Dynasty BBQ Grill – Video Help – Replace Infrared Rotisserie Burner And Control Valve Assembly.

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Infrared Rotisserie Replacement Burner installation instructions and tutorial video:

When the Jade Corporation was manufacturing Dynasty barbecues grills and Jenn Air appliances, these brand names became famous for longevity determined by intelligent design and high quality fabrication materials.   When the Jade Corporation stopped doing business the brand names were sold and other barbecues were given these names as a way of disguising the actual manufacturers of the appliances and barbecues.   The actual barbecue grills manufactured by the Jade Corporation were branded Dynasty which were extraordinarily well fabricated for their time.  Thousands and thousands of these original Dynasty bbq grills are still in use today two decades after Jade stopped manufacturing the appliances — and the replacement parts.

We still have the responsibility of providing barbecue grill replacement parts so we have experimented with a wide array of grill parts from other brands and models of barbecue as a means of replacing control valves, ignition assemblies, burners, knobs, and in this instance the infrared rotisserie back burner.

This Dynasty barbecue grill model has a back wall that is completely removable with a few bolts which allows us beautiful access to the inner infrared rotisserie burner and the gas line connection to the burner.

Rotisserie burner in Dynasty is completely ruined, needs replacement.

Rotisserie burner in Dynasty is completely ruined, needs replacement.

From inside the barbeque we can see this particular rotisserie burner has not aged well.   Our sample grill comes from a condominium community and public-use appliances rarely get treated as well as a BBQ grill that has been adopted by a family.   When we took in this orphan the lower H burners still burned great but it does not appear anyone ever thought about using the infrared burner!

Dynasty rotisserie orifice attached to infrared burner with elbow adaptor

Dynasty rotisserie orifice attached to infrared burner with elbow adaptor connected to gas control valve.

Once the back wall has been removed we can easily see the infrared rotisserie burner is bolted through the back wall of the Dynasty gas grill.    On the far right side, the corrugated stainless steel gas hose is anchored to the infrared burner with a multi-threaded elbow attachment.   The elbow attaches the gas line to the infrared rotisserie burner with a gas orifice installed inside the burner.

Although we will find replacing the burner a lot easier when the gas line connection and the orifice elbow can be salvaged and attached to the new infrared rotisserie burner, this is not what we are working with in this poor mistreated model.    In addition to serious rust and corrosion to the steel sections of the infrared burner venturi, the brass of the orifice elbow is also corroding.

Dynasty elbow and orifice in rotisserie burner seen from inside BBQ grill.

Dynasty elbow connection and orifice in rotisserie burner seen from inside BBQ grill because infrared burner is totally smashed.The entire ceramic section of the burner has completely broken away so we are able to see the rusted corroded connection of the damaged rotisserie burner to the elbow and orifice which should only be visible from inside the back wall!

We are going to need to unscrew the orifice and elbow in order to remove the burner.  Obviously in the tutorial video instructions shown above, we replaced this with another orifice elbow but if you are able to keep your orifice and elbow, just get the burner out and keep your connections for the new burner.

Dynasty rotisserie burner with new elbow and orifice.

Dynasty rotisserie burner with new elbow and orifice. Note the small nut and bolt holding the infrared back burner to the wall of the grill.

Note the new elbow attachment connects the gas line to the burner and the orifice is in the tip with a lot of extra room for the fuel to pull in oxygen as the fuel pressurizes the burner.  Yes, it is supposed to be like this.   Also, note the bolt which is just in front of the orifice — this is the bolt and nut we used to support the infrared burner in the back wall of the grill.   We used a short bolt so the physical size does not affect oxygen and fuel flow into the burner.

Infrared rotisserie burner installed in Dynasty bbq grill burning red flame.

Infrared rotisserie burner installed in Dynasty bbq grill does not have thermocouple or safety valve. Burner heats quick and hot.

Once we have a gas line attached with the proper new infrared burner we are ready to turn on the new infrared rotisserie burner.   Most barbecue grill rotisserie valves have a safety valve solenoid with a thermocouple which is designed to only allow gas flow when heat is detected.   This safety feature ensures gas will cease to flow to the rotisserie if the flames blow out — important in a fireplace and in fire pits but expecting a rotisserie infrared burner to blow out ….  With several decades experience to draw from I have never seen this or spoken with anyone who has experienced this safety problem possibility.   Fortunately for this installation the Dynasty infrared rotisserie burner gas controls are connected to a simple valve instead of a safety valve assembly.

With the simple gas control valve connected through the orifice into the burner, the new infrared burner works perfectly in the Dynasty gas grill.

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Convert Weber Genesis 330 BBQ Grill To Use Propane or Natural Gas.

 

What is Odd is the editor for this tutorial video had some “problems” with our shots and written instructions.  The result you will notice is some slowed shots but the strangest thing for me is the mispronunciation of the word “valve”.   I did not have them change the voice-over because it would have added a lot of down-time waiting to have the video back and I’m hoping you, the viewer will be able to tell what we’re looking at well enough to receive the support you need for your Weber Genesis 330 model fuel conversion.

If you do have additional questions or need and assistance, contact us anytime with any question.

While most online “stores” Never see, Never touch, Never know anything about the products listed for sale on their web pages (the obvious trend is web sites selling various products which are stocked by import companies who also ship for hundreds of different web-sites who all pretend to be actual professional companies when they’re only telephone answering services) we have been working on gas barbecues, fireplaces, fire pits, and other gas appliances for 3 decades.  We stock our own inventory because we use this inventory on a daily basis.

We work on gas barbecues, grills, smokers, fireplaces and fire pits and there is No Question we cannot help support and provide answers based on 3 decades of training, formal education and hundreds of thousands of on-site experiences!

weber genesis 330 with 4 burners burning propane or natural gas

Genesis 330 models have 4 burners inside the firebox and one side burner range on the side shelf. Controls are in front of the barbecue.

Like converting the type of fuel used in any barbecue grill, converting Weber barbecue grills is not difficult.    As with any gas appliance the essential parts to be changed are the same.  Fuel conversion means changing the in-coming gas connection, changing the regulator for liquid propane or natural gas and then changing each orifice for the type of fuel being regulated.

Getting to the orifices in a Genesis 330 model is typically easier than you probably suspect.   With the cooking grates and flavorizer shields out of the barbeque we are looking at the pipe burners installed front to back.   The control valves and orifices are inside the front control panel so we will need to slowly unscrew the 4 bolts in the very back because these 4 bolts lock in the 4 burner pipes.  We need the burners out of position so we can reach through the inner firewall to remove the orifices as shown in the instructional video above.

unscrew burner bolt to remove Weber Genesis burner

Unscrew burner bolt to remove Weber Genesis burner carefully because the bolts and/or cast aluminum fire box can be easily damaged.

Please Note:  My own experience with these Genesis and Spirit  models from after 2010 is that the level of quality is Far Below those Weber models manufactured when the Weber-Stephens family still owned and controlled the company.  Many times we have unscrewed the burner-bolts only to have the bolt or the threaded aluminum casting crack.  Even expecting weakness and using lubrication, moving slow, cleaning away dirt and grease build-up, Every Single One of these 4 bolts Broke as we slowly unscrewed them to slide back the burner pipes.  Every One Broke!

The image Above shows a heat-resistant liquid welding glue type product to essentially glue the bolt in place.    With the bolt not completely sunk-in to the hole we made sure that 1 — the notch in back of the  burner fit on the bolt so the burner could not be moved and the burner would be perfectly straight and — 2 — the burner is raised about a half-inch so we will be able to twist-lift the pipe burner to still remove the burner if we ever need to remove or replace the pipe burner.

Slide Weber Genesis burner out of way to access orifice in control valve.

Slide Weber Genesis burner out of way to access orifice in control valve. Burners can be partially removed to avoid dislodging the ignition electrode.

Once the burners are out of the way we can access the orifices from inside the barbecue firebox as you can see in this picture.   Also in this image we see the burners were not totally removed.   We prefer to work this was because only moving the burners enough for them to be out of the way means we do not have to remove the ignition electrodes which are clipped to the burner pipe.

Although the Weber igniter electrodes are easy to remove and replace, in a barbeque like this one that is several years old, it is possible the steel tabs that bend to hold the electrode tightly into the groove of the support bracket made be dirty and weak enough to break.  In a well-used Weber model like this one, it is easy to access the orifices and valves without opening up a possibility we’ll damage the electrode attachment in the process.

Weber original orifice and replacement orifice for fuel conversion

Although slightly different, both orifices demonstrate the need for thread sealant and function well in LP and NG fuel conversion.

Once we move the burners we will unscrew the old orifices and thread-in the New Orifices.  The orifices Need “pipe-dope” which is a putty sealant available in any hardware store.  The orifices used as replacements look and feel different.  Just ass you may notice the originals have a lot of putty gas sealant on the threads, the new orifices will also need gas sealant on the threads.

Please remember we are threading brass into aluminum and both metals are soft.  We can easily damage the valve and orifice with very little strength.  The threading Must Be Sealed so fuel only flows through the hole in the orifice so allow the sealant putty to do the work, tighten the orifices without over-tightening and watch the valve-orifice-burner union for awhile after the initial conversion to check your work.

Weber Spirit Genesis valve orifice slides into pipe burner

Weber Spirit and Genesis valve orifice slides into pipe burner to limit NG or LP gas flow in end shared with air shutter adjustment sleeve.

As we see in this image — and video above — we’ll slide the burners back onto the tip of the valve after replacing the gas orifices in the end of the control valves.  The air shutter adjustment will be different for NG as for LP because LP is a vaporized liquid whereas NG distribution allows some oxygen in the fuel.  It is not necessary to remove the steel plate under the control panel Shown In This Image but making these minute air shutter adjustments is a lot easier without removing the burner pipe over and over while testing the flame.

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Weber Genesis Spirit Summit Side Burner Range Converted for LP or NG

Weber Genesis Spirit Summit all have the same Side Burner Range design so all models are easy to Convert to use liquid propane or natural gas.

As we can see in the tutorial video above the side burner range is the easiest burner to convert.   The orifice is accessible without taking anything apart and this makes the orifice easy to access, change and replace. Fortunately, All Weber side burner range top burners have been this same design in All Genesis, Spirit and Summit models so these are All Usually The Simplest Part of Any Fuel Conversion.

The Weber Genesis 330 side burner and orifice is exactly the same as the Genesis 320 model which is the same as the Spirit 320 model and exactly the same burner design as the Summit models.

Weber LP tank scales should always be used for safety with all models

Weber LP tank scales should always be used for safety with all Genesis, Spirit and Summit models because the tank position, attachment and venting make this the safest location.

Once All the gas orifices have been changed we will also attach the new LP or NG connections to the connection inside the right door where the manifold extension is safely attached to the wall of the barbecue cart.

Tank Scale.

When Weber still owned Weber and still sold a fuel conversion kit for every Weber model of Genesis, Spirit, Summit, Vieluxe, etc and fuel conversion that was going to use a portable 5 gallon LP cylinder Had To Also Include a Tank Scale.

Although the tank scale is convenient by showing the level of remaining fuel by the weight of the tank the Real Reason the tank was considered mandatory by Weber and was specifically defined in Weber’s Safety Certification is Safety.

The tank scale bolts to the side of the barbecue right side wall and the immobilization of the tank makes it safer while also forcing the tank to be in a position away from the grease-drip pan that could cause a fire.   Weber no longer allows or supports or supplies fuel conversion parts so buying the tank scale is not enforced — but it is a Very Wise Idea to use the tank scale with a 20 lb LP cylinder.

Any fuel conversion for any barbecue is simple.  Although Weber makes this difficult, the process is still the same.  The actual replacement parts are available on the Weber grill parts page located at:

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Video instructions and written directions with pictures to explain how to remove and replace Weber Genesis and Spirit control valves in models manufactured after 2010.

Weber schematic to show bolt through valves attached to manifold pipe in front of BBQ fire box

Weber schematic to show bolt through valves attached to manifold pipe in front of BBQ fire box

As we can see in this clip from the Weber schematic, Genesis and Spirit models manufactured after 2010 have the control valves in the front of the fire box.    This specification view shows the valves installed across the front of the fire box and attached to the manifold pipe where incoming fuel is distributed to the valves.

This video shows accessing removing and replacing these Genesis and Spirit model Weber control valves:

Although it is not necessary to remove the control panel to replace the Weber control valves, we did so for the video so the camera could see what we were doing.   Unlike previous models these new Spirit and Genesis models have a cover plate under the control panel and we do need to remove this to remove the bolt into the valve from the bottom of the manifold pipe.

weber genesis spirit control valve on manifold with orifice

Weber control valve attached to manifold pipe with replacement orifice and original.

Always make sure fuel is off and disconnected when working on the barbecue grill.

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As shown in the tutorial, with the control valves unbolted from the manifold pipe, the control valve will not be removed from the controls because the stainless steel pipe burner is in the way.   The Weber Genesis and Spirit pipe burners slide onto the control valve inside the control panel.  In the back of the fire box the burner slides over a ridge designed into the cast aluminum of the fire box.  A single bolt into the cast aluminum fire box stops the burner from simply lifting up and sliding off the valve.

Back bolt can be loosened to release burner with or without removing bolt.

Back bolt can be loosened to release burner with or without removing bolt. Be Careful Not To Break Bolt Or Aluminum Casting!

The mounting bolt in the back of the fire box can be removed to slide the burner up and back but the bolt does not have to be completely removed — which helps with not misplacing the bolts!   With the bolt unscrewed a few turns the burner can be rotated and lifted up.  Once the burner is lifted straight up in back the burner can be slid back so the front air shutter slides off the control valve orifice.  The ignition electrode is clipped to the burner so we will typically just slide the burner into the fire box and then lie it down without removing the electrode.  No point in making more work.

Please note — about half the time we have worked on used Weber Spirit and Genesis models manufactured after 2010 with the controls in front as shown here, the bolts and/or casting has cracked and broken.    Several times the simple act of very slowly unscrewing this burner bolt will cause the bolt or the cast aluminum to break so be careful.  Fortunately the burner will install and stay in place without the bolt if necessary.

Weber schematic burner slides onto control valve and orifice

Weber schematic. Burner slides through fire box and onto control valve and orifice. Burner can slide off valve without removing burner or igniter electrode to access orifice and valve.

To remove the control valve after unscrewing the lower bolt through the bottom of the manifold, we need to unscrew the back burner bolt and lift up the back of the burner to make room to slide the burner back so the front of the burner slides off the control valve orifice inside the control panel.    With the burner out of the way, the valve will lift off the manifold pipe.   As shown in the Weber schematic, we do not need to remove the burner from the barbecue fire box; we slide the burner into the fire box and then lie it to the side to clear the valve.  Although it is not a lot of work to unclip the electrode and then re attach the ignition, there is nothing to gain by creating extra work.

From inside the fire box we see the burner slides onto the orifice and valve.

From inside the fire box we see the burner slides onto the orifice and valve.

This image shows our point of view as though we are inside the barbecue grill firebox looking at the control valve inside the control panel, attached to the manifold gas pipe.    The tip of the valve is the orifice which is where the air shutter in the front of the pipe burner slides on to the control valve.   Gas flows through the restricted opening of the orifice into the section of the burner that is open to allow air to be pulled into the burner to mix with the fuel so the fuel burn properly mixed emitting through burner ports.

Control valve bolts through Weber manifold pipe

Control valve bolts through Weber manifold pipe

Since 2010 when the Spirit and Genesis BBQ models suffered more changes than any other combined period of time in Weber history these control valves are installed across the front of the fire box just like a lot of more common barbecue models.

Majestic Grill Parts stocks barbecue grill replacement parts, repairs barbecues and ships replacement barbeque parts all over the world.  Without making any kind of a judgement call I can honestly say we sell more of the control valves for post-2010 models than we ship control valves used in the 30 years of models preceding these new designs by Weber.  Even though these models have existed for a very short period of time compared to the total decades of Genesis and Spirit models, the control valves mounted on the right side of the fire box are needed for repairs A Lot Less than these new front-mounted bolt through control valves.

Consumer demand is what led to this blog post tutorial to help with the control valves being replaced.

Majestic Grill Parts hopes this has been useful for your own repairs.  In these images we’re showing a lot of new parts on clean surfaces but this is not the case when repairing used barbeques.  Please Always Make Sure To Clean The Maniofld Pipe And Check The Valve Gasket Seals Above And Below The Manifold Pipe.  One single speck of dirt can cause a dangerous gas leak so please clean the manifold before reinstalling a new valve and leak check the valve before use.

Just like adjusting the air shutter on the burner, checking for leaks means reassembling the entire barbecue and attaching the fuel connection Before reinstalling the cover plate under the control panel.  Install the cover Plate After adjusting the air shutter and checking the control valve for any leaks.

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Infinity BBQ Grill Control Valve Replacement With Ignition.

Although we’re using the Infinity gas barbecue grill model repair for this video, there are thousands of different barbeque grill models using clamp-on control valves.   A previous video and blog post explained how and why and when to replace this gasket.  Replacing the entire control valve is not much different.  Essentially with a clamp on control valve we simple loosen the clamp on attachment to remove the old valve and reverse the process installing the new control valve.  The really important part of the repair is checking the manifold pipe so there is not rust or dirt that will create a gap on the gasket to allow fuel to leak through the connection.

As shown here changing the control valve is generally very simple and is something most people would be able to figure out without instructions.  Usually the most difficult part of the process is getting the the control valve by removing the control panel.  There are almost as many ways of attaching the control panel as there are barbecues!    Feel Free To Contact Us If You Need Assistance With This!!

bbq grill control valve schematic manifold gasket burner air adjust ignition

This clip from a barbecue grill schematic shows the general assembled position of the gas manifold to the clamp on valve, through the orifice into the burner. We can also see the carburetor opening and the ignitor. With some minor differences is the type of orifice, type of burner, electrode placement, valve stem size, this is generally the same in every barbecue grill control panel.

We see this in the video and again in this schematic from a Turbo BBQ grill users manual.  In very general terms the in-coming natural gas or liquid propane fuel connection connects to a manifold pipe which then distributed pressurized fuel to some quantity of control valves.   Although there are control valves that thread into the manifold pipe and there are valves that bolt through the manifold pipe, this post is showing the most common control valve connection to the gas manifold which is the clamp-on valve connection.

In very general terms the assembly is generally the same everywhere.  At the tip of the control valve is the gas orifice which will slide into the end of the gas burner.  This front end of the barbecue gas burner is almost always designated as a carburetor.  Most BBQ burners have a sliding adjustment sleeve here so we can affect the amount of oxygen that mixes with the fuel as the fuel flows through the valve and out the tip of the limiting orifice to spray into the burner.  Oxygen is necessary in various amounts depending on the type of fuel and BTU rating and the type of burner.

gas bbq grill control valve clamp with gasket and micro switch igniter

Clamp on gas BBQ grill control valve with micro-switch ignition. We’re looking at the Red Gasket. These are commonly damaged and simple to replace. Always check when replacing a control valve — check the manifold pipe and the gasket because leaks can be deadly.

This photograph could be exactly the same valve as that is the schematic above.   The difference is the small black box installed above the valve stem on to the body of the control valve.  The ignition switch wiring connects to this box — the micro-switch — so the electrodes will automatically spark when ever the control knob is pressed-in which is necessary to turn the valve stem with the control knob.  We will often not even notice we do this because it is so common but the stem will not turn if it is not slightly depressed.  The micro switch can be designed in a multitude of designs but the designs all close a circuit when the knob is pressed-in so the module sends electricity to the ignition electrodes which seem to begin sparking and then stop sparking by magic.

On this particular control valve we have also installed an extra long orifice at the tip.  We also see this at the end of the video shown above.  We use this long orifice in the Infinity barbecue grill because we installed the infrared burner shown at the end of the video.  Infinity replacement parts are no longer available but we have matched up many other high-quality grill parts as Infinity BBQ replacement parts.  The original Infinity valve has a very long hood orifice as does this valve in this picture but the original Infinity valve was a thicker diameter which would not fit inside the venturi tube of the infrared burner.  For this reason, whenever we send someone a new infrared burner for an Infinity model we will also sed the long, thin gas orifice with the burner.  However, any size or type of orifice is fine as long as it is properly sealed against leaks and the hole drilled through the orifice matches the Safety Tested CSA Certified BTU levels.

Clamp-on barbecue grill control valve

This clamp on control valve is just an example of something slightly different. The clamp has a more versatile double bolt connection bracket and the orifice is a spud angled by 45 degrees because of how the manifold pipe is positioned. There is No Use Difference in the different types of valves. The difference is only based on how the manufacturer assembled their appliance and plumbing.

One other thing to note: The valve in this picture and in the video does not have installation screws on Both Sides Of The Clamp but the valve in the schematic does.  These valves with only one installation bolt clip to the body of the valve on one side.  Unfortunately, this limits the diameter of the manifold pipe.      I suspect and gas appliance repair technician will agree that we prefer the clamp on valve that ahas two bolts because that allows us to install the valve to any diameter manifold pipe.

When we replace any control valve, installing the control valve may include adjustments for movement, adjustments for the knobs to fit, orifice changes and some other small details but the Most Important Installation Details to check are making sure the valve is perfectly straight so the orifice is not extended into the burner at a slight angle and making sure the gasket is properly sealed.

When we’re replacing the valve, clean the manifold pipe as best as possible and make sure the control valve gasket is inside the clamp and is Not Damaged.  We need a tightly squeezed gasket between the manifold and the body of the clamp-on control valve.

Control Valve with ignition switch connected to igniter module

Control Valve with ignition switch connected to igniter module. As the valve stem is pressed in the module will spark against itself or will cause ignitor electrodes to spark when installed in the grill for an automatic ignition.

Once all the valves are installed, before replacing ignitor wires or attaching the control panel, turn on the gas connection to the manifold while All the control valves are turned off.   This ensures there is gas pressure between the manifold pipe and the valve.    With pressure turned on, pour soapy water over the control valve.  If the low pressure fuel is leaking at the gasket or elsewhere we will see the soapy water blowing bubbles which tells us we need to find and repair what ever is causing the leak.  Often one small pit of rust or a single grain of sand can cause the gasket to not seal properly.

Infinity Barbecue Grill Repair Parts. 

 Adjust Gas Flow Passing Through BBQ Grill Valve

Carburetor Oxygen Adjusted in BBQ Grill.

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Infinity gas barbecue grill models made something of a big splash many years ago but the company did not last very long.  Even though the Infinity barbeque’s had a lot of interesting features and benefits, once the company disappeared replacement parts for repairs became scarce…and then disappeared completely.

Infinity BBQ Grill Repair Parts

As gas grill repair technicians we have worked on many of the Infinity models and we have discovered many other barbecue repair parts that can easily be installed as replacements in the Infinity models.

This blog post shows instructions and tips with a repair video tutorial for replacing the ignition module and momentary switch in Infinity models.   For this particular grill repair, instead of installing the same 9v module we installed a different 9v module that is essentially the same product, serving the same function.  Although not necessary in this instance, we have had a lot of clients who did have a similar problem — modules needed to be replaced that were unavailable.

We specifically repaired this Infinity ignition assembly with a different module in order to show how simple it is to use a different module.

As we can see in the image below, once the Green Module is attached inside the Infinity control panel we have the stainless steel momentary switch button connected with the battery between.  Essentially, the Two wires coming off the 9volt battery connect one to the module and the other wire connects to the button.  The button also has 2 connections so one is connected to the battery and the other  to the module.

new igniter in Infinity barbecue grill

New ignitor module and momentary button wired to 9v battery drawer and wired to single ground and 3 ignition electrodes sparking inside grill.

Essentially the button acts like an interruption for the power to the module.  If we plug-in the two battery wires to the module directly, the module will spark against its own wire spade plugs until the battery runs dead.  By placing the button between the connection as an interruption, the electricity only moves through to the module while the button is held down.

In the Infinity, there is Not Usually A Button for the ignition because each of the control valves has a small micro-switch that serves the same function.

ignition module sparking because of control valve automatic switch

Several gas grills have a similar design with a switch on the valve. As the valve is pressed-in to turn on or off there is a steel connection so the interruption is bridged which causes the module to spark.

In this image the 2 wires that would be attached to the momentary-switch-button are connected to the switch on the control valve.   Although similar, Infinity valves only have One spade to connect one single wire to each control valve so the use is slightly different.  A single white wire jumps from valve to valve before connecting at the far end to a power converter.

When I can, I change the control valves or simply remove and change the micro-switch on each valve so there are 2 wire connectors.   I do this because the power converters do not survive well here in Florida with our humidity and allowing each valve to be a switch instead of each valve relying on the connection next to it can cause problems with a built in misdirection.   The single wire connection means there can be rust on a wire-spade connector that interrupts the momentary connection when an other valve is depressed.  Then we lose time identifying the problem because the far right valve seems to not cause the module to spark when the problem is rust on the far left valve or some other.

As we see in this image, when the switch is working properly the module connect the power from the battery and is strong enough to sit and spark just lying on a table without any electrodes connected.  Once the module is installed with a safe ground wire and clean electrodes plugged in, the sparks in this Infinity are sharp and reliable every single time.

Infinity sparking ignition electrode

After replacing the module and button and cleaning the steel tips of the electrode this grill ignition works like the day it came off the showroom floor!

As we saw in the video, we did not change the micro-switches on the valves or the valves.  All the replacing of parts will get expensive for the customer if not necessary.  Instead we used the hole where the light button would be installed to connect the stainless steel momentary.  This is very simple and very reliable.

Even with the Infinity manufacturing company unable to fulfill their obligations to their clients worldwide, the replacement parts for all the Infinity barbecue grill models are available and easily installed.

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Convert BBQ to LP or NG For Weber Spirit and Genesis Models After 2010.

by grillrepair August 18, 2016

Weber Spirit and Genesis models since 2010 have the control knobs across the front of the firebox which is different from any of the Spirit or Genesis models in previous decades.  This change means the burners are totally different, control valves are different, knobs, orifices, supports, architecture….Everything about these Weber models is different from previous [...]

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Replace Valve and Igniter In Turbo STS and Jenn Air BBQ Grill Models

by grillrepair June 21, 2016

This particular flame thrower control valve is no longer available so we have had to fabricate another replacement valve and a new ignition design as shown in this instructional video. The reason this ignition design works so well is because the firewall that separates the control valves from the heat inside the fie box has [...]

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Repair Ignition In OCI BBQ Grills With New Electrode, Cross-Over and Collector Box.

by grillrepair April 10, 2016

If you have an OCI gas barbecue grill you have probably already discovered the company that created these incredible barbecue grills is back to one single person trying to keep up with everything and not succeeding.   Although I am a Huge fan of the grills, dealing with Outdoor Concepts, Incorporated is a very trying [...]

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Repair OCI 26 BBQ Grill With Video Instructions To Replace U Burners.

by grillrepair March 23, 2016

This instructional video shows the burners in an Outdoor Concepts, Inc. — OCI — barbecue grill being replaced even though burners for these models are not available from OCI.  Hopefully availability from OCI will change but whether OCI makes repair parts available or not, we still have to be able to repair the OCI gas [...]

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DCS Radiant Rod Trays Re-Install When Mounting Pins Break

by grillrepair March 18, 2016

Since Dynamic Cooking Systems barbecue grill models started using radiant rod trays for heat conduction, about two decades have passed.   Although this particular problem has not become an epidemic in these BG and BGA and BGB models it is a problem that will become more common as time passes because these barbecues — back [...]

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