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Glow plugs are becoming popular again after going out of production 10 years ago. As a previous blog post discussed Lynx just discontinued the glow plug repair kits in favor of forcing customers to buy hot-surface kits. The technology os the same but the glow plugs are mounted differently so they do not get bumped around at all. The glow plug monofilament is fragile when it is hot and can be easily damaged when in use or just following ignition. Take a look:
there is a bend just like the double prong arcing electrode Lynx used in 2006. The mounting bracket is the same as the lynx electrodes sine their 1998 inception. Instead of purchasing glow plugs — which are becoming more expensive now that Lynx discontinued them — many clients are using the battery powered module kit with the extra glow plugs and many Lynx users are also going back to the 2006 Lynx ignition system. In 2006 Lynx used a double prong electrode without a collector box which is the same electrode used by Solaire, Alfresco, TEC and Viking. These are perfect for infrared grills especially because the electrode is kept clean by the intense heat and there is no collector box to warp or rust.
Moving back to the older ignition system can be used with the 110v transformer and can be used with the “D” battery module or an all-in-one module that is one part that has the battery, button and module together. These all-in-one modules have never been a stock grill part for Lynx but the same idea can work by mounting in the control panel like the pre2002 Lynx barbecue models that had rotary knob modules.
Many people believe the igniter is always the first thing to break in any barbecue grill. Not true. However, batteries have to be changed and it is possible to get some grease and dirt to the electrode because it must be inside the grilling area. If we get inside the barbecue once or twice a year and clean off the steel posts of the igniter electrodes they will possibly last forever so long as we remember one well-placed drop of grease can foul the plug so it needs to be sprayed with a de-greaser.