Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s best to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating the furnace error and will repair it to your satisfaction.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts 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 subbed out for a new part. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a clogged one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will demonstrate for 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 cost 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 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 interferences or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Neal Harris Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Neal Harris Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 816-787-0500 or schedule an appointment online today.