i have a new CS 450 Louisiana gril. used less than 10 times, worked great 2 days ago, today the damn ignitor rod wont heat up. the fan runs and the pellets poop.
Ignitors seem to go bad on a lot of the cookers. and your next one may last for a year, not sure why that is. Call the company they should be able to ship you a new one, you can always light manually until then I guess. About the only way to check it that I would know of is to use a DVOM and check for power coming from the controller, and maybe resistance through the rod, but not sure what it should be.
Good luck sir.