Feeling a chill because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then switch 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 detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating the furnace error and will fix it to your satisfaction.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm up your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches 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 approximately three to five years before it breaks and has to be changed out. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will tell you there’s an issue 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 bill to fix your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
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