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Igniter Switch Module

Igniter Switch Module

Model #G515-0017-W2A

  • This grill igniter switch fits multiple Char-Broil Commercial Series, RED, Quantum and Professional Series grills.
  • Includes two 26" connecting wires.
  • Does not include the electronic ignition module.
  • Please check your owner's manual to make sure this part will work with your grill.
  • Replaces part numbers G515-0017-W1A and G515-0017-W2

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    • Manufacturer: Char-Broil
    Igniter Switch Module is rated 1.8298 out of 5 by 47.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulty product This will be my third ignition switch within the last 12 months. The original and the replacements have all fallen apart very quickly. It's just poorly made plastic and doesn't hold up to even casual use. It's spoiling what otherwise seemed like a good grill. It's not expensive to replace, but the shipping costs, handling time, and time to install the replacement all add up to a major headache.
    Date published: 2014-09-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Now on our third switch! We're very happy with the grill itself, but their engineering dept. definitely needs to re-design this self-destructing switch! And yes, I've been in touch with their very courteous and impressively responsive customer care dept. about it. Part of the problem is that the plastic nut and threads don't only hold the switch in place, for which plastic would be fine, but also have to support the weight of the metal 'heat shield'. And if the nut is tight and the metal expands from the heat even fractionally, that would tend to snap the fragile plastic threads, which is maybe why they break so easily and so often (two so far, in short order!). I suggested to them that the shield be welded or screwed to the inside face of the broiler, but they should probably also make the igniter's housing and nut out of metal instead of plastic. OK, so maybe it would then cost twice as much ($10 instead of $5!), but we unhappy reviewers would STILL be way ahead dollar-wise, plus we'd all have been saved a whole lot of unnecessary aggravation!
    Date published: 2014-09-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Igniter Switch just falls apart This grill is great--no flare-ups, cooks well. However, the igniter switch just falls apart. One day it works and the next day it comes all apart. This is the second time I have replaced the switch in less than one year. Part cost $5.00 but with shipping and handling, gets rather expensive. Perhaps another company makes a better product.
    Date published: 2014-08-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from out of the box broken I bought the grill at home depot. Took 2 1/2 hours to put this thing together, only to find out the igniter button was broken. Im extremely upset, now home depot wants me to return the whole grill. No way im gonna put another one together.. reading all the reviews about the button is starting to make me think I made a bad decision.
    Date published: 2014-10-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from igniter switch doesn't work. I have come to expect igniter switches that stop working so I, after two years, ordered a replacement. Received in a timely manner, however, it still doesn't work. Not igniting, not even clicking. Thought that the actual iginters were rusty so i removed them and cleaned them up. Still no ignition. Now starting to think that the igniter that was sent was faulty. I'm frustrated.
    Date published: 2014-10-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Igniter is a piece of junk Love the grill but as I can see by the other reviews you still haven't fixed the darn problem. Next grill will be a Weber.
    Date published: 2014-11-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Third switch in 2 years. While I quite pleased with the grill, the switch just doesn't meet expectations. While the piece is not that expensive, the price adds up with the shipping. And its a pain to have spend the time and money to keep replacing it.
    Date published: 2014-10-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from not very reliable This is the second time I have had to replace the ignition switch. I don't think its well made. and I am tired of having to pay for the part and for shipping. I have also had to replace the in hood thermostat. In addition, there are no retailers that carry parts and waiting a week to ten days for delivery prevents me from using the grill.
    Date published: 2014-08-15
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    Can I also get a manual?

    Asked by: Juliet
    Please provide us with the model number for your grill and we will be able to help locate the manual for your grill. This model number should be on the rating label, on the back towards the bottom of the grill. The model number normally begins with 46. Follow this link for more information...
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2015-10-28

    Hello, My model bought at Home Depot Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared Burner 4 - T-4 (463 271 314). Please only broke the ignition button. Please, I wonder if the MODEL # G515-0017-W2A is for my model. Thanks Marcio Brunetto

    Asked by: marcio brunetto
    Model # G515-0017-W2A is the correct ignitor switch for your grill. Please contact your local distributors for Char-Broil products in your area.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2015-10-20

    Has this part been modified to a better quality yet? My Char Broil Tru-Infra, igniter button broke soon after I got the grill; I have to hand thread the pin-push button igniter thru hole in panel & hold, push to ignite. No other choice right now. HELP!

    Asked by: Ruffus
    I also need to replace the igniter switch but after reading of all the problems with its poor design, has anyone tried just getting a momentary type switch, like from Radio Shack, instead as long as it fits thru the hole?
    Answered by: Gaucho46er
    Date published: 2015-10-04

    how do you install a replacement igniter on the Char-broil Infrared grill?

    Asked by: JosephS
    This ignitor switch is held on in the back by a nut that can be unscrewed. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and provide us with the model number for your grill. We will be able to provide detailed installation information.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2015-10-02

    How much time is required to replace this part Igniter Switch Module Model #G515-0017-W2A? Do I have to remove the cover and side burner?

    Asked by: sgcoit
    The ignitor switch will just unscrew in the back. This does not take long to do. Give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2015-10-02

    Just bought the bbq tried to start it up no spark whatever , why.? Do i have to buy the ignition switch module also?

    Asked by: Sids
    We're sorry to hear this. Was a battery included with the grill? Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we will be able to best investigate this and help you to get up and grilling.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2015-10-02

    how is this installed?

    Asked by: boomer67
    This ignitor switch fits into the hole in the control panel and is held in place by a nut that screws onto the back of it.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2015-09-14

    after reading the reviews on the igniter switch, it's obvious that replacing my broken one will only result in another broken switch.  is there an upgraded part i can order for my T-47D?  or a 3rd party that makes a more durable part?

    Asked by: kernsey
    We're sorry to hear this. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 so that we can best assist with this and help you to get back up and grilling.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2015-10-02
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