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Bought a hot shot universal fit ignitor

Please tell me how and where do i hook to the main burner

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Typically, these units attach so that the spark gap is near any of the burner perforations. It is then wired back to the ignition unit. The burner must be chassis grounded for this to work, as much the ignition unit.

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I had to change the burner but now the igniter will not automatically ignite when pressing the button. What should I do?


The piezo ignitor head my need to be adjusted so that it is closer to the burner. If it is not sparking at all, check for a loose wire at the piezo ignitor and trace it back to the ignition button. Often times, it will simply lost it's ground. To resolve this, carefully pull the ignitor wire off the piezo pin and the push it back on. Do the same thing on the back of ignitor button.

If none of the above solves the problem, it's time to replace the ignition systems. The parts are inexpensive and can be purchased on-line directly from Char-Broil http://www.charbroil.com/Store/ReplacementParts.aspx or from any home center or hardware store that sells gas grills and accessories. These will be universal fit model ignitors .

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 31, 2011 | Char-Broil CharBroil 4637318 Grill

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Where do you hook up the sideburner ignitor wire to on the char-coil bbq model 463721111


The side burner ignitor wire connects to the spare lug on the main ignitior module. That one module, controls all the spark ignitors at each main burner and the side burner. When you press the button all ignitors spark at one time. I know it sounds stupid, but that's the way Charbroil's R & D designed it. I guess it saves money.

Hope this helped you to make the final hookup. Happy Grilling!!

May 01, 2011 | Char-Broil CharBroil 4637318 Grill

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MY MAYTAG OVEN WILL NOT TURN ON WHEN I SET THE ELECTRONIC DIGITAL THERMOSTSTAT LIKE SAY I PROGRAM IT TO 350 DEGREES,,, NOTHING HAPPENS,,, BUT WHEN I GO TO SET THE BROILER THE BROILER WORKS JUST FINE,,, I...


First I want to commend you for your giving us good information to start with!
So-- we know we have gas, and we know the Broiler Valve and ignitor works-- Good observation!

However-- we have no ignitor (No bright red/Yellow glow)-- like you go for the Broiler-- right?

Well, we can NOT get ignition on the main burner-- unless we have the ignitor for the main burner getting hot, and then the gas valve to that burner can light, and give you heat...

Soo-- Likely we have an ignitor failure for the Main burner---

Do you have a warranty on the stove?
Do you have a service person qualified to tackle this job?
There will be electrical work, and parts obtainment issues to deal with now---
I suggest you call the local service people for this stove, and tell that that you need to have the main gas burner ignotor replaced for this stove model number-- and see what they tell you.

Let me know if I can help more--

Mack B

Dec 30, 2010 | Maytag Ovens

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On heating the unit go to a three cycle try on the burner then shot down. The blower will come on but the burn will not. Replaced the flame sensor but stayed the same


Does your unit have a induced draft motor? if so is it coming on when thermostat is calling for heat. If not I would replace it. Next I would check spark or hot surface ignitors. If induced draft motor is working but ignitors are not then replace them. If you get to this point and you don't get pilot or main burner I would replace the control board. As a last resort I would change gas valve. I hope this helps you and god luck. Thanks

Nov 17, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Hello, I have an achiever 90 plus ruud, when I turn it on the flame ignites but after 3 seconds it goes out, it does this 3 times than turns off. Help?


Are you saying that main burner is coming on or pilot /hot surface ignitor or spark ignitor ? If your induced draft motor is coming on then a few seconds later your main burner is coming on for 3 seconds and then shutting off but blower motor is not coming on I would look at flame sensor to make sure it is telling the fan motor to come on. Normally they will try three or four times and then lock out. One easy way to check blower motor is to set your thermostat to fan on. Fan motor should come on and run till you shut it off.hope this help you.

Nov 05, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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I have a goodman central heating . My problem is the electric ignitor will light the burner after a brift time the burner goes out. This problem will go on the entire time of the heating cycle. I have...


Hi!
First of all does this unit uses a hot surface ignitor or a spark ignitor? A hot surface ignitor is a resistive element that will get hot enough(glows yellow to near white) that ignites the main burners directly and a spark ignitor will light a pilot light first then that pilot light will ignite the main burners.
If your system uses the hot surface ignitor then there will be a flame sensor on the last burner that lights. This is a thin silver metal probe that is actually in the burner flame when that burner is lit. It is held in place normally by a 1/4 inch screw. It will have 1 wire attached to the end by a female spade connector. You can pull this wire off before you remove the flame sensor to clean it. Use a fine emery cloth to lightly sand off any residue on it. Also you will need to clean the end of that burner that the flame sensor serves as this is normally the grounding field. This is most likely the problem with your system if it is a hot surface ignition type.
If your system is the spark type then the problem is similar. Normally the pilot light is toughing a small flame sensing probe that is next to the pilot light. This probe also has to be clean. One more thing to look at is to see if the pilot light is large enough to surround the flame sensor. If the pilot is weak it will not touch the flame sensor enough and the system will do what it is doing for you now. If the pilot is weak then the pilot orfice is restricted. This should only be looked at and repaired by a qualified service technician. I hope I pointed you in the right direction!! Good luck!!

Dec 02, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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This is the closest model # I could find but I have a gas dryer model TGDX640EQO and it doesn't heat up but does tumble. My husband thinks it is the ignitor, how would you determine that?


First clean all the dust and lint from around the burner and its components, including the sensor which 'tells' the dryer that the ignitor is on or the burner is lit.

There are two different types of ignitors. The most common glows a bright red to light the burner. The other gives off a series of sparks.

In either case, a visual examination should tell you whether the ignitor is working. Before you start the dryer, remove the burner access panel. Have someone start the dryer while you look into the burner unit to see if you see the 'glow plug' or the 'sparker' trying to light the burner. If not, the ignitor is probably bad.

If the ignitor is not the problem, look for dirty or defective sensors that will keep the burner from coming on. If these sensors do not sense the light given off by the ignitor, for safety reasons the burner will not come on.

Hope this was helpful.

Oct 10, 2009 | Estate TGDX640JQ Gas Dryer

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Broiler has gas burning problem


clean all the broiler burner ring holes with toothpicks then clean the burner ring with dishwashing soap and, rinse with clear water. wait until dry then: try the broiler again; sometimes the holes the gas comes out of gets plugged with grease and the burner ring/rod makes a whoshing sound when the excess gas pressure builds up and the gas escapes the burner ring all at once then the cycle begins again

Nov 29, 2008 | KitchenAid KGRT607 Gas Kitchen Range

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Tappan TGFS26C, Oven igniter not even


Lets take the oven problem first. Sounds like you have a Hot Surface Ignitor problem. This is the device that glows and lights the burner. You can buy a universal ignitor at most appliance or heating and air conditioning supply houses. Note carefully how the old one is mounted. You may have to make some adjustments to mount the new ignitor, but it MUST be close to the gas burner like the old one! You don't smell gas because the gas valve will not open until the ignitor is hot. All ignitors work with the same voltage, so simply connect the new wires to the old ones.

I'm not certain if you have a standing pilot for the stove top burners or electronic ignition. Remove the top panel to check. If you have a gas pilot, relight it. If electronic ignition, clean the ignitors. If that does not solve the problem you may have to call a technician, as these systems can be complex.

Hope this helps.

Ray

Nov 20, 2008 | Tappan TGF363 Gas Kitchen Range

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