Weber Gas Grill Won't Light?
My Weber gas
grill won't light. What could be the reason?
If you can light the Weber gas grill with a
match you may have an ignition switch problem. Check
your igniter switch. Is it making a clicking
noise? If the igniter does not click, it is not aligned
correctly with the gray rocker switch. To align
it, remove the control panel (consult your owner's manual
Once the control panel is removed, check the position of the
igniter. It should be
tightly secured with the lock nut in the
smaller hole of the keyhole frame. If the igniter has
clips on the sides, rather than a lock nut, make
sure it is completely “snapped" into place. If the
igniter is aligned properly, make sure the control panel
is not loose. There should be two fasteners holding the
panel in place.
Next, check to see if
the Weber gas grill igniter wires are loose. The white and
black wires should
be secured at both
ends. Then check the position of the metal tab protruding
from the cookbox where
the white wire
attaches. This tab must be 45 degrees away from the
cookbox to avoid a shorted circuit.
Finally, very humid or
rainy weather can cause moisture to collect on the end of the
probe and make the Weber
gas grill igniter unable to spark. To remedy this condition,
light the Weber gas grill grill with
a match. The heat from
the grill will warm the probe and should fix the problem.
If you cannot light the
Weber gas grill with a match you probably have a gas flow
problem. Have you cleaned
your burner tubes recently? It is very important that the
portholes of the burner tubes are
clear of any blockage. If the gas flow is
restricted, the igniter will struggle to light. To clean
your tubes, brush the portholes with a steel wire
brush in an up and down motion. This cleaning should be
part of your routine maintenance.