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 go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s generating 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 becomes as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it breaks and needs to be replaced. It can break down 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 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 price to fix your furnace hinges on the problem with it and how long 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 interferences or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
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