telephone directory under “Gas Companies” for nearest certified LP dealers.


LP Tank Exchange

Many retailers that sell grills offer you the option of replacing your empty LP tank through an exchange service. Use only those reputable exchange companies that inspect, precision fill, test and certify their cylinders. Exchange your tank only for an OPD safety feature-equipped tank as described in the "LP Tank" section of this manual.

Always keep new and exchanged LP tanks in upright position during use, transit or storage.

Leak test new and exchanged LP tanks BEFORE connecting to grill.

LP Tank Leak Test

For your safety

Leak test must be repeated each time LP tank is exchanged or refilled.

Do not smoke during leak test.

Do not use an open flame to check for gas leaks.

Grill must be leak tested outdoors in a well-ventilatedarea, away from ignition sources such as gas fired or electrical appliances. During leak test, keep grill away from open flames or sparks.

Use a clean paintbrush and a 50/50 mild soap and water solution. Brush soapy solution onto areas indicated by arrows in figure below. Leaks are indicated by growing bubbles.


If “growing” bubbles appear do not use or move the LP tank. Contact an LP gas supplier or your fire department!

useDo not household cleaning agents.Damage to gas train components can result.

Connecting Regulator To The LP Tank

1.LP tank must be properly secured onto grill. (Refer to assembly section.)

2.Turn all control knobs to the OFF position.

3.Turn LP tank OFF by turning OPD hand wheel clockwise to a full stop.

4.Remove the protective cap from LP tank valve. Always use cap and strap supplied with valve.





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OPD Hand Wheel

Type 1 outlet with thread on outside

Safety Relief Valve

Strap and Cap

Do not use a POL transport plug (plastic part with external threads)! It will defeat the safety feature of the valve.

5.Hold regulator and insert nipple into LP tank valve. Hand-tightenthe coupling nut, holding regulator in a straight line with LP tank valve so as not to crossthread the connection.

Nipple has to be centered

into the LP tank valve.



Hold coupling nut and regulator

as shown for proper connection

to LP cylinder valve.

Leak Testing Valves, Hose and Regulator

1.Turn all grill control knobs to OFF.

2.Be sure regulator is tightly connected to LP cylinder.

3.Completely open LP cylinder valve by turning hand wheel counterclockwise. If you hear a rushing sound, turn gas off immediately. There is a major leak at the connection.Correct before proceeding.

4.Brush soapy solution onto areas circled below.

6.Turn the coupling nut clockwise and tighten to a full stop. The regulator will seal on the back-checkfeature in the LP cylinder valve, resulting in some resistance.An additional one-half to three-quarters turn is required to complete the connection. Tighten by hand only – do not use tools.


If you cannot complete the connection, disconnect regulator and repeat steps 5 and 6. If you are still unable to complete the

connection, do not use this regulator!


Do not insert any tool or foreign object into the valve outlet or safety relief valve. You may damage the valve and cause a leak. Leaking propane may result in explosion, fire, severe personal injury, or death.


Outdoor gas appliance is not intended to be installed in or on a boat.

Outdoor gas appliance is not intended to be installed in or on an RV.

Never attempt to attach this grill to the self-containedLP gas system of a camper trailer or motor home.

Do not use grill until leak-tested.

If a leak is detected at any time, STOP and call the fire department.

If you cannot stop a gas leak, immediately close LPcylinder valve and call LP gas supplier or your fire department!

NOTE: Sideburner

shelf fascia not

shown for clarity.

5.If “growing” bubbles appear, there is a leak. Close LP cylinder valve immediately and retighten connections.If leaks cannot be stopped do not try to repair. Call for replacement parts.

6.Always close LP cylinder valve after performing leak test by turning hand wheel clockwise.



For Safe Use Of Your Grill And To Avoid Serious


Do not let children operate or play near grill.

Keep grill area clear and free from materials that burn.

Do not block holes in bottom or back of grill.

Check burner flames regularly.

Use grill only in well-ventilatedspace. NEVER use in enclosed space such as carport, garage, porch, covered patio, or under an overhead structure of any kind.

Do not use charcoal or ceramic briquets in a gas grill. (Unless briquets are supplied with your grill.)

Use grill at least 3 ft. from any wall or surface. Maintain 10 ft. clearance to objects that can catch fire or sources of ignition such as pilot lights on water heaters, live electrical appliances, etc.

Apartment Dwellers:

Check with management to learn the requirements and fire codes for using an LP gas grill in your apartment complex. If allowed, use outside on the ground floor with a three (3) foot clearance from walls or rails. Do not use on or under balconies.

NEVER attempt to light burner with lid closed. A buildup of non-ignitedgas inside a closed grill is hazardous.

Never operate grill with LP tank out of correct position specified in assembly instructions.

Always close LP tank valve and remove coupling nut before moving LP tank from specified operation position.

Safety Tips

sBefore opening LP cylinder valve, check the coupling nut for tightness.

sWhen grill is not in use, turn off all control knobs and LP cylinder valve.

sNever move grill while in operation or still hot. Uselong-handledbarbecue utensils and oven mitts to avoid

burns and splatters.

sMaximum load for sideburner and side shelf is 10 lbs. greaseThe cup must be attached to grease cup clip and

emptied after each use. Do not remove grease cup until grill has completely cooled.

sClean grill often, preferably after each cookout. If a bristle brush is used to clean any of the grill cooking surfaces, ensure no loose bristles remain on cooking surfaces prior to grilling. It is not recommended to clean cooking surfaces while grill is hot.

sIf you notice grease or other hot material dripping from grill onto valve, hose or regulator, turn off gas supply at once. Determine the cause, correct it, then clean and inspect valve, hose and regulator before continuing. Perform a leak test.

sKeep ventilation openings in cylinder enclosure (grill cart) free and clear of debris.

sDo not store objects or materials inside the grill cart enclosure that would block the flow of combustion air to the underside of either the control panel or the firebox bowl.

sThe regulator may make a humming or whistling noise during operation. This will not affect safety or use of grill.

sIf you have a grill problem see the "Troubleshooting Section". sIf the regulator frosts, turn off grill and LP cylinder valve

immediately. This indicates a problem with the cylinder and it should not be used on any product. Return to supplier!


Putting out grease fires by closing the lid is not possible. Grills are well ventilated for safety reasons.

Do not use water on a grease fire. Personal injury may result. If a grease fire develops, turn knobs and LP cylinder off.

Do not leave grill unattended while preheating or burning off food residue on HI. If grill has not been regularly cleaned, a grease fire can occur that may damage the product.

Ignitor Lighting

sDo not lean over grill while lighting.

1.Turn OFF gas burner control valves.

2.Turn ON gas source or tank.

3.Open lid during lighting.

4.To ignite, turn left knob to HIGH.

5.Push IGNITOR button rapidly.

6.If ignition does NOT occur in 5 seconds, turn the burner controls OFF, wait 5 minutes and repeat the lighting procedure.

7. To ignite right burner, turn knob to .

If ignitor does not work, follow match lighting instructions. After Lighting: Turn knobs to HI position for warm-up.

Lighting instructions continued on next page.



Turn controls and gas source or tank OFF when not in use.


If ignition does NOT occur in 5 seconds, turn the burner controls OFF, wait 5 minutes and repeat the lighting procedure. If the burner does not ignite with the valve open, gas will continue to flow out of the burner and could accidently ignite with risk of injury.


sDo not lean over grill while lighting.

1.Open lid during lighting.

2.Place match into match holder (hanging from side of cart).

3.Push in and turn left knob to HIGH position. Be sure burner lights and stays lit.

4. Light right burner by pushing knob in and turning to




Burner Flame Check

Light burner, rotate knobs from HIGH to LOW. You should see a smaller flame in LOW position than seen on HIGH. Always check flame prior to each use. If only low flame is seen refer to "Sudden drop or low flame" in the Troubleshooting Section.



Hose Check

Before each use, check to see if hoses are cut, worn or kinked. Replace damaged hoses before using grill. Use only valve/hose/regulator specified in the Parts List.





Turning Grill Off

Turn all knobs to OFF position. Turn LP tank off by turning OPD hand wheel clockwise to a full stop.

Ignitor Check

Turn gas off at LP tank. Press and hold ignitor button. "Click" should be heard and spark seen each time between collector box or burner and electrodes. See "Troubleshooting" if no click or spark.

Valve Check

Important: Make sure gas is off at LP tank before checking valves. Knobs lock in OFFposition. To check valves, first push in knobs and release, knobs should spring back. If knobs do not spring back, replace valve assembly before using grill. Turn knobs to LOposition then turn back to OFFposition. Valves should turn smoothly.

General Grill Cleaning

Keep the outside of your grill looking new by cleaning it once a month with warm soap and water or a non-abrasivecleaner. If you don’t have a grill cover, wipe off dust and grime before starting your grill.

Coating the cooking grids with spray-oncooking oil will keep the food from sticking and make clean up easier. After cooking, scrape the grates with a long handled, brass wire bristle brush.

Check inside the grill bottom for grease build up and clean often, especially after cooking fatty meat.

Do not mistake brown or black accumulation of grease and smoke for paint. Apply a strong solution of detergent and water or use a grill cleaner with scrub brush on insides of grill lid and bottom. Rinse and allow to completely air dry. Do not apply a caustic grill/oven cleaner to painted surfaces.

Plated wire grates: Wash grates with concentrated grill cleaner or use soap and water solution. Dry thoroughly and store indoors between cookouts.

Plastic parts: Wash with warm soapy water and wipe dry.

useDo not citrisol, abrasive cleaners, degreasers or a concentrated grill cleaner on plastic parts. Damage to and failure of parts can result.


Porcelain grates: Because ofglass-likecomposition, most residue can be wiped away with baking soda/water solution or specially formulated cleaner. Usenon-abrasivescouring powder for stubborn stains.

Painted surfaces: Wash with mild detergent or nonabrasive cleaner and warm soapy water. Wipe dry with a soft nonabrasive cloth.

Stainless steel surfaces: To maintain your grill’s high quality appearance, wash with mild detergent and warm soapy water and wipe dry with a soft cloth after each use.Baked-ongrease deposits may require the use of an abrasive plastic cleaning pad. Use only in direction of brushed finish to avoid damage. Do not use abrasive pad on areas with graphics.

Cooking surfaces: If a bristle brush is used to clean any of the grill cooking surfaces, ensure no loose bristles remain on cooking surfaces prior to grilling. It is not recommended to clean cooking surfaces while grill is hot.













If you notice that your grill is getting hard to light or that the flame isn’t as strong as it should be, take the time to check and clean the venturi’s.










In some areas of the country, spiders or small insects have been known to create “flashback” problems. The spiders spin webs, build nests and lay eggs in the grill’s venturi tube(s) obstructing the flow of gas to the burner. The backed-upgas can ignite in the venturi behind the control panel. This is known as a flashback and it can damage your grill and even cause injury.

To prevent flashbacks and ensure good performance the burner and venturi assembly should be removed from the grill and cleaned before use whenever the grill has been idle for an extended period.

Cleaning the Burner Assembly

Follow these instructions to clean and/or replace parts of burner assembly or if you have trouble igniting grill.

1.Turn gas off at control knobs and LP cylinder.

2.Remove cooking grate and heat tent.

3.Under grill remove grease cup, disconnect ignitor wire from burner.

4.Inside grill remove burner assembly (A), clean ceramic portion of electrode with rubbing alcohol and a swab.

5.Clean outside of burner with soap and water. Lay burner upside down on flat surface, insert garden hose to force water through tubes. Make sure water comes out of all burner holes. Open clogged holes with a thin wire. Shake out excess water and examine holes. Due to normal wear and corrosion some holes may become enlarged. If any large cracks or holes are found replace burner.

6.If grill is to be stored, coat burner lightly with cooking oil. Wrap in protective cover to keep insects out.

7.If not storing grill after cleaning, replace burner into grill bottom.

VERY IMPORTANT: Burner tubes must re-engagevalve

openings. See illustration (A).

8.Reattach ignitor wire to electrode.

9.Reposition heat tent and cooking grate. Reattach clean grease cup to grease clip.

10.Before cooking again on grill, perform a “Leak Test” and

“Burner Flame Check”.

Correct burner-to-valveengagement


Burner Tube




GRILLING GUIDE – Getting Started

First Time Use

Read your Assembly Manual and ensure the grill is put together properly. Remove all Point-of-Purchaseadvertising material from all grill surfaces before first use. We recommend operating your grill on its highest setting for15-20minutes prior to your first use. This aids in removing the oils used during manufacturing.

Lava Rock / Briquettes

This gas grill has been designed, engineered, and tested to be used with flame tamers or heat distribution plates to provide more even heating, improve the cleaning process, and reduce flare-ups.The addition of after market lava rocks, charcoal, or briquettes of any type will cause poor combustion and increase the likelihood of a grease fire, and is not recommended. Using briquettes, lava rock, or charcoal in this grill will void your warranty. For extra smoke flavor, we recommend using a smoker box with wood chips.


The temperature gauge in the hood of your new grill measures air temperature. The air temperature inside your grill will never be as hot as the temperature at the cooking surface.

Note: Since 1995, all regulators (the part that attaches to the gas tank to regulate the flow of gas) have included a safety feature that restricts gas flow in the event of a gas leak. You can inadvertently activate this safety feature without having a gas leak. This typically occurs when you turn on the gas using the grill control knob before you turn on the LP tank valve. If the gas regulator safety feature activates, the grill will only reach temperatures between 250°F and 300°F even with all burners on the high setting.


Coupling Nut

If your grill is not getting hotter than 250°F to 300°F these

steps should be taken first to reset the gas regulator safety


1.Open the grill lid.

2.Turn off all knobs on the control panel in front.

3.Turn off the tank knob.

4.Disconnect the regulator from the LP tank.

5.Wait 30 seconds.

6.Reconnect the regulator to the LP tank.

7.Slowly open the LP tank knob all the way. Do not put excessive force on the valve at the full open position to avoid damaging the valve.

8.Turn on the appropriate control knob and light the grill per the instructions on the control panel.

An illustration of this process is included in this Product Guide. See Troubleshooting section for additional information.

Pre-HeatingYour Grill

Just like your home oven, your grill should be pre-heatedto provide optimum performance.Pre-heatthe grill on high for 1015 minutes – longer if weather conditions require. Please refer to the lighting instructions inside the Product Guide if you have questions about how to light your grill. Amatch-lightchain and hole is provided for your convenience.