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Replaced battery and unit still does not ignite

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Not enough information. is battery installed correct? are all the module spades attached or grounded? is gas flowing so the bbq can ignite with a manual lighter? are the electrodes coated with grease so they will not spark? Are the electrodes 1/8-1/4 inch at the tip so they are able to arc?

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0900c152800716f1.jpgFig. 10: Connect the ohmmeter to the pick-up coil terminals-1979-83 models 0900c152800716f3.jpgFig. 11: Remove the screws (arrows) to detach the IC unit-1979-83 models
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