Igniter looks like it's melting (PB 820 pro series)

banddee

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First off, I had problems with the original igniter and replaced it with one from amazon about 2 weeks after I got it. It has ran like a champ since I replaced it! But, I went to throw some beef short ribs on today after I cleaned the fire box out and it looks like the igniter is melting on the bottom. It is definitely not round now. At first I was like that must be normal so I didn't take a photo. (DARN IT) Has anyone else seen or heard of this? Is it normal do you think? And since I replaced it, I have ONLY smoked at P1 which for me is 225-250 on my bluetooth thermometer, 250-270 on the grill and 225-230 on the barrel thermometer. I haven't cooked anything at high temp. Any insight would be much appreciated as I am almost panicking wanting to buy another igniter before this one dies too.
 

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Hmmm... The ignitor only turns on during the start session. Once the fire starts it turns off. Have never heard about one melting but honestly since it is made of metal I don't think it would heat hot enough to melt.
 

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To be honest there are different igniters on Amazons web site. I would take everything out of the grill and see if the igniter stays on the entire time
 

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Replaced mine yesterday and now it comes on as soon as I plug smoker in and will not turn off till I unplug it.
 

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Replaced mine yesterday and now it comes on as soon as I plug smoker in and will not turn off till I unplug it.
You have a bad controller if the igniter is staying on that is the issue.
 

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