Feeling a chill because you’re getting 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 go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s better to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s creating the furnace error and will repair it to your contentment.
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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 starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor warms 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 must be changed out. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your heating system 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 display error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see quick 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 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 investigate:
- 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 interferences or cracked hoses within your equipment.
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
Trust the Experts at Norrell Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Norrell Service Experts. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
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