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Igniter failed on two new Grillmaster grills. Replaced battery...get a humming noise but no spark.

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Buy a new one at lowes for $20.00 easy fix

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Water has gotten on the inside of the igniter cause it's not sealed inside the battery compartment at the negative terminal. If it's humming, getting all the water out should fix it. But it's still possible it may not.

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    Water has gotten on the inside of the igniter cause it's not sealed inside the battery compartment at the negative terminal. If it's humming, getting all the water out should fix it. But it's still possible it may not.



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The spark works by using a ground wire or the ignitor touching the grill cabnet. You might net to cleam the ignitor and also check the wire to the ignitor. The screw that holds the ground may be loose.

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You might want to check to see if the ignitor is ground properly to the grill.

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