Southern Pride Smoker Burner Failure Diagnosis

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Oh No, My Southern Pride Smoker Burner Won't Ignite!

We all love our Southern Pride smokers, but like any other cooker they sometimes fail!

When you are a restaurant, catering company, or even just an individual one of the scariest things you can experience is prepping to cook only to find out your burner fails to ignite!

So what do you do?

If you find yourself in such a situation that your burner fails to ignite we are happy to provide you with the steps to diagnose what is causing the failure!

Turn off main gas supply valve
Turn off main gas supply valve
Check for 24v to burner control module
Check for 24v to burner contro...
- Check hi-voltage wire, ceramic igniter insulation and gap, and replace if necessary.
- Check hi-voltage cable rubber boot for signs of melting or buckling.  Take proctive action to shield cable and boot from excessive temperatures

- Buy LP burner igniter
- Buy NAT burner igniter
- Buy hi-voltage lead wire
- Check hi-voltage wire, ceramic igniter insulation and gap,...
Check main line voltages, transformer, limit controller, thermostat (controller), and wiring.  Also check combustion blower motor.

- Buy 24v Transformer
- Buy hi-limit controller
- Buy Mechanical Thermostat
- Buy CV Control Digital Thermostat
- Buy C&H Control Digital Thermostat
- Buy Burner Blower Motor
Check main line voltages, transformer, limit controller, the...
Igniter sparking?
Igniter sparking?
Turn main gas supply ON.
Pilot burner ignites?
Turn main gas supply ON....
-Check that all manual gas valves are open, supply tubing and supply pressures are correct, and pilot burner orifice is not blocked.
- Check electrical connections between control module, and gas valve are firm.
- Check for 24v across PV-M/V terminal wires on control module. 
If voltage is correct replace gas valve, if not, replace control module.

- Buy NAT gas valve
- Buy LP gas valve
- Buy burner control module
-Check that all manual gas valves are open, supply tubing an...
Spark stops while pilot is lit?
Spark stops while pilot is lit?
NOTE: If ignition control goes into locket, reset system.
- Check continuity of ignition cable, and ground wire
- Check flame rod
- Check electrical connections between flame rod, and insulator
- Check for cracked ceramic flame rod insulation.
- Check that pilot flame covers flame rod, and is steady and blue.
- Adjust flame rod.
- If problem persists replace control module
NOTE: If ignition control goes into locket, reset system....
Main burner ignites?
Main burner ignites?
‐ Check for 24 VAC across MV‐MV/PV terminals. If no voltage, replace module.
‐ Check electrical connections between module and gas control. If okay, replace gas control or gas control operator.

- Buy LP burner igniter
- Buy NAT burner igniter
- Buy burner control module
‐ Check for 24 VAC across MV‐MV/PV terminals. If no voltage, r...
System runs until call for heat ends?
System runs until call for hea...
NOTE: If ignition control goes into locket, reset system.
- Check continuity of ignition cable, and ground wire.
NOTE: If ground is poor or erratic, shutdowns may occur occasionally even though operation is normal at time of checkout.
- Check that pilot flame covers flame rod, and is steady and blue.
- If problem persists, replace the module

- Buy burner control module
NOTE: If ignition control goes into locket, reset system....
Call for heat end system shuts off?
Call for heat end system shuts...
‐ Check for proper thermostat (controller) operation.
‐ Remove MV lead at module; if valve closes, recheck temperature controller and
wiring; if not, replace gas control.
‐ Check for proper thermostat (controller) operation....
Troubleshooting End
Troubleshooting End
Repeat procedure until trouble free operation is obtained.
Repeat procedure until trou...
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We hope that we were able to help you resolve your burner failure issue!

As Southern Pride’s leading distributor we are always here to help with all of your Southern Pride smoker needs.  Whether you are looking a new smoker, OEM replacement parts, or just need help diagnosing your smoker. You can always rely on Southern Pride of Texas®!

This chart will help diagnosing burners for any of our smokers including the MLR-150, SPK-280, SPX-300, SRG-400, SPK-500, XLR-600, SPK-700, SP-700, MLR-850, SPK-1000, SP-1000, XLR-1400, SPK-1400, XLR-1600, XLR-1600-4!

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