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How to Replace a Spark Control Module on a Gas Grill

Friday, May 27, 2016
by James Savage

How to Replace a Spark Control Module on a Gas Grill

 

 
 
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This step-by-step guide shows how to replace an electronic spark control module on a gas grill. The spark control module connects to the igniter electrode that arcs to light the gas. If the igniter won't spark, the electronic spark control module could be the problem. If the electronic spark control module fails, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part from Gas Grill Warehouse. 

Repair difficulty:
     
Time required:

Less than 15 min.

 

Parts Required

  • Gas grill spark control module

Tools Required

  • Adjustable wrench

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Instructions

 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.

Step 1: Shut off the gas supply

Close the shut-off valve on the propane gas tank. or at the meter for Natural Gas

 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

Twist off the ignition knob and pull out the battery, noting the which end goes in first so you reinstall it the same way.

Remove the battery.

Step 3: Remove the spark control module

Using a 20 mm wrench, remove the nut holding the spark control module to the faceplate. 

Pull the spark control module out from the back of the grill faceplate.

Step 4: Disconnect the wires

Disconnect the wires from the spark control module.

Disconnect the igniter wire.

Step 5: Attach the wires to the new spark control module

Connect the wires to the new spark control module and push it into place from the back of the faceplate.

Step 6: Connect the wires to the new module

Secure the spark control module in place, using the mounting nut. Insert the battery in the housing, making sure the terminals are oriented correctly. Twist on the cap.

Step 7: Restore the gas supply

Open the valve on the propane tank  or natural gas line to restore the gas supply. Test that the grill lights properly.