How to Replace a Gas Grill Ignition Module


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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.

Repair difficulty:
Time required:

Less than 15 min.

Parts Required

  • Ignition module

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Work gloves

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.


 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.

Replacing a Gas Grill Ignition Module

Step 1: 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.

Shut off the gas.

Step 2: Remove the battery

Remove the igniter button and pull out the battery.

Remove the battery.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: Reinstall the battery

Insert the battery in the new ignition module.

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

Step 6: Restore the gas supply

Open the valve on the propane gas tank.