How to Light a Jenn-Air Grill

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Jenn-Air is perhaps best known for making vented kitchen cooking appliances, but the company also licenses its name to Lowe's for a line of stainless steel propane and natural gas grills for outdoor use. These large grills are designed for serious outdoor chefs, with a grilling capacity on most models for up to 40 hamburgers at a time. Lighting one of these enormous grills may seem intimidating, but the process is not significantly different than lighting a tabletop gas grill at the local park.

Things You'll Need

  • Jenn-Air Grill
  • Propane tank or natural gas line connected to grill
  • Wooden grill matches or lighter
  • Open the valve on the top of the propane tank, or the valve to the nozzle of the natural gas line behind the grill, by turning counter-clockwise.

  • Push in and simultaneously turn the burner control knob clockwise to release a flow of gas to the grill burners.

  • Press the ignition button on the front control panel of the grill. This is a red button, set into a chrome seal, mounted on the control panel. The grill should ignite instantly.

  • Turn off the burner control knob if the grill fails to light after pushing the ignition button 2 to 3 times.

  • Wait one minute to allow the gas to dissipate, then light a long wooden match or grill lighter and hold it next to the burner.

  • Turn on the burner control knob to release the gas. The grill will ignite instantly when the gas reaches the match or lighter flame.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the grill still fails to light after following all steps, shut off the gas valve and troubleshoot the grill.

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