It is hard to determine the conditon of a grill or  patio heater without actually seeing it.  There are occaisions when a grill or patio heater should be replaced instead of repaired.  In my experience, there are three conditions that make a grill or patio heater not worth repairing.

 

1. The overall condition of the grill firebox or patio heater head has deteriorated to the point that new parts can not be installed.  Lets face it, all the parts: burners, ignition systems, etc are hung on the firebox and heater head.  If the firebox or heater head are rusted or corroded to the point that they will not support new parts, its time for a new grill or patio heater.  I usually only see this with grills and patio heaters that use sheet metal or lower grades of stainless steel.

2. The grill or patio heater is no longer manufactured and parts are no longer available.  Even then, there are aftermarket parts and some parts are used by many different companies so these parts can be interchanged.  I usually only see this with obscure grill or patio heater brands and I have not found a grill brand or model that I have been unable to get parts for, yet.

3. The cost to reapir the grill or patio heater is close to or more than the cost of a new one.  If you paid less than $500.00 for a grill or patio heater, then it may not be worth it to put another $200.00 dollars in to fix it.  If, however, you paid $1000.00 or more, then $200.00 to fix it may be worth it.  This should be YOUR decision, and should not be made for you by someone over the phone.

 

In general, the parts to repair less expensive grills and patio heaters cost less than the parts to repair the more expensive grills and patio heaters.  This makes sense because one thing that helps keep the cost down on less expensive grills and patio heaters is the use of less expensive parts to begin with.  Unfortunately the less expensive parts may need to be replaced more often as they will not last as long.

 

If you are concerned about whether or not your grill is worth repairing, give me a call and I will do my best to give you a ball park idea of what it may cost to repair.  This is the best I can do without actually seeing the grill.

 

 

 

 

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