I've had this Landmann 2-drawer 3405GLA propane smoker for 4 or 5 years. The regulator has always been a little sloppy in that it has a lot of play in it when turning the temp setting up or down and I can't tell whether I'm moving it in the slop range or when I'm actually changing the propane output. It feels the same and I have to make and adjustment, then check back after a few minutes to see if the smoker over/under responded or if I achieved the desired change in temperature. I causes me to keep checking it often and fiddling with it and not getting long periods of near-consistent heat output.
Any tips? Is there any adjustment in a regulator like this to clean up the slop? Sometimes I can hear the burner increase/decrease a little and sometimes not so can't rely on hearing to tell me when it responded.
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