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Ignitor not working

Hello. I just purchased this grill used. The seller stated the lighter did not work. I replaced the battery-no success. I am unable to locate an owner's manual and am unfamiliar with grills in general. Thanks, Jason

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Re: ignitor not working

I'm sure you have fixed yours by now, but if not, make sure the igniter wire is about 1/8" to 1/4" away from the fitting so it can produce a large enough spark to ignite it. Hope this helps!

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I have been using the grill for about a year now. All of a sudden the electronic igniter dosen't spark on all control knobs. I checked the battery and replaced it with a new one. It did not change...

First, Bud make sure the battery was installed facing the proper direction. The Positive end (+) should be facing out when installed. If that's not the problem, check the wiring from the ignition module to the each burner ignitor. One may be loose or the grounding wire from the ignitor module to the grill's frame, may have lost contact. Also, look carefully at each ignitor tip at the burners. They may have an accumulation of grease, which needs to cleaned off.

If all that doesn't resolve the problem, you will need to replace the ignitor module. You can purchase one online directly from NEX Grill or from Factory Appliance Parts

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know and Happy Grilling!!

Jun 04, 2011 | Nexgrill 720-0234 (LP)

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My main spark ignitor has stopped working. The rotissary ignitor still works. Could be out of adjustment. How to fix?

Some of these grills came with a battery operated spark igniter, try to screw of the button part of the clicker of the top. If your has this type it will unscrew and you will see a battery there to replace. IF not you will need to buy a new one and try to find the battery opp. one they will last longer. Not a serviceable part if it has quit working other than replace it.

Apr 12, 2011 | Char-Broil CharBroil Big Easy 8000...

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I have the Fire Strone Legacy 361 and the electornic ignition does not work. How do I fix it or how can I get a new one. Thanks

Before investing money ... have you changed the battery in the ignitor button? If so, one of the most repeated mistakes grill users make is inserting the battery in the wrong direction. Generally, the + end of the battery should be up, facing you. If that's not the case, then the ignitor will not work. Also, make sure that there is no corrosion inside the battery holder. If there is, clean it out using a Q Tip and WD 40. It also helps to check the wiring of the ignitor , by tracing all the wires to make sure they are firmly connected. And that the spark ignitor for every burner is clean and free of grease.

if after all the above, you find you need to replace the ignitor, you can order one directly from the manufacturer or from the dealer/retailer you purchased it from.

Hope this helps you solve your problem and Happy Grilling!!

Mar 17, 2011 | Fire Stone Legacy 36i (LP)

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The ignitor would not even click. put new batteries with no success.

Make sure that you have the battery facing the right direction. Generally on most electronic grill ignitors the + end should be facing you. If you're sure they are facing the right direction, remove them and check for corrosion in the battery holder. If you find some, clean it out using a Q Tip and WD40. Then replace the battery. If that doesn't solve the problem, make sure all the wires behind the control panel of the grill are securely attached. Then remove the cooking grates and the flame tamers and check the spark ignitors, If they are covered with grease, which they frequently are, clean them with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol.

Any or all of the above should solve the problem. If it doesn't, it's time to replace the electronic ignitor assembly. You can purchase it online directly from Brinkmann.

Happy Grilling!!!

Mar 08, 2011 | Brinkmann ProSeries 810-6330-W Grill

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Lighter has quit. Replaced battery but no results.Also, does + side battery face inward or out? Thanks Dave Carpman -

inward and as far as it not working the wire may be bad or you may need to replace the ignitor

Aug 14, 2010 | Uniflame Grills & Smokers

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Ignitor on gas BBQ no longer works. Replaced battery and cleaned out chamber (light rust). I've tried to remove the ingnition housing, but the entire front panel of the BBQ needs to be removed. Suggestions...

Check to see if the probe where it sparks to the burner inside the grill is clean and not shorted by grease or other gunk and the burner itself in this area is not too heavily rusted or corroded. If not, short of disassembling the whole grill and replacing the spark module, spend $2-3 and buy one of those pistol type grill lighters. The ignition systems on BBQ grills rarely seem to last long.

Feb 24, 2010 | Grills & Smokers

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I get an ignite but my burners wont light. I have

did you try replacing the battery? it is inside the ignitor button.

Aug 04, 2009 | Ducane 30400042 (LP)

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My Charbroil grill igniter won't work. Have to

I';m sure everyone thinks they are giving good advice, but READ THE SYMPTOMS. The guy says his ignitor doesn't "click" anymore. And most of you tell him he needs a new gas regulator. Fix his problem, don't create new ones. He needs his ignitor fixed. Maybe just a new battery? Or maybe the whole ignitor unit But certainly not a new regulator, etc, etc.

Jun 29, 2009 | Char-Broil Grills & Smokers

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Ignitor not working is there a battery that needs

The electronic ignitor on our Charmglow SS Gas Grill (Model 810-6320-B from Home Depot) was not generating a spark. The battery beneath the ignitor button (cap) had to be replaced. At first, still no spark. Next I used a Dremel hobby drill with a small wire brush head to clean the negative contact within the battery chamber. Also brushed the spring surfaces (battery positive circuit), ensuring good contact when battery inserted & ignitor button re-installed.
Checked wire contacts & gap of electrode tip.
Ignitor is working again!

Apr 12, 2009 | Grills & Smokers

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