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RhoZeta 01-10-2011 07:14 PM

Stove Electronic Ignition Conversion?
Looking to mod our Suburban stove, want to replace the clunky, loud, annoying, rotary turn knob piezo igniter for the stove top burners to an electronic type igniter.

I have a push button on my grill that uses a few AA batteries to light the flame bars, I am thinking why can't I do something like this to the stove top?

Not looking for the household stove auto ignition type setup, cost and complexity more than I want to deal with

Anybody else done this or similar?

I searched in the forum and could not find any articles on doing this.

donn 01-10-2011 11:20 PM

Don't see why not, except that you will need one for each burner and that could create an an issue. If you figure it out, please post a list of items purchased including part numbers and maybe some pictures of the finished project.

kalik282 01-11-2011 10:48 AM

Here's a "universal" kit for under $20...comes with 3 electrodes, but I don't see why you couldn't just use what's already in the stove. Just hook the existing electrode wires to the new electronic ignitor.

Grill Care Universal Electric Push Button Ignitor

cmptrkd 08-10-2011 10:50 AM


Did you ever do this mod? I did this in my Keystone Montana, I used a generic electronic igniter I bought at WalMart, and used the current electrode that mounts in the middle of the stove. I then made a tab I mounted on the back side of the original knob with a wire attached and when you turn the knob, that metal tab make a connection with another that actually initiates the spark. Nothing complicated...

I am picking up my new Sierra 365SAQ tomorrow. I know I want to make some sort of mod on that one as well, as the loud clunking one that's included on the stove is just plain stupid when they could integrate an electronic spark so easily.

RubenZ 08-10-2011 12:41 PM

Here is one from Amazon

dlhoppe 08-11-2011 09:03 PM

The 3-sparker kit at Walmart is only $17. You should be able to reuse your existing electrodes.

georgetown 08-11-2011 10:29 PM

I did this mod on our stove using a 3 burner BBQ igniter from home depot. I left the oven with it's original setup, since we don't use it much anyway. the ignition button was placed where the clunky was. The stove top burners work great this way and a lot less noisy. Would recommend this to anyone...your wife will love you for it.:)

MatthewJ 08-18-2011 10:48 AM

I'm doing this with my stove now but having trouble getting the sparker in the correct position to light the gas. It seems to be a 50/50 chance it will light.

Any ideas ?

dlhoppe 08-18-2011 10:58 AM

Yep, went through the same thing. Around the outside of the burner, there are little "V" shaped slots. You need to place the electrode tip right at the bottom of that "V". Once you get it right, it will light consistently first time, every time. The easiest way to do it is light the burner and look where the bottom of the flames start. That's where you want the tip.

See post #11 on this page:

MatthewJ 08-18-2011 11:49 AM

That's awesome, just what I need. I've surprised so many people are doing this.

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