Igniter has loose wire but can't figure out where it goes. grill was purchased already assembled. it sparks on the bottom only
Bought a brinkmann proseries 9415 from walmart already assembled. there is a loose wire on the igniter but cannot figure out where it goes. it sparks on the bottom but not on the top. it has a small white plug in on one end. can you tell me where to plug it in at?
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When you attached the side burner assembly to the grill frame, did you pull it forward before tightening the 4 bolts that hold it in place? If not this could account for part of the problem. The other would be how you routed the gas line hose from the 'Y' connector, to the side burner connection. If routed differently than what the assembly instructions indicate, you would come up short on the length.
In any event, your model grill has been discontinued by Brinkmann, but the warranty and some parts are still supported by the manufacturer. I'm assuming you just purchased this grill and are in the process of assembling it according to the Owners Manual. So, if you continue to have a problem contact Brinkmann's Customer Support Hotline 800-527-0717.
The model number 842-A250-0 does not match any Brinkmann gas grill models in my data base. However, if yours is a standard gas grill, that uses a 20lb LP tank, you can purchase a hose/regulator assembly at any home center or hardware store that sell gas grills and accessories. Make sure to take you old one with for comparison purposes (ie hose length).
Further, if you regulator has GDA on it. It was recalled by Brinkmann during a voluntary Safety Recall. If your regulator hasGDA on it, contact Brinkmann Customer Service (800) 675-5301 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. They will provide you with a free repair kit. You must provide and accurate Model Number & Serial Number of your grill, to take advantage of this Safety Recall.
Hope this helps you find the hose/regulator assembly you need. Please let me know.
The ignitor or as Brinkmann calls it, the Collector Box (it collects gas for the ignitor to light it) attaches to the inside of the front of the burner or grill box to the right of the first burner on the right. It attaches with a screw (which apparently had fallen out). I have included a link to your Owners Manual, which shows a drawing of your frill head, looking down into it from above on Page 26. This should visually help you.
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.
It goes inside the igniter button holder. Unscrew the outer plastic ring of the igniter button and you'll find the holder under it. Usually takes 1 AAA battery. But depending on how old yours is, it may take 1 AA Battery.
I purchased this grill and assembled it yesterday. I noted the area that is providing confusion as it is wrong. Please follow the following instructions. It is quite simple when you have a background in electrical and electronics engineering. These directions should translate my knowledge into step by step instructions for all. 1. Attach the two thinner wires with two terminals on each wire, from the front of the grill head to the larger (Input or Control) terminals on the igniter assembly. These two wires are from the push to turn micro switches on each of the burner control knobs on the grill head. Attach the two smaller terminals on these thinner wires to the micro switch on the side burner control connected as part of the regulator and hose assembly.
2. Attach the three thicker wires from the front of the grill head to three of the six smaller (output) terminals on the igniter assembly. These wires go to the igniters themselves. 3. Connect the two thicker wires from the rear of the grill head to two of the six output terminals on the igniter assembly. The small wire is for the igniter on the bottom infrared burner and the larger, thermally insulated wire, connects to the igniter on the rear infrared burner. 4. Connect the lead from the side burner to the remaining small output terminal on the igniter assembly. 5. Mount the igniter to the front of the right side shelf by removing the battery cover and hexagonal nut. Insert the shaft through the hole in the front of the right side shelf and secure with the hexagonal nut.Replace the battery cap.Do not install the battery at this time. 6.Mount the side burner control by inserting the long end of the control into the side burner assembly. Attach the control to the front of the right side shelf with the two screws held in the front of the control assembly. NOTE: You must remove the screws from the control assembly and insert them through the Off/On bezel and front panel of the right side shelf before screwing them back into the control assembly. Install the control knob for the right side shelf.Verify that the connections to the side burner control micro switch made in step 1 are still intact. 7.Insert the battery into the igniter assembly by removing the batter cap and inserting the AA size battery with the positive (pointed) end out. Replace the battery cap. 8.Test the igniter assembly prior to installing the gas tank and installing the “Flame Tamers” and grates by pushing in on each burner control knob in turn. Listen for a popping sound and look for sparks at each burner. I hope this helps. Ed Roberts President E. F. Roberts & Associates www.efrobertsassoc.com