Welcome to the unofficial home of Weber Genesis Silver gas grills!
Production of these grills stopped in 2005 but there are millions of these classics still in use. There are three versions of this grill (Silver A, Silver B, Silver C) with styling changes occurring in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
This guide offers you the following:
- Genesis Silver User Manuals.
- Weber Genesis Silver A Parts A two burner grill with the smallest footprint of the three Silver grills.
- Weber Genesis Silver B Parts The classic three burner grill that does not have a side burner.
- Weber Genesis Silver C Parts This beautiful grill has three main burners and a side burner.
The most common replacement parts you will need are the Flavorizer bars, grates, burner tubes and the ignition system. In the parts lists I have also included the warming baskets, firebox slider rails, covers, drip pans and a few other items just in case.
You can upgrade any of these grills with cast iron grates, a griddle or a rotisserie.
The parts lists include links over to detailed information on how to change the burner tubes, how to select the proper ignition system, the best Flavorizer bars to purchase and a few other useful posts. There are downloadable instructions and videos that show you exactly how to keep your Silver running.
For the Flavorizer bars I include two links. One link points to the most affordable Flavorizer bars while the other link points to the best long term value.
The most affordable bars are the porcelain enameled bars from Weber . The best value are the aftermarket bars made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The aftermarket Flavorizer bars cost a few dollars more and will last many years longer.
Weber does sell stainless steel Flavorizer bars but they are thinner than the aftermarket bars and more expensive. I didn’t link to those because I don’t want you to waste your time or money.
There are some parts that can’t be bought through Amazon. If you don’t see the part you need you can call Weber customer service at 1-800-446-1071 and they will get you what you need. If you don’t feel like calling them then leave a comment in the form below and I will track down the right stuff to keep your grill running!
At the time of their production the Silver grills were on the lower end of pricing in the Weber Genesis line of grills. If you wanted to shell out some extra cash for a longer wheel base, nicer side tables then you could buy the Genesis Gold. If you wanted a stainless housing and an enclosed storage cabinet then you could upgrade to the Genesis Platinum.
The basic functionality of the Silver, Gold and Platinum grills were identical. The Silvers were the best value which made them the most popular.
All of the Weber gas grills made during this time period have burner tubes that run right to left and employ the crossover ignition system. I think the crossover ignition is one of the best reasons to repair an older Silver instead of buying a new Genesis.
With the crossover ignition system all you have to do is light the front burner and the other burners will light from a small perpendicular crossover burner that connects the other burner tubes.
You might be wondering why would anyone ever care about burner tube arrangements. The answer is that you will care a great deal when the push button ignition fails.
Weber recognized that eventually all ignition mechanisms will fail. To compensate they drilled a small hole in the firebox that lets you light the front burner with a match or lighter. Once the front burner was lit the crossover ignition system lit the rest of the burners.
Modern Weber Genesis grills (2012 and later) do not have a crossover ignition system. Each burner must be lit with its own ignition system. There are no holes in the firebox which allow you to manually light the grill when the ignition system eventually fails.
The new Weber Genesis grills like the E/S 330 are amazing and beautiful grilling machines. But please trust me when I tell you that the ignition systems on these grills eventually fail. Having to remove the grates and Flavorizer bars to manually light each burner individually seriously sucks. Yes, you can buy and install a new ignition system for the newer Genesis grills. I just hate that the old easy option for manually lighting the burners through a hole in the firebox no longer exists.
This site was built to help folks find exactly what they need as quickly as possible. This site is my pet project and is in no way associated with the Weber-Stephens company.
If you need parts for your grill that isn’t a Genesis Silver then here is a great resource for finding other Weber grill replacement parts.
In full disclosure I need to let you know that if you find this site useful and purchase a replacement part for your grill then I will make a commission from Amazon at no extra cost to you.
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