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I need a replacement HSI Ignitor. Do you have names of companies that carry this part?

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  • Robert Apr 04, 2011

    Hello, you can purchase a hsi at any heating and cooling supply store such at johnstone supply, grainger, etc... Any hvac store will have them.

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HSI stands for "Hot Surface Igniter" and they operate with line voltage, be careful. Grainger or any heating supply house near your location all stock them. Take the old one with you. There are many different styles and shapes but they all work the same way and do the same thing. Please rate this answer for me. Thank you. Roger

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