Feeling a chill because you’re seeing 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 go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s best to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s causing 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 heat your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches 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 roughly three to five years before it cracks and must be subbed out for a new part. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a clogged one can cause your furnace 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 exhibit 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 rests on what the issue is with it and how long it takes to repair 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 truly lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Wesley Wood Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Wesley Wood Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 484-401-7577 or schedule an appointment online today.