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How To Fix Grill Igniter No Longer Working

  1. If you have a battery type igniter, first try replacing the batteries.
  2. What you need to find out is if you are getting a spark in the igniter unit. The igniter is going to be near one (or several) of the burner(s).
  3. Some grills have independent ignition and some have a single igniter.
  4. If you have independent ignition and none of the burners will light then you have a faulty button or the wiring is bad. You should get these parts replaced.
  5. If you have independent ignition and one of the burners will not light or you have a single igniter and none of them will light you probably have something clogging that igniter.
  6. Pull off the cooking grates and barrier to get down to the burner.
  7. Locate the affected igniter and push the button. You should see a spark.
  8. If the igniter is clogged, carefully clean it out and test it again.
  9. If there is nothing clogging the igniter then you need to inspect the wiring. Faulty wiring or switches will need to be replaced.

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Just replaced an igniter on my oven (Bake) because it no longer glows. The broil igniter works fine. The new igniter I just replaced also does not work. So it must not be getting the proper current to it? or what is the next step I should take?


is yours the the battery type or the electric type. battery type can get weak and will light others but not many ( need new battery) electric type there is a unit in the back and a black box that is the sparker. using a meter find the wire from the sparker to the spark end on the box they do pull out its push pull pins you push the wire in a bit the pull out. check the wire and see it works as some time it can snap from heat. also check that it is not touching the side of the cooker as that will stop the spark. also check the top of the ring were it sparks to if this is not clean it will not spark or the gap is to fare away. this can happen with heat the metal moves when hot and move back when it cools somtimes not back to the same place.

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1989 Honda XR 250 R no spark


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
11. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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yamaha motorcycle xs 850 lh no spark


Hi, Brent and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a "LOAD" test, your battery may show 12.5 volts but has little or zero amps and must be replaced.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting, leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or CDI or electronic control module.
7. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
9. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
10. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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I have replaced the battery and ignition unit on my 1985 suzuki 700 es, the bike really sounds like it wants to run but wont start. Starter turns but engine won't kick over. Any Ideas?


Is it getting gas properly? Has it been sitting around for a while? The carburators on motorcycles need to cleaned after sitting around. The jet could be full of varnish. Are you getting spark for sure? Pull out a spark plug and put it in the wire, crank it over and see if the spark plug sparks. When you pulled the plug was it wet at all with gas? Then it probably isn't getting gas right. Just some of the things you could try.

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my Perfect Flame E3520-NG won't light and I can't find support or a manual for it anywhere. I replaced the battery but still get no sparks.


There are a few things you can check.

If the igniter makes the noise like it is trying to spark then you may have a short in the igniter wire or a crack in the electrode. Also, the gap between the electrode and the igniter box may need to be adjusted to get a stronger spark.

If the ignitor doesn't make noise, it could be faulty and need to be replaced. Battery igniters are very prone to wearing out prematurely. Sometimes they can be replaced with a more reliable piezo igniter.

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