Stove Burner Electrodes
I'm wondering about the electrodes for my stove, an Atwood RV-2135 BGP. It's a 3 burner stove with a piezo-electric burner ignitor. Specifically I'm wondering about the electrodes: if they wear out, if they can be adjusted, are they replaceable?
From what I have been able to tell they cannot be purchased separately and are only provided as part of the burner assembly. Has anyone else found to the contrary? It also appears there is no end user adjustment mechanism.
In order to replace one of these electrodes, if even possible, it looks like a tiny clip around its base would have to be removed in order to get it out, then replaced on the new electrode. That seems like a difficult and risky proposition to attempt, and then, again, I have not been able to find replacement electrodes for this stove.
Photo attached, BTW.
While I know some of the tricks to make these finicky piezo ignitors work better such as covering the wires with electrical tape to eliminate arcing to the stove chassis, I'm wondering if the electrode tips get shorter with use and therefore create a larger gap the sparks have to traverse. I could see that reducing the effectiveness of the electrodes.
Hoping to reduce resistance and increase conductivity today I cleaned the underside of the burner lid in the area where the spark travels from the electrode. I also cleaned the tips of the electrodes. It's too soon to know for sure how much that's going to help.
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