"The muzzle is broken. It can't be fired."
— Item examination
The Broken Flamethrower is an item that is found in the remake version of Resident Evil. It can't be equipped or fired.
The purpose of the Broken Flamethrower is so it can be set on a latch in order to open a door in the underground, guarded by Lisa Trevor.
The Broken Flamethrower is hidden inside a crate the player cannot open. The crate must be moved down the underground stream using a special lift, and later crushed by machinery.