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post #1 of 46 Old 06-12-2019, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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My BIL is having an "Out With the Old, in With the New" spell this week. He got a new grill for fathers day and ask me if I wanted his old Weber Genesis. I went and got it this morning. It will replace the Spirit I got free a while back. The lighter is not working and it needs a general cleaning. He also has a Deere LA1?? lawn tractor with a dead K46 he says I can have. He's supposed to let me know when he gets stuff moved so we can get to it. God help me, I love junk.
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post #2 of 46 Old 06-12-2019, 10:59 AM
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I bought my Weber Genesis Silver B wayyyy back in 7/2000. Other than replacing the grates, flavorizor bars, warming rack, and thermometer and repairing the igniter it still looks and works great. No reason to replace it at this point. Clean that one up and enjoy it. Bill

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One nice feature of Weber grills is that parts are always available. You got a great grill.

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Today I removed the cover under the control knobs and found a mouse nest and all the wires going from the igniter box to the igniters chewed in two. I'll either have to figure out where the wires go or get another igniter box and wires.
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If you call Weber, Iím sure they will be happy to tell you where the wires go. They are good that way.

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If you call Weber, Iím sure they will be happy to tell you where the wires go. They are good that way.
You were right. Left to right on the burners Black, Green, Blue, Yellow.
A lady that looked it up for me was very helpful.
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I have an old one too. My grandfather won it in a raffle, wouldn't use it, offered it to my sister who'd just bought a new one. So, he gave it to me (my old grill was a basket case hand-me-down).

I've probably owned it for at least a decade. Still works, but could definitely use new grilles, bars and burner tubes.

It had porcelain grilles, I'm thinking about changing to stainless steel.

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I have one just like that, except no side burner.

It's only a few years old, but it's in perfect shape and is a great grill. I wish I'd stepped up to Weber gas grill long ago. I have had one or two of their charcoal kettle grills in the past, and they're great too.
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We got our Weber Genesis for $10 at a yard sale. Pressure washed at and it looked new. Had it for six years now and finally had to replace.the falvorizer bars. Got the SS bars.

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I won't bore everyone with my "Weber customer service" story. Suffice to say they really stand behind their products.

I think you ended up with a better grill than your BIL, even if he got another Weber! I looked at the current Genesis models when they came out and rushed to my nearest retailer and got the previous model before they were gone. I think it is better designed and built heavier. One thing it falls short on is the side burner. It takes a half hour to boil water, and even then it just barely bubbles. We like our surf and turf, the ribeyes always come out perfect after we wait an hour for the lobsters to cook!


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It had porcelain grilles, I'm thinking about changing to stainless steel.

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Note that the porcelain coated cast iron grates hold heat better than stainless. I love mine. When it is time I will replace the porcelain flavorizer bars with stainless, but the cast iron grates will be fine when I'm dead.


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Note that the porcelain coated cast iron grates hold heat better than stainless. I love mine. When it is time I will replace the porcelain flavorizer bars with stainless, but the cast iron grates will be fine when I'm dead.
I must be doing something wrong when cleaning them, because they are rusty with missing porcelain.

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The porcelain grates I have had are just porcelain coated steel, not cast iron.

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I striped it down yesterday enough to put it on the truck and take it to the 25 cent car wash. I'll start cleaning parts and assembling it as soon as get a chance, were babysitting granddaughters two days this week. I added a picture of the Sprint I'm using now. It originally had a cabinet and doors but the bottom shelf was rusted out so bad one of the doors would not stay on. I removed the shelf and doors and put pieces of angle on the bottom. It's actually a better size for me than the Genesis but doesn't have the cast iron grates, searing burner or side burner that the Genesis has.
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