Getting cold because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s creating the furnace error and will fix it to your standards.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm up your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches 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 about three to five years before it breaks and needs to be replaced. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dirty 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 exhibit 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 cost to mend your furnace depends 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 technician will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours repair call.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Becht/Givens Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Becht/Givens Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
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