Capital BBQ Grill Replacement Ignitor Module

The barbecue grill module is the part of the grill that generates a spark and sends the pulse of electricity to the electrodes in the grill. The electrodes look like miniature spark plugs and behave the same way spark plugs do when the module is working. The module usually does not have its own ground but grounds the electrical system where the electrodes connect inside the barbecue. This is why BBQs made from cast aluminum have an extra electrode wire coming from the module. Testing the module as in the explanation below and the video below can create a weak spark because of the absence of a ground connection when the module is installed and attached to the electrodes installed in place. The module is installed inside the control panel and is a simple part to replace.

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8241701

Replacement 9volt spark generator module for Capital Cooking Systems barbecue grill models. Battery and/or wiring plugs into module. The nine-volt module has 2 male electrode spade plugs and 2 larger male spades for the button wires.

Please Note: Capital Cooking Systems ignitor modules have been unavailable through Capital since Sept 2019. April 2020 the manufacturer discontinued both sizes. We Repair BBQ Grills so we use a similar module that works. If you desire add'l info contact us before ordering.

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Nine Volt Ignition Module used in outdoor gas grill models. Module mounts outside in front of barbecue and holds a nine volt battery. Momentary Button connects to this igniter module to trigger up to Four electrodes connected for rapid sparking ignition.

As above, our current inventory is the last of these modules. Soon these will be sold out and we'll all be switching the ignitor module to a similar, yet new, spark generator.

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Module Wiring Connections

Replacement module for Capital gas grills is 2 5/8 inches long without brackets for screws and is 3 1/2 inches long with the round screw holes. The module is 1 1/4 inch wide. As seen in this image the electrode wires plug right into the flat male spades. The male spade tabs for the ignition switch-button are wider than the electrode male spade connections.

See Below to see how to test the ignition assembly to determine if the ignitor modules needs to be replaced.

Does Your Module Need To Be Replaced?

If the ignition assembly is not working does that mean the Module is failing or does it mean the button is not working or is the electrode inside the barbecue not working?

We can simply unplug the electrode wires and push the ignition button to see if the module creates sparks. If the module does create sparks when the electrodes are unplugged but does not create sparks when the electrodes are plugged in then we know the problem is with the electrodes or the ground connection through the electrodes.

If the module does not spark then we remove the module and unplug everything. Then we plug in one of the button wires with the other end unplugged from the button-switch. On this other end, here we pushed in a raw metal piece of a wire and then touched the raw metal to the other button plug spade. This completes the circuit just as if the button were pushed.

At this point if the module works then we know the problem is with the button-switch. If the module does not spark then the module should be replaced.

Video Below Demonstrates the Process

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Instructions to Easily Test An Ignition Module For Any BBQ Grill.

Here we are closing the electrical circuit by connecting the 2 male spades that are normally plugged into the button. The Button interrupts the current when it is not pushed. Normally we use a screwdriver and lay it across the 2 male spade plugs but the Capital module spades are perpendicular to one another we cannot do that.

Instead we used the button wire and touched the tip to the other plug. On the left side of the module on the screen note one end of the wire is plugged-in to the module. We stuck a metal wire into the plug on the other side of the wire and touch it to the male spade plug on the module. This is the same as pressing the button but without the actual button so we can determine if the button or the module has failed.

Item Description Price Illustration
8241701

Replacement 9volt spark generator module for Capital Cooking Systems barbecue grill models. Battery and/or wiring plugs into module. The nine-volt module has 2 male electrode spade plugs and 2 larger male spades for the button wires.

Please Note: Capital Cooking Systems ignitor modules have been unavailable through Capital since Sept 2019. April 2020 the manufacturer discontinued both sizes. We Repair BBQ Grills so we use a similar module that works. If you desire add'l info contact us before ordering.

$80.

2


Free Shipping USA!
spark generation module
8307633

Nine Volt Ignition Module used in outdoor gas grill models. Module mounts outside in front of barbecue and holds a nine volt battery. Momentary Button connects to this igniter module to trigger up to Four electrodes connected for rapid sparking ignition.

As above, our current inventory is the last of these modules. Soon these will be sold out and we'll all be switching the ignitor module to a similar, yet new, spark generator.

$85.


Free Shipping Cont'l USA!!
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Usually when your barbecue will not light the problem is not the module but the electrodes -- and they are not usually broken. Because the electrodes are inside the barbecue grill they are sometimes hit by falling greases, marinades, dirt, seasonings, cleaning products, etc. Just like a dirty (fouled) spark plug in a car if the electrode has black soot from the gas flmaes or seasonings on the steel tip it will not be able to spark.

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Check the electrode tip and the area around the electrode and cross over tube and make sure there is a clean area for the spark to connect.

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Larger Module replacement has 4 spade outlets to connect up to 4 electrodes in the grill. As you can see in the video above the Capital module is fast and powerful -- much more powerful than its predessor at DCS. Using a separate button allows another part that can fail but failing modules and buttons are rare. Usually an ignition problem is the fault of dirty electrodes.

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