lynx gas grill replacement parts ignition glow electrode installation

Lynx Grill Parts — Field Service Lynx Glow Coil Ignitor.

by grillrepair on January 8, 2010

When replacing damaged burner ignitors for Lynx gas grills, theree are three kits available:

  • 90140 Lynx Igniter Service Kit 2 Burner.
  • 90141 Lynx Igniter Service Kit 3 Burner
  • 90142 Lyns Igniter Service Kit 4 Burner

Lynx Grills suggests replacing all burner igniters at one time and replacing the corresponding wiring provided with the kits.  Always use a licensed gas technician for gas grill maintenance and parts replacement.  Always unplug the unit before beginning any service and shut off the gas supply until the installation is complete and tested.

Fig. 1. Lynx igniter grill parts replacement

Fig. 1. Lynx igniter grill parts replacement

Lynx Glow Plug igniter kits come with:

  • Main igniter shields; 2,33 3 or 4 depending on the kit.  Each kit has one additional main burner kit for non-sear units.
  • ProSear Burner Shield, 1
  • Glo-Plug igniters; 2, 3 or 4 depending on the kit.
  • Wire assemblies to replace connectors to all Lynx grill igniters.
  • Screws and nuts to replace existing hardware that may have been damaged.
  • Dielectric grease for contacts.

Remove the old grill igniters.

  1. Remove the cooking grates, briquette trays,burners and the sear burner from the grill firebox.
  2. Remove the control knobs, then the control panel, disconnect the lights and set the control panel aside.
  3. Carefully remove the heat shield from behind the manifold and set it aside.
  4. Remove each igniter electrode by removing the screw.  Extra fasteners are provided if these get damaged during removal.

    Fig. 2. Lynx replacement electrode grill parts.

    Fig. 2. Lynx replacement electrode grill parts.

Installing the Burner Igniters and shields:

  1. New igniters have been provided that do not have the flat shield shown in figure one. Use only these igniters with the shields provided.
  2. Assemble the new igniters and burners\ shields to the grill as shown in figure two and three.
  3. Each burner shield has a side window for ignition.  The igniter also allows for some physical adjustment at the elbow.  Align each igniter and shield as shown in the photos.

Installing the sear burner igniter and shields.

  1. The Sear burner is unique and is shown in figure four.
  2. Assemble the igniter and sear burner shields to the grill as shown in figure four.
  3. Each sear burner has a bottom window for ignition.  The ignitor also allows for some physical adjustment at the elbow.
  4. The bottom of the shield should sit 1/4″ above the burner surface.  This final adjustment can be made once the prosear burner has been replaced.

    Fig 4. Lynx grill replacement parts igniter with sear zone burner.

    Fig 4. Lynx grill replacement parts igniter with sear zone burner.

Connecting the Wire Harness Assembly.

Each Kit contains wire assemblies which must be replaced during this installation.  Ensure all push-on connections are secure and apply di-electric grease prior to making each connection.

Illustrations below show wiring configuration for Lynx two-burner grills.  The three and four burner grills simply have an additional ignitor.  Second illustration shows the right connection for the rotisserie burner.

Lynx replacement grill parts burner and electrode wiring diagram

Lynx replacement grill parts burner and electrode wiring diagram

Steps:

Locate the existing black wire assembly that follows the manifold pipe and connects to each valve in a chain.  On the left end the wire assembly terminates into a blue female 1/4″ tab connector with an orange lead going back to the left hand  rotisserie igniter.  Remove and cut that black lead from the orange wire.  This will allow that secton to be replaced without the need to reroute the entire rotisserie harness.  The black lead to cut is clearly shown is illustration.

Lynx grill parts wiring diagram for rotisserie electrode installation.

Lynx grill parts wiring diagram for rotisserie electrode installation.

Install the black lead from the kit in combination with the orange lead as shown and attach it to each valve switch in the gas grill.  A connector has been provided.  Insulate connections and secure against grill manifold.

Locate the existing red wire assembly that follows the manifold pipe and connects to each igniter in a chain.  On the left end the wire assembly terminates into a red 3/16″ female tab connector.  Remove this wire and discard.

Install the red lead from the igniter electrode kit and attach it to the inlet 3/16″ spade connector, the rotisserie switch and each igniter in the gas grill.  Again secure the lead with the manifold.

Locate and replace each red lead from the valve connector to the remaining terminal of each igniter.  Each lead has one bare end that attaches to the igniter and one insulated end which fits snugly to the valve switch.

Testing and Assembly

  1. Before closing the front panel, test the electrical connections for proper function.
  2. Plug the grill back into an outlet and verify that it is working by testng the light switch.  Press each knob stem one at a time and check that the glow plug igniters are glowing brilliantly and operating correctly.
  3. Recheck all electrical wires, see that they are securely mounted and that all loose wires are contained.
  4. Reinstall the heat shield.
  5. Reattach the LED light cable and secyre the control panel in palce.
  6. Place the appropriate knobs back onto the valve stems.
  7. Inspect eack of the glow plug igniters to see that no wires came loose or that cmponents caused any of the igniters to lock in the on position.
  8. Install the buttons and knobs back onto the control panel of the Lynx gas grill.
  9. Turn the gas back on and test the ignition of the sear zone grill burner first.
  10. Check the remaining gas burners for proper lighting.  Note that the ignition shields can be manipulated at the elbow if necessary to provide better function.
  11. When satisfied, place the briquette trays and cooking grates back in the grill.

Your client’s Lynx gas grill is now ready for use with brand new ignitors.  Be safe.

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