Feeling a chill because you’re noticing 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 quit trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating the furnace error and will mend 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 begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- 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 must be replaced. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a clogged one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will show 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 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 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 check:
- 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 interferences or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
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