Hello. I just purchased this grill used. The seller stated the lighter did not work. I replaced the battery-no success. I am unable to locate an owner's manual and am unfamiliar with grills in general.
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If you can light it with a match or lighter, the gas nozzle is working fine. You may have to replace your igniter. My Performer has the same problem, so I suspect the original igniter is a piece of cr*p. You may want to look into an aftermarket replacement. Of just use a fireplace lighter like I do.
First, Bud make sure the battery was installed facing the proper direction. The Positive end (+) should be facing out when installed. If that's not the problem, check the wiring from the ignition module to the each burner ignitor. One may be loose or the grounding wire from the ignitor module to the grill's frame, may have lost contact. Also, look carefully at each ignitor tip at the burners. They may have an accumulation of grease, which needs to cleaned off.
Some of these grills came with a battery operated spark igniter, try to screw of the button part of the clicker of the top. If your has this type it will unscrew and you will see a battery there to replace. IF not you will need to buy a new one and try to find the battery opp. one they will last longer. Not a serviceable part if it has quit working other than replace it.
Before investing money ... have you changed the battery in the ignitor button? If so, one of the most repeated mistakes grill users make is inserting the battery in the wrong direction. Generally, the + end of the battery should be up, facing you. If that's not the case, then the ignitor will not work. Also, make sure that there is no corrosion inside the battery holder. If there is, clean it out using a Q Tip and WD 40. It also helps to check the wiring of the ignitor , by tracing all the wires to make sure they are firmly connected. And that the spark ignitor for every burner is clean and free of grease.
if after all the above, you find you need to replace the ignitor, you can order one directly from the manufacturer or from the dealer/retailer you purchased it from.
Hope this helps you solve your problem and Happy Grilling!!
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.
The electronic ignitor on our Charmglow SS Gas Grill (Model 810-6320-B from Home Depot) was not generating a spark. The battery beneath the ignitor button (cap) had to be replaced. At first, still no spark. Next I used a Dremel hobby drill with a small wire brush head to clean the negative contact within the battery chamber. Also brushed the spring surfaces (battery positive circuit), ensuring good contact when battery inserted & ignitor button re-installed.
Checked wire contacts & gap of electrode tip.
Ignitor is working again!