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Using alot of hot surface ignitors

I have put 3 hot surface ignitors on my furnace this heating season.Is the ignitors I'm putting on defective or do I have another problem with the furnace?

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  • stevehottech Mar 01, 2009

    The furnance is sized correctly. The ignitor goes out about every two months.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Maybe try a different brand? Interesting some ignitors we install and seem to never change but other units on the same roof seem to get changed a lot,but even then not more that twice a heating season.
    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Is the furnace sized correctly or is it constantly gfoing off and on fairly quickly?

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Don't touch the surface of the igniter when handling it, and don't bind the mounting bracket when you tighten the capscrews, the bracket and igniter should be firm and no loose/movement if you try to move the bracket. also make sure the igniter is going back off after the burners light

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