I grilled some steaks a few weeks back in the dark. Looking out the kitchen window, I saw clumps of fire dropping out of the grill on our patio, but didn't think much about it. It wasn't until I went to turn off the flame and the knob wouldn't budge, that I knew something had happened. The only way to turn it off was to turn off the gas. When Derek came home, I told him about it and said, "It's almost like the knob melted."
When we went outside with the flood lights turned on to see the damage, we found this:
So, yep .... I'm pretty sure the knob melted! Below is what I saw falling to the ground, I'm guessing melted plastic.
Now that our grill is useless, you wouldn't believe how much I've been wanting and craving shish kabobs!