I get to see thousands of barbecue grills that have failed their owners. People call when the grill will not heat properly, can’t ignite, or begins to falter with rust and corrode. I repair gas barbecue grills, and I know how you handle your BBQ grill.
The most common lousy idea I deal with is that people believe that grill igniters do not last.
A lot of unhappy customers will tell me that their grill has worked for over ten years, but the igniter always stopped working by the end of the season. When I test the ignition, it functions just fine aside from being ignored for in the marketplace nine and a half years. Inject a little education, and most clients can use the barbecue grill ignition for many years before needing a part.
A gas grill igniter is made up of various parts, although most backyard chefs envision because of a single fragile system. The module generates sparks for the gas to ignite. A module can contain a button to do something like the electronic switch, spark generator, and battery power.
These ignitions can also be installed in different places, depending on the barbecue grill design. The switch usually easily accessible, but the ignition module can be installed behind the control panel. Placing it behind the control panel keeps you from breaking it. It also keeps the next thunderstorm from directly lighting the grill by accident.
The electrode is attached by a wire that runs into the firebox. The electrode acts just like a spark plug-in vehicle. The spark from the battery is activated when the button is pressed, and when the rotary is turned, control knob pushed, etc.
The battery charge is converted within the module and sent into the electrode. The electrode sparks and gas ignites. It is undoubtedly that simple as well as the more straightforward the tool, the more challenging the damage.
A barbecue grill ignition electrode must be easy to locate in the firebox of your grill. The cooking grates, charcoal tray, or heat shields need to have been removed. It should look like a small spark plug having a porcelain housing and the steel rod coming through it.
Often there will include a second steel rod mounted alongside the rod coming while using porcelain.
Many barbecue manufacturers will place a stainless steel collector box during the electrode to prevent leakages. Whether your gas grill electrode is often a single steel rod in a porcelain sleeve, two steel rods, or is contained in a stainless collection box, this is the location electric charge arcs to ignite your gas grill.
One reason a barbecue grill igniter will seem to perform poorly is the same reason the spark plug in your must-have its gap adjusted several weeks installed. Whether the electrode is grounding against the gas grill burner, the collector box, or secondary steel rod, space has to be close enough to make a secure connection but far enough apart to get the gas to the burner efficiently. Check the gas grill manual and properly gap the distance to have the best spark from your igniter.
If you purchased your gas barbecue grill from a grill store, you’re in luck. A giant retailer selling everything but properly educated in nothing or buying it online and assembling it yourself, the grill store will have completed this for you as part of the assembly of the grill.
The biggest reason your BBQ igniter is broken is grease buildup.
The electrode is mounted near the gas burner. It will light the gas as it leaves the cooktop. The electrode is mounted in a way it can avoid debris and oil.
Grease, dirt, rain, water, and pieces of food all combine to hinder the strength of your gas grill ignition.
When the button is pushed, the gas does not ignite most backyard grillers will assume the igniter is broken. Often it can be a single drop of grease for stopping the arc from connecting to the ground.
Even the rare client who indeed does clean their gas barbecue regularly will focus on the grill parts they will see or the BBQ parts that touch their items. The more devoted cook may remove the cooking grates to clean the rock tray, heat shields, and, in some cases, poke put the gas ports in regards to the gas burner. Involves is excellent, but an extra a few seconds to lightly brush the collector box or the exposed electrode will help keep your ignition function safely through using it frequently.
When you clean the electrode, rely on your de-greasing spray. If you apply too much pressure, you can damage it, and the porcelain sleeve can get cracked. The electrode will have to be replaced. Spray the degreaser, lightly brush the steel rods, then replace it and activate the switch.
Most igniters today use a cell operated button as a common standard. A right amount a great many grills still use rotary knobs or piezo clicking keys. Check the arc to make sure the spark is a dominant blue and adjust the gap if that would help.
A little maintenance and your igniter will exceed your expectations and safely ignite your barbecue grill every time.