February 1, 2017

Gas grill won't ignite or light video

By Sears PartsDirect staff
Gas grill won't ignite or light video.
Gas grill won't ignite or light video.

This video from Sears PartsDirect shows what to do when your gas grill won't light, starting with some easy troubleshooting like checking your propane tank level and your starter battery. If that doesn’t work, our more advanced troubleshooting takes you through resetting the pressure regulator, cleaning the grill’s burner ports and removing the burner tubes to clean residue found on the inside of the tubes. Additional troubleshooting involves checking for cracked igniter electrodes and using a multimeter to test voltage through the spark module.

Check out our DIY gas grill repair help page for more troubleshooting advice, repair guides and grilling articles.

Symptoms for gas grills

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Main causes: damaged or dirty flame tamers, corroded firebox, accumulated grease and debris in the grease pan
Main causes: empty fuel tank, tripped flow-limiting device on the pressure regulator, faulty manifold valves, burner tubes not aligned
Main cause: worn wheel
Main causes: clogged burner tubes, cracked insulators on igniter electrodes, wiring failures, bad ignition module, manifold failure
Main causes: nearly empty fuel tank, faulty pressure regulator, burner tube clogs, bad burner tube alignment to gas valves, manifold failure

Repair guides for gas grills

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your gas grill.

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How to replace a gas grill igniter electrode

Replace the igniter electrode on your gas grill if it won’t light the burner.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
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How to replace a gas grill ignition module

Follow these steps to replace the ignition module if it doesn't produce a spark.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
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How to replace a gas grill wheel

Replace a broken or damaged wheel in less than 15 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

Articles and videos for gas grills

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your gas grill.

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A conversion kit and a few simple tools are all you need.

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