Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s better to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating the furnace error and will mend it to your satisfaction.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor becomes as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it fractures and must be changed out. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a clogged one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will show you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to exhibit error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see fast 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 rests on the problem with it and the amount of time it takes to remedy 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 truly lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Trust the Experts at Sunbeam Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Sunbeam Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
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