Battery-Powered Gas Grill Igniter Instructions

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Battery-Powered Gas Grill Igniter Instructions
Battery-powered igniters light your gas grill instantly. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

Newer gas grills for outdoor barbecuing may be equipped with battery-powered ignition systems to light the burners. This system replaces the old Piezo igniter typically built into gas grills since the early 1980s. The Piezo system used a small electrical component similar to a spark plug to light the grill. Battery igniters throw a spark from an electrode mounted below one of the burners to achieve the same result. Push-button operation ensures fast, reliable ignition of your gas grill.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Replacement battery, typically size AA or AAA

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  1. 1

    Open the valve on the gas tank connected below your liquid propane grill. If you use natural gas, skip this step.

  2. 2

    Push in and dial the burner control knob to the "Light" or "Ignite" setting. The exact wording may vary depending on your gas grill model.

  3. 3

    Press the red igniter button on the front control panel to light the grill. On some gas grills, including Weber models, the igniter button is on the right side of the grill, mounted on the control shelf.

  4. 4

    Adjust the burner control knob to the desired heat setting. Pre-heat the grill for five minutes before cooking.

Tips and warnings

  • If the grill fails to ignite, try replacing the battery, which is typically installed under the control button. Unscrew the metal base of the button and remove it to access the old battery. Grills using this ignition system usually operate with either a size AA or AAA alkaline battery.

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