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The gas is coming through, but does not light.

I can smell the gas coming through. The igniter, ignites a small flame at the right end, but that is all. The flame does not light the burners. I did look at the burners, they look fine. Could there be a problem in the igniter itself?
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I have the same grill,and sometimes the same problem.First,with the gas off or completely disconnected,remove the grill grates and the flavor bars from the grill.Now you can see the heating element.A small wire brush will do the trick.Gently clean all the little holes in the element where the gas comes out.Then,with compressed air or even canned air(like what you use to clean a computer with)blow out the holes you just cleaned.Reassemble the grill and light.Should work fine after that.

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