Question about Thermador CGBD48RSBX All-in-One Grill / Smoker
We have in our home a Char Glo BBQ by Thermador, Model CGE1-29,
date of manufacture June 1985 and the ignition switch burnt out several years ago.
We have to manually ignite the grill (using electricity) each time we use it. We then turn the electricity off so as not to burn out the pilot/starter.
Can we purchase a new ignition switch?
Thanks in advance of your response.
I believe I have the same grill in my house. It does work, but I have to light it with a lighter. I haven't found anyone to "restore" or fix it up, so I am considering taking it out when I remodel, so if you are interested in salvaging parts. Mine is in very good shape, appearance wise. Alternatively, if you've found someone to fix yours up, let me know! Newtzlaw
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
Hi an welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. I could go on and on about the how too convert it but I think you should really read this link first:
This is about the best info around.
Having passed that information on... You have the following to consider.
1. Dual shut off valves for the grill. One near by and one at some distance in case the gas line catches fire.
2. You will need a Natural Gas regulator.
3. The burner orifices will have to be changed to NG
4. The burner itself will require an air adjustment to get the proper flame. Most burners are NOT adjustable so you may have to buy natural gas burners.
5. The gas supply line has to be installed by a certified and bonded installer.
I would visit either the location that your bought the the grill or.. a BBQ grill specialty store. I have not been in one yet that did not have someone on the payroll that could help you accomplish the conversion.
Thanks for using FixYa.
It is not difficult to do.. You just have to do everything safely.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
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Posted on Sep 05, 2010
The replacement part is no longer available and I expect that it would be just as weak as the original. So, I straightened mine then added a piece of metal angle to the bottom runnning the full length of the piece. Works like a charm!
Posted on Apr 29, 2011
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