Feeling frigid because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating the furnace error and will mend it to your standards.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last about three to five years before it cracks and has to be subbed out for a new part. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dusty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to communicate error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The price to fix your furnace hinges on what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will look at:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
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