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Igniter won't depress

Without ever failing before, my igniter won't depress to send a spark to the burner. I removed the pressure button (never did that before) and it is simply an AAA battery that is pressed down against a contact. With the pressure button out, it moves readily. When I re-install it, it won't depress. The spring that is inside the igniter and I assume pushes the pressure button and battery back up won't come out. I don't know if it's supposed to be lose if you take the pressure button off. It is very clean inside, no moisture or rust. I don't understand why it failed and how to fix it short of replacing the entire igniter assembly.

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  • smit8275 May 01, 2010

    The problem is that the button won't depress, not that the battery is low. There is a spring in the assembly that I think should push the igniter button back up, but it doesn't come out, it might be depressed too much. A new battery (AAA) would not do anything to correct this issue.

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Mine only needed a AA battery and it worked try that

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