The igniter kit met all expectations. As a Weber product, it was easy to install because of the directions provided. Worked first time like a champ. I appreciate Home Depot making the product more affordable.
Pros: Easy to Assemble
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10 year old Weber, going strong with replacement parts.
Was an exact replacement. Installment took about 15 minutes. It is important that you get the right igniter for your grill. I have an older unit that takes the Black push button replacement. Newer models take the red button. I was able to order this older version on-line at HD as the store only stocked the newer (red button) model.
I purchased a new ignitor at the same time as I was replacing the regulator vavlve and hose since I noticed thatthe gas catcher was pretty well worn. Like all Weber replacement parts, the ignitor is fairly easy to install if you just follow the printed directions. One challenge I noted with the new style ignitor button on my older model Genesis Silver grill was the addition of threads to the shaft of the ignitor. My older model ingitor slid into the hole in the frame and lined up with two tabs on the shaft. The new version has a threaded shaft that should slide into the hole in the frame and be secured with a nut (included). However, the threads make the shaft too wide for the older model Genesis. I ultimately was able to "thread" the shaft into the grill frame but of course this destroyed the threads and made the nut impossible to screw on.
My Weber grill is about 13 years old and the metal around the old igniter wasted away, causing the igniter to become loose. The cost of a new igniter was a bargain and installation took less than 5 minutes.
you list the igniter as the one for the Spirit when in fact it is not the right one for that grill. I am not going to waste my time and gas returning it for the correct igniter. It's just a shame to spend that kind of money on a grill and have an igniterloose and not fitting very well.
I purchased my Weber Genesis Silver Grill at Home Depot in 2001. The igniter finally stopped working after 11 years of use. I had to replace my old igniter because the shield box & spark point were severely corroded. The instruction manual had very straight forward & easy to follow instructions for replacing these parts. As recommended by some previous reviews that I read, I kept the old igniter button & just replaced the spark box & wires. Now the grill works like it did when I first bought it !!!
This kit replaces the igniter on my circa 1994 Weber Genesis Grill. The old sparker still worked, but the propane trap (the rectangle in the picture) had almost completely eroded, so it was very hard to light. The new part from Target is an original Weber part. It is easy to install despite the old part being in place for 17 years. Kudos to Weber for their original design that is not impacted by heat and corrosion as far as replacement goes. The detailed instructions are easy to follow, and in fact, one could do it with no instructions. No tools were required, as there was only one nut to undo and it turned by hand (again - this was in place for 17 years of use).
this piece replaces my original igniter that was purchased in 1998. SO 14 years for the same igniter is great!!
Pros: Easy to Assemble
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Review 20 for Igniter Kit
switch is sticking
PostedMay 24, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
I had to replace my old igniter because the shield and spark point were corroded. Unfortunately the new switch sticks in the down position. If it does not fix itself soon, I will put my old switch back in but keep the new wires and shield. The lesson here is to keep all the old stuff until you know the new parts are working.