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How do I replace an Igniter Electrode in a Gas Grill?

Follow the instructions in your owner's manual to reset the pressure regulator if it isn't working properly. Shut off the gas supply valve at the tank and wait 30 seconds to connect the hose/regulator. The valve on the tank needs to be opened slowly. The regulator should be replaced if it still doesn't work well.

The burner control valves are on the gas grill. If the manifolds doesn't work, the burners won't heat sufficiently or light up at all. If a valve is stuck, you should replace it. The entire manifolds should be replaced if the individual valve isn't available as a replacement part.

The gas grill has a firebox. It holds the burners, the manifolds and the grate. You should replace the firebox if it's cracked, damaged or corroded.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Shut off the gas supply

    The shut-off valve on the propane gas tank needs to be closed. If you look at the tank knob, you can see which way to turn it.

  2. Remove the cooking grate and flame tamer

    Remove the cooking grate and the flame tamer.

  3. Remove the igniter electrode

    Pull the igniter out of the firebox after removing the igniter mounting screw. The igniter wire harness needs to be disconnected. The igniter electrode needs to be removed.

  4. Install the new igniter electrode

    Through the opening of the firebox, thread the new igniter electrode. Attach the mounting screw to the mounting hole. The igniter module has an igniter wire harness.

  5. Reinstall the cooking grates and flame tamers

    Place the burner on top of the flame tamer. The cooking grate needs to be reinstalled.

  6. Restore the gas supply

    The propane gas tank has a valve on it.

  7. Shut off the gas supply

    The shut-off valve on the propane gas tank needs to be closed. If you look at the tank knob, you can see which way to turn it.

  8. Remove the battery

    Pull out the battery from the igniter button. The battery needs to be removed.

  9. Remove the ignition module

    The front of the ignition module has a plastic mounting nut. The back of the grill has an ignition module. The igniter wires need to be disconnected. The ignition module needs to be removed.

  10. Install the new ignition module

    The igniter button and plastic mounting nut need to be removed. The igniter wires need to be connected. The grill has an ignition module on it. The front of the module has a plastic nut on it. The wires need to be connected.

  11. Reinstall the battery

    The new ignition module has a battery in it. The igniter button should be on the front of the module.

  12. Restore the gas supply

    The propane gas tank has a valve on it.

  13. Shut off the gas supply

    The shut-off valve on the propane gas tank needs to be closed. If you look at the tank knob, you can see which way to open and close the valve.

  14. Disconnect the hose from the tank

    The hose coupling nut should be turned counterclockwise to release it from the propane tank. The hose is in the tank.

  15. Remove the pressure regulator

    The hose needs to be disconnected from the manifolds. Release the hose from the grill frame by removing the cotter pin. The pressure regulator needs to be removed. The hose needs to be disconnected from the manifolds.

  16. Install the new pressure regulator

    The fitting of the manifolds needs to be cleaned. Attach the hose to the manifolds. The grill frame needs to be connected to the hose. The hose should be connected to the propane tank. The hose coupling nut needs to be tightened.

  17. Restore the gas supply

    The propane gas tank has a valve on it.

  18. Check for leaks

    A soapy solution is used to coat the manifolds and tanks. There are bubbles on the fitting connections that indicate a gas leak. The tank valve should be shut off if bubbles appear. The fitting connection should be tightened. The gas supply should be restored and the leaks fixed. Continue until you discover no connection leaks.

Time required:

15 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

phillips screwdriver, work gloves, wrench set.

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