My grill's ignition wires melted when i put in a new AA battery and now im trying to replace them. However I cannot figure out where one of the wires goes. I cant find out where the wire that has a loop type connection on one end and is about 18'' long goes. Please let me know if you know how to connect this wire.
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Re: Where do ignition wires go?
The loop type connection that you are referring to is probably what they call a ring lug and that should be bonded to the grill frame.. The other wire goes directly onto the ignitor and when you push the button, yo develop a spark from the ignitor electrode to the grounded part of the gas burner.. that is near the gas jet.. Hope that helps
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If you have a Piezzo or rotary type igniter, you may have a melted wire, broken porcelain base or faulty igniter, which means you need to replace the appropriate part. If you have a battery powered igniter, you most likely have a dead battery, which needs to be changed.
If you have an electric igniter, you need to locate where on the side of the grill the battery (e.g. AA size) that generates the electricity for the igniter is located. Replace the battery, and assure the contacts are cleaned (as they may have corrosion if grill located outside). Then check where the ground of the igniter is connected to the grill. I unscrewed the screw where the ground was located, cleaned off the corrosion with a fine sandpaper, then reconnected it to a new screw on the cabinet.
Thew battery is inside the push button ignitor. Remove the outer plastic ring around the rubber push button. It unscrews counterclockwise. The battery will be inside the holder. Replace the old battery with a new, like kind (AA or AAA). Before you install the new battery, look inside the batter holder for corrosion. If you see any, clean it with a Q-Tip and WD40. When you install the new battery, be sure it's facing the direction as the old one was, you removed. Usually, the + end should face you. Reinstall the ignitor button cap and you should be ready to go.
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.
Ok, most igniters that sound like a click are powered by a battery. Tell your son, to look at that igniter, there will be a battery somewhere, usually you can remove the button and a AA battery will be there...sometimes you will see wires that lead to a 9V battery...it all depends on teh manufacturer.
Anyway, if he's not hearnig a click, it is a good bet that battery is dead and that may be all that is wrong with it.
Let me know how it turns out because I can go more in-depth if necessary.
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