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Outdoor Grill Ignition

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  • How does an OG light
  • Does an Outdoor Grill spark
  • Should you hear clicking when lighting
  • OG not lighting
  • Why hold knob to light
  • Outdoor Grill (OG) hot surface ignitor

Answer:

To light the grill burners:

  1. Open the grill hood completely. Do not attempt to light the grill with the hood closed.
  2. Open the gas supply shut-off valve.
  3. Push in the burner control knob and verify that the hot surface ignitor glows.
    • The hot surface ignitors are found below the burner grates inside the flash tubes.
    • The rotisserie ignitor is found on the rear panel next to the rotisserie burner.
  4. Once the glow is verified, push in and turn the knob counterclockwise to the HI position.
  5. Hold the knob in for five seconds.
    • Depending on which burner you are attempting to light, a flame will be visible under the briquettes or on the rotisserie or sear burner.
  6. Once the flame is visible, release the knob.
  7. If the burner fails to light within five seconds, turn knob to the OFF position, wait five minutes, and repeat the lighting procedure.
    • There may be a popping sound when the burners are first lit, this is normal.
  8. Close the hood and allow the grill to preheat until the desired temperature is shown on the thermometer.

If an Outdoor Gas Grill (OG) or BBQ Grill does not light within approximately ten seconds, turn the knob off and refer to Outdoor Grill Ignition Troubleshooting.

If no electrical supply is available or if the hot surface ignitor will not light the grill burners, the burners can be lit manually using a long lit match or BBQ lighter.

To manually light the grill:

  1. Open the grill hood completely. Do not attempt to light the grill with the hood closed.
  2. Open the gas supply shut-off valve.
  3. Push in and turn the burner knob counterclockwise to the HI position.
  4. Hold the knob in for five seconds.
  5. Insert a lit match held by the lanyard (found in the drip tray) or BBQ lighter through the burner grates and near the top of the flash tube. A flame will be visible under the briquettes.
  6. Once the flame is visible, release the knob.
  7. If the burner fails to light within five seconds, turn knob to the OFF position, wait five minutes, and repeat the lighting procedure.

For further information, see the Use and Care Guide.

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