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Igniter failure I have coleman Model # DGAT070BDD. I am starting to get a one gree flash, meaning my igniter is not working. I have turned off the power to the circuit board then back on and then the furnace will work for a while. Does my idginter need cleanning. If so how? I dare not leave the home as we get sub zero weather and my water pipes could freeze.

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The ignitor is probably going bad.You need to reset the cycle, then head out to get a new one before it trips cycle again.

Either that or order a new one for delivery.

If you can't leave the house to get a new one, eventually the one that is there is going to fail totally, and you won't have any heat.

When you install a new one DO NOT TOUCH THE NEW ONE WITH YOUR FINGERS. Contact and/or grasp only using the paper shield that it comes packaged in .

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Read three LED flashes to mean your furnace has an open pressure switch circuit or it has an induced draft blower operating. Check the pressure switch hose of your furnace for blocks or an improper connection. Also, look for blockages in the flue, and tighten any loose wiring.

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