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Charmglo BBQ. Can't light. Igniter does not work.

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Posted 2013-09-16T16:17:47+0000  by Barbie Barbie

While I don't think Home Depot carries many CharmGlow replacement parts, they do have some universal ignitors on (click back there) and in the stores in the Garden department's grill section.

Posted 2013-09-16T21:29:25+0000  by Paul

Howdy Barbie,


Welcome to The Home Depot Community


Some grills have push button (piezo-electric) igniters and others are battery powered. If you have the battery type, try replacing the batteries first. What you need to find out is if you are generating a spark in the igniter unit.


The igniter is going to be near one (or several) of the burner(s). Some grills have independent ignition, some have a single igniter. If you have independent ignition and none of the burners will light then you have a faulty button or the wiring is bad. You might have to get these parts replaced.


If you have independent ignition and one of the burners will not light, or you have a single igniter and none of them will light, you probably have something clogging that igniter. Pull off the cooking grates and barrier to get down to the burner. Locate the affected igniter and push the button. You should see a spark. If the igniter is clogged, carefully clean it out and test it again. If there is nothing clogging the igniter then you need to inspect the wiring.


Happy Barbecuing,

Posted 2013-09-16T21:29:33+0000  by Dave_HD_OC


Try pouring gasoline in the grill and dropping wooden matches in stand close and look at the burners from above to see if they started

Posted 2013-09-21T20:22:32+0000  by ctluke
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