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Goodman furnace won't ignite. No glow from ignitor.

Can I assume that the ignitor is bad? the little red light does nothing but shine on.

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Yes if the ignitor has a very small crack on it it will not work replace it and see if it works but do not touch the end that glows when you put it in as the grease from your finger s will stop it working

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