Rotary stove igniter problem

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  1. BigCor

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    hi there, I'm wondering if this part wears out over time. We are having trouble lighting the stove with this knob. I can see that the igniters are sparking, but I don't know if the sparks should be more robust.
    Is there potentially a different issue that I should be looking at?
    Thanks in advance!
    Cory
    Oh and before I get any jokers saying to check that I haven't run out of gas, it works fine once I get my lighter.
     
  2. NYDutch

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    I replaced our unreliable rotary "bang, bang" igniter with an electronic push-button igniter using a replacement kit I found in the BBQ grill section at Walmart for less than $20. Now we have a stronger spark and no annoying noise.
     
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    Was the kit for a bbq? I'm very interested, and what a great idea! Thanks for the reply
    Cory
     
  4. NYDutch

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    This is the kit I bought at Walmart, although the price has gone up slightly since I got it a couple of years ago. It comes with the electrodes for three burners, but I just used the existing electrodes from the rotary setup.

    Onward Grill Pro Universal Electronic Igniter
     
  5. Luvtheroad

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    I have the same problem but decided it was easy enough to just keep a bbq lighter beside the stove to light the burners.
     
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    My wife has arthritis that makes operating a BBQ lighter painful. Just pushing the igniter button makes it easier for her to use the stove.
     
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    The Universal Electronic Ignitor Kit is not expensive, though I only use a bbq lighter for now.
     

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