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Old 02-19-2022, 10:57 AM   #1
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New Blackstone Griddle won't start with igniter...

...it starts with lighter and heats up to almost 600deg. I have repositioned igniter wiresbiver holes, etc.. This is happening on BOTH burners.
Any ideas. I assume its an igniter component problem.This is brand new and trying to season it.
BTW...its a 22 dual burner tabletop running on camping Coleman propane tanks.
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Old 02-19-2022, 11:04 AM   #2
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My BBQ igniter needs a battery to operate.
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Does the igniter spark at all? On my Blackstone 22 the igniter is built into the control valve mechanism. I find that I have to turn it on slightly for a second or two to get gas flowing, then turn it off and back on for the igniter to work.
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Does the igniter spark at all? On my Blackstone 22 the igniter is built into the control valve mechanism. I find that I have to turn it on slightly for a second or two to get gas flowing, then turn it off and back on for the igniter to work.
This^^^^

Additionally, sometimes the ignitor gets banged around and the little part next to the burner may get too close or too far away..... just bend it until you see a spark bouncing off the burner.
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Old 02-19-2022, 12:35 PM   #5
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Starting my 17" blackstone with the igniter is a crap shoot...sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I usually turn the control knob to let the propane run for a few seconds before engaging the igniter. That seems to work sometimes. But, I always have the trusty long handle lighter nearby, just in case.
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...it starts with lighter and heats up to almost 600deg. I have repositioned igniter wiresbiver holes, etc.. This is happening on BOTH burners.

Any ideas. I assume its an igniter component problem.This is brand new and trying to season it.

BTW...its a 22 dual burner tabletop running on camping Coleman propane tanks.

Thanks


Can you see igniter sparking?
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Yeah...I can see spark.
I've moved the little igniter wire all over the place and I can get it to light maybe a third of the time. Aboutbas good as I can get.
Guess I won't worry about it and simply use a lighter. Ain't worth returning for this.
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Mine always has a problem starting, right after changing the bottle. It takes a while for the propane to flow through it to get it going.
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My 22" takes a couple of tries sometimes and I always have to light the right hand burner first or the left will not light. I have a 36" at home any of the four burners usually light on the first try. Both are Blackstone don't know what the difference is.
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Yeah...I can see spark.
I've moved the little igniter wire all over the place and I can get it to light maybe a third of the time. Aboutbas good as I can get.
Guess I won't worry about it and simply use a lighter. Ain't worth returning for this.
The key is to get the wire as far away from the burner as you can and still see a spark across. Additionally, I would try turning off the propane then back on SLOWLY and giving the propane a couple of seconds on before making the spark
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Turn bottle on for 1 munter before attempting to start and see if that works.
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My 22-inch Blackstone usually fires up with the igniter but every once in a while, it likes to play games with me, and I need to use another source to light it. Never figured out what the problem was but thankfully it only happens rarely.
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