Topic Title: Electric igniter
Created on March 1, 2011 at 10:04 PM


Any help for lighter on Apex- I tried spreading the prongs and that worked for a couple of cookings, then not so much?

Stafford P

Is it sparking good? If you have a strong spark & it's not igniting, do you have the correct gas mixture flowing over the spark? Is the grill getting to normal temps when it does light? If it's not getting hot enough, you probably have restricted gas flow somewhere.

Here's the thing. If you have the proper gas/air mixture flowing directly into a strong spark, there's no way it can not ignite.


Stafford, I think it's more of a spark issue. The grill cooks great once lighted. The grill gets up to temp and holds steady.

John Winn

I had so much trouble with mine, I went to Lowes and bought a universal electronic ignition and installed it. Works a THOUSAND times better. I wonder why Holland uses that cheap old technology on their grills?


Umm..OK. So a PIEZO multi-hammer electronic igniter is "cheap old technology"?? I don't think so.

They just need to be installed & adjusted correctly.

Jeff..Is there any damage to the electrode wire/insulation or could it be arcing over to the grill body. If you call Holland they will trouble-shoot for you.


Thanks for the replies. I will continue to trobleshoot. I will check the insulation on the wires. If needed i will call Holland.


My electric ignited never worked from day 1. I just keep a long BIC lighter in the door. Love the grill not so crazy about the support.

Tom Kirkman

I much prefer the heavy duty ignitor on my Holland Apex. Far and away better than the cheap battery electric ignitor I've had on other gas grills.