Getting cold because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s causing the furnace error and will mend it to your contentment.
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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 begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately three to five years before it cracks and has to be changed out. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display 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 cost to fix your furnace hinges on what’s wrong with it and the amount of time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Broad Ripple Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Broad Ripple Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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