Outdoor LP Gas Barbecue Grill Model No. GBC983W-C
If you smell gas -
1. Shut off gas to 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.
This grill is for outdoor use only, and shall not be used in a building,
garage, or any other enclosed area.
Do NOT operate, light or use this appliance within 8 feet of walls,
structures or buildings.
This grill is NOT for commercial use.
This grill is for use with liquid propane (LP) gas only. The conversion to
or attempted use of natural gas in this LP gas grill is dangerous and will
void your warranty.
LP gas Characteristics:
a. LP gas is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly. Become
aware of the characteristics before using any LP gas product.
b. LP gas is explosive under pressure, heavier than air, and settles and
pools in low areas.
c. LP gas in its natural state has no odor. For your safety, an odorant is
added that smells like rotten cabbage.
d. Contact with LP gas can cause freeze burns to skin.
LP gas tank needed to operate. Only tanks marked “propane” may be
The LP gas supply tank must be constructed and marked in accordance
with the Specifications for LP gas Cylinders of the U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) or the National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSA-B339,
Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods;
and Commission.
LP gas tank must be arranged for vapor withdrawal.
The LP gas tank must have a listed overfilling prevention device (OPD).
Only use 20-pound cylinders equipped with a cylinder connection device
compatible with the connection for outdoor cooking appliances.
The LP gas tank must have a tank collar to protect the tank valve.
Never use an LP gas tank with a damaged body, valve, collar, or footing.
Dented or rusted LP gas tanks may be hazardous and should be checked
by your LP gas supplier prior to use.
The LP gas tank should not be dropped or handled roughly.
Tanks must be stored outdoors out of the reach of children and must not
be stored in a building, garage, or any other enclosed area. Your tank
must never be stored where temperatures can reach over 125°F.
Never keep a filled LP gas tank in a hot car or car trunk. Heat will cause
the gas pressure to increase, which may open the relief valve and allow
gas to escape.
Place dust cap on cylinder valve outlet whenever the cylinder is not in
use. Only install the type of dust cap on the cylinder valve outlet that is
provided with the cylinder valve. Other types of caps or plugs may result
in leakage of propane.
Disconnect cylinder when not in use.
Do not store a spare LP gas tank under or near this appliance.
Never fill the tank beyond 80 percent full.
A fire causing, serious injury or damage to property may occur if the
above is not followed exactly.
Never attempt to attach this grill to the self-contained LP gas system of
a camper trailer, motor home, or house.
The use of alcohol, or prescription or non-prescription drugs may
impair the consumer’s ability to properly assemble or safely operate the
Never use charcoal, lighter fluid, lava rocks, gasoline, kerosene, or
alcohol with this product.
Your grill has been checked at all factory connections for leaks.
Recheck all connections as described in the “Operating Instructions”
section of the manual, as movement in shipping can loosen connections.
Check for leaks even if your unit was assembled for you by someone
Do not operate if gas leak is present. Gas leaks may cause a fire or
You must follow all leak-checking procedures before operating. To
prevent fire or explosion hazard when testing for a leak:
a. Always perform leak test before lighting the grill and each time the
tank is connected for use.
b. No smoking. Do not use or permit sources of ignition in the area
while conducting a leak test.
c. Conduct the leak test outdoors in a well-ventilated area.
d. Do not use matches, lighters, or a flame to check for leaks.
e. Do not use grill until any and all leaks are corrected.
If you are unable to stop a leak, disconnect the LP gas supply. Call a
gas appliance serviceman or your local LP gas supplier.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids or vapors within
25 feet (7.62 m) of this appliance.
Do not use in an explosive atmosphere. Keep grill area clear and free
from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and
Minimum clearance from sides and back of unit to combustible
construction, 21 inches from side and 21 inches from back. Do not use
this appliance under overhead combustible surfaces.
It is essential to keep the grill’s valve compartment, burners, and
circulating air passages clean. Inspect grill before each use.
Do not alter grill in any manner. Any altering will void your warranty.
Do not use the grill unless it is COMPLETELY assembled and all parts are
securely fastened and tightened.
This grill should be thoroughly cleaned and inspected on a regular basis.
Clean and inspect the hose before each use of the appliance. If there
is evidence of abrasion, wear, cuts, or leaks, the hose must be replaced
prior to the appliance being put into operation.
Use only the regulator and hose assembly provided. The replacement
regulator and hose assembly shall be that specified by the manufacturer.
Use only Blue Rhino Global Sourcing, Inc. factory authorized parts. The
use of any part that is not factory authorized can be dangerous. This will
also void your warranty.
Do not use this appliance without reading “Operating Instructions” in
this manual.
Do not touch metal parts of grill until it has completely cooled (about
45 min.) to avoid burns, unless you are wearing protective gear (pot
holders, gloves, BBQ mittens, etc.).
When cooking, fire extinguishing materials shall be readily accessible.
In the event of an oil grease fire, do not attempt to extinguish with water.
Use type BC dry chemical fire extinguisher or smother with dirt, sand or
baking soda.
Do not install or use in or on boats or recreational vehicles.
Do not use grill in high winds.
Never lean over the grill when lighting.
Do not leave a lit grill unattended, especially keep children and pets
away from grill at all times.
Do not attempt to move grill when in use. Allow the grill to cool before
moving or storing.
Storage of grill indoors is permissible only if the tank is disconnected,
removed from the grill and properly stored outdoors.
Always open grill lid carefully and slowly as heat and steam trapped
within grill can severely burn you.
Do not attempt to disconnect the gas regulator from the tank or any gas
fitting while the grill is in use.
Always place your grill on a hard non-combustible, level surface. An
asphalt or blacktop surface may not be acceptable for this purpose.
Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping
hot grease.
Keep all electrical cords away from a hot grill.
Do not use grill for indoor cooking or heating. TOXIC fumes can
accumulate and cause asphyxiation.
After a period of storage and/or nonuse, check for leaks, burner
obstructions and inspect for any abrasion, wear, cuts to the hose.
Failure to open lid while igniting the grill’s burners, or not waiting 5
minutes to allow the gas to clear if the grill does not light, may result in
an explosive flame-up.
If grill is not in use, the gas must be turned off at the supply tank.
Never operate grill without heat plates installed.
Always use a meat thermometer to ensure food is cooked to a safe
Please use protective gloves when assembling this product.
Do not force parts together as this can result in personal injury or
damage to the product.
Never cover entire cooking area with aluminum foil.
Deaths, serious injury or damage to property may occur if the above is
not followed exactly.
DANGER: Failure to follow the dangers, warning and cautions in this manual may result in serious bodily injury or death, or in a fire or an explosion
causing damage to property.
1. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids or vapors in the
vincinity 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.
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