1. Failure to launch
There are three steps to lighting a gas grill. First, open the lid, and keep it open. (Forgetting to do so before igniting the grill can cause an explosion.) Next, turn on the gas. Finally, press the igniter button. You should hear a “whoomp” when the grill is lit. To make sure, hold your hand three inches above the grate until you feel the heat. If there’s no heat, turn off the gas, let the grill air out a few minutes, and try again.