November 1, 2016

How to replace a gas grill ignition module

By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a gas grill ignition module

This repair guide gives step-by-step directions for replacing an ignition module on a gas grill. The ignition module sends current to the igniter electrode that arcs to light the gas. If the igniter electrode won't spark, first check the ignition module battery and replace it if it's dead. If the ignition module still doesn't send current to the igniter electrode, replace the ignition module using a manufacturer-approved replacement part.

Follow these steps to replace the ignition module on Kenmore, BBQ-Pro, Grand Hall, Nexgrill and Brinkman gas grills.

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Tools required
Adjustable wrench
Work gloves
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Replacing an ignition module on a gas grill

This videos shows how to replace the ignition module on a gas grill.

Instructions

  1. 01.

    Shut off the gas supply

    Close the shut-off valve on the propane gas tank.

    Tip: Arrows on the tank knob show which way to turn it to open and close the valve.
  2. 02.

    Remove the battery

    Remove the igniter button and pull out the battery. Remove the battery.

  3. 03.

    Remove the ignition module

    Remove the plastic mounting nut from the front of the ignition module.

    Pull the ignition module out of the back of the grill faceplate.

    Disconnect the igniter wires from the ignition module.

    Remove the ignition module.

    Remove the nut that holds the module in place.

    Remove the nut that holds the module in place.

    Remove the module.

    Remove the module.

  4. 04.

    Install the new ignition module

    Remove the igniter button and plastic mounting nut from the new ignition module.

    Connect the igniter wires to the new ignition module.

    Position the ignition module on the grill faceplate.

    Install the plastic nut on the front of the ignition module.

    Connect the wires.

  5. 05.

    Reinstall the battery

    Insert the battery in the new ignition module.

    Install the igniter button on the front of the ignition module.

  6. 06.

    Restore the gas supply

    Open the valve on the propane gas tank.

Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.

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