As we slowly approach the warmer weather, we always see a common trend appear. We sell LOTS of barbecue parts, and with that we get a lot of the same question:
How do I find the right parts for my barbecue?
Well we decided to take some time to show you how to best find the correct parts for your grill. That way you can be fully prepared come time to purchase.
The first step we always recommend is checking your units owner & assembly manuals. There's a reason our Barbecue Butlers tell you "hang onto this!" when they deliver your unit. It's great for a plethora of information, including a barbecue diagram and parts list usually located at the back of the manual.
NOTE: Here's a quick photo to show you what you should be looking for in your manual.
From there, it's as easy as seeing which parts you need in the diagram, find the corresponding number on the parts list (usually located right before or after the diagram), and Bob's your uncle, you've got the correct part numbers required for your grill.
Now, if you threw out your manual or "accidentally misplaced it", as most people tell us, not to worry there are still several methods of finding your BBQ's parts.
Next up, you'll need to find your units Model Number and Serial Number, these will help indicate what specific unit you have, and it's next to impossible to find out your correct parts without them.
Note: Your units model and serial numbers are always placed on a white or silver rating plate on the barbecue. Common places for the rating plate are on the back panel, on the inside of one of the doors or panels, and on a few older Weber's, it can be found on the side of the drip tray "L" bracket inside the cart.
Watch our quick video, How To Find Your Rating Plate, for assistance:
Most barbecue brands have a manual and schematic library on their website that can be used to find a digital copy of your manual (and that parts list).
Again, once you've got your barbecues manual and schematics, you can find the correct parts list and diagram to figure out what the correct part numbers are. If your barbecue brand wasn't mentioned above, we recommend going to your the dealers website and seeing if they list a manual finder in their support section.
Lastly, you can ask us, your barbecue experts, to take a look to see what the correct parts would be for your grill. Again, we'll need that model number and serial number to accurately find the parts.
No, the Weber with the black lid, or a Broil King "that might be 8 or 15 years old" are not sufficient enough to accurately determine your parts. It's not that we don't want to, there's just too many models to get an accurate parts list.
If you need help finding your parts, or you want one of our barbecue experts to make sure you're on the right path, you can give us a call or stop by your local store and one of our barbecue experts can help you find the correct parts. We have 5 locations across Canada: 2 in Alberta with our Calgary North and Calgary South locations, as well as 3 across the GTA in Burlington, Oakville & Etobicoke, Ontario. If you have a Broil king, Napoleon or Weber, we're also working on a little something to make finding your parts even easier. Keep an eye on our barbecue parts page!