How to Identify Your Weber Grill Model – 3 Simple Steps

Weber Grills is an American grill manufacturing company that offers charcoal, gas, and electric grills. They market their grills and grill accessories as “by grillers, for grillers,” bringing a legacy of grilling experience and top-quality metal work by founder George Stephen.

As one of the world’s top grill manufacturers, it’s no surprise that there are a lot of Weber grills in backyards across the US and beyond. In fact, Weber offers a wide range of styles, models, features, and  accessories.

Through the years, as models get updated with new features and technology, it can be difficult for consumers to know exactly which model they have. This mostly becomes an issue when it comes to repairs.

For example, it may be necessary to identify your Weber grill by model number in order to acquire parts. If you don’t have the original manual, you may not know where to find it.

Do you have a Weber grill? Need to know what type of Weber grill you have? Read on as we walk you through how to find your grill type and model number.

There are predominantly three Weber Gas Grill Series (Spirit, Genesis and Summit) on the market. And now there is a redesigned Genesis II. 

If you do not know your model or series of your Weber grill, you can always collect some information by either measuring the grill parts or by identifying certain characteristics of your grill.

Here are some things to look for in order to identify the type of Weber grill you have:

1. Locate your Serial Number

There will be an information sticker on your Weber grill that will have your model and serial number:

Weber Gas Grill Serial Number Location

Weber serial number location:

All Weber Grills have the serial number located on the owners manual. If you should not have your manual, follow these guidelines below. Also you can email us a picture of your grill and we can figure it out.

Can’t find it? Here are the possible placements of the serial number on your grill (based on the model). 

Your serial number will begin with 2 letters and 5 or 6 numbers following:

Spirit 2007-2017

  • Before 2013 - On the bottom panel
  • After 2013 - Also on the manifold.

Spirit II

  • Inside face of the left side panel and on the manifold.

Genesis 1-5

  • Inside of the tank panel (below the firebox) or under the control panel.

Genesis 1000-5500, Spirit & Platinum

  • Under (or on the right side) of the control panel

Genesis Silver, Gold, Platinum

  • Right side of control panel.

Genesis Silver, Gold, Platinum SWE

  • Inside of tank panel.

Genesis 2007-2016

  • Located on the right side panel next to the drip tray.

Genesis II / Genesis II LX

  • Rear Frame and manifold

Summit 1998 - 2002

  • Right rear leg

Summit on Open Carts

  • Behind front right leg

Summit Silver, Gold, Platinum

  • Outside of the right louvered panel and on manifold.

Summit 2007-2017

  • Toward the bottom of inside the cabinet on the Left side panel.

Summit 2007-2008 Built-Ins

  • Inside the door.

Summit 2009-2014 Built-Ins

  • Inside the cabinet (toward the bottom) on Left side panel.

Summit Grill Centers 2011-2017

  • Left hand frame.

Baby Q/Q 100/Q 1000, Q 120/Q1200

  • Back side frame

Q 200/Q 220

  • Under left or right side cart.

Q 140/Q 1400, Q 240/Q 2400, Q 2000/Q 2200, Q 300/Q 320, Q3200

  • Rear leg frame

Once you have located the serial number, you can enter it into the search box on the Weber website to determine the model of your grill.

2. Look at the Number of Burners

If you can’t determine the model of your Weber grill based on its age or a plate on the grill itself, you will need to identify certain characteristics on your grill to compare them to existing Weber models. One of the things to look for is how many  burners your grill has.

Here is a breakdown of Weber models based on the number of burners in the grill.

Two Main Burners

Grills with two  knobs (2 burners) are those in the Spirit Series. They may include a Silver A with side mounted controls, an E/S-210 with Side Mounted Controls (2009-2012 and 2008 older), or an E/S-210 with front mounted controls (2013 and newer).

The side mounted controls are older models of the 200 series, while the front mounted controls are newer models.

  • If your two-burner grill also has 5 Flavorizer bars that are 21 1/2" long and all side mounted controls, it is likely a Weber Spirit 200 , a Spirit 500, or a Silver A.
  • If it has 3 Flavorizer bars that are 15 1/3" long with all front mounted controls, it may also be a Weber Spirit 200 .

Three Main Burners

If your grill has three  knobs (3 burners that are mounted horizontally - front, center and rear), your grill is most likely a Spirit 700, Spirit E-310, Genesis 1000-5500 , Silver B (three burners) & C (three burners with a side burner), Gold or Platinum, E/S/EP 310, 320 (side-burner), 330 (sear burner and side-burner), or Genesis II model.

With 310, 320, and 330 models, there were three versions of these grills and, depending on the year, they may have had front or side mounted controls.

  • If your grill started with an “E”, it had porcelain enameled steel (colored) hoods, Cast iron  Cooking Grates, and Porcelain Coated Flavorizer Bars
  • If your grill started with an “S”, it had a stainless steel hood, and stainless cooking grates and flavorizer bars.
  • EP was a "Special Edition" offered through Alliance Dealers. These grills have Stainless  Cooking Grids and Stainless Flavorizer Bars.

If you can’t identify your 3 burner grill based on the features above, you can further narrow down your model based on whether you have a wooden or plastic shelf, or by the quantity and size of your flavorizer bars.

Wood or Plastic Shelf?

Does your grill have wood shelves? Then it is most likely a Genesis 1000-5500 and has 13 flavorizer bars.

Does your grill have plastic shelves? Then it may be a Spirit or a Silver series; A model (2 Burner), B model (three burner), or C model (three burner with side burner).

Four or Six Main Burners

The  Weber Summit Grills will have 4 or 6 main burners. There is the Summit 400 Series (four burners), the 600 Series (six burners), and the Silver, Gold and Platinum Series.

We always recommend measuring your parts and comparing them to our part description to be absolutely sure.

Does your Grill have wood shelves? Then it is most likely a Genesis 1000-5500 and has 13 flavorizer bars. 

Plastic Shelves? These grill would likely be a Spirit or a Silver, A (2 Burner), B (three burner) or C (three burner with side burner)

Older Weber grills (Spirit, Genesis (prior to 2002 model year), and Platinum I/II ) gas grills used a piezo ignition. In fact, it wasn't until the introduction of the E or S series in the Genesis and Spirit that a battery-operated spark generator was introduced.

The Genesis 2007 grills have Side Control knobs and use a 2-port spark generator and have the burners running left to right (Horizontally) and have more BTU's than the older grills.

(2007 Models)  ignitor kit. metal gas collector box and electrode.

(2008 thru 2010 models)  ignitor kit. white molded plastic collector box with ceramic electrode and wires

Genesis - 2011-2016 had a major change in the burner orientation. They moved from horizontal to vertical. They had used the horizontal orientation for decades. This moved the controls to the front of the grill. This grill uses a 4-spark generator and Heat deflectors

Genesis II Grills have flat tube burners versus round tube burners. All of the Genesis II open cart grills are imported. The closed cart is Made in the US though many of the parts components are imported. These grills have either 2,3,4 or 6 Main Burners.

3. Measure Your Flavorizer Bars

Flavorizer Bars are a Weber grill feature that direct grease and drippings away from the burners. They come in many different sizes and shapes and therefore can give a good indication as to what type of Weber grill you have.

  • Genesis Grills with 13 flavorizer bars are old Genesis 1000-5500 or Gold/Platinum series grills. They have 5 long bars and 8 short bars placed in a cross pattern. These flavorizer bars are available in either porcelain coated steel or stainless steel.

After 2002, 3-burner grills were designed using 5 flavorizer bars that are distinguished by four lengths: 17 1/2", 22-1/2", 23-3/8", or 24-1/2".

  • 17-1/2" long Flavorizer Bars: Weber Genesis 300 series with front mounted control knobs. (Years 2011-2016). These are available in Porcelain and Stainless steel.
  • 22-1/2" long Flavorizer Bars: Weber Genesis Silver B & C, Gold B & C (2002 and newer models), Genesis Platinum B and C (2005 model), Spirit 700, and Weber 900. Available in Porcelain Coated Steel or Stainless Steel.
  • 23-3/8" long Flavorizer Bars: Genesis Gold (2000 & 2001 models), Platinum B or C (2000-2004). These flavorizer bars in Porcelain and Stainless have been discontinued by Weber. These are only available in the Aftermarket Part WFB5L
  • 24-1/2" long Flavorizer Bars: Genesis 300 series with control knobs mounted on side. Available in Porcelain Coated or Stainless Steel.

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Let’s get that Weber grill working like new. If you know the model of your Weber grill, you can determine which parts are made especially for your model.

Browse our selection of Weber grill parts and accessories

If you still aren’t sure which type of grill you have, reach out to us for help. Simply send us a message with a few photos of your grill to us and we will help you determine which Weber grill model you have. 

by Tracy Hollander on 28th Jan 2017
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