Why does my furnace igniter keep clicking?

The ignitor will keep clicking as it tries to spark a flame. This could indicate a dangerous gas leak or clogged gas valve. This might be caused by faulty gas meter controls or the thermostat controls. If a gas furnace runs and then shuts off, or short cycles, this indicates an inconsistent flow of gas.

Can you repair a hot surface ignitor?

If the ignitor fails, the flame sensor will not work. Consequently, the gas supply will be automatically cut off, and the furnace will be shut down. Problems with a gas furnace ignitor can be fixed using simple techniques. However, if the ignitor does not work at all, it will have to be replaced.

Can you clean a hot surface ignitor?

It is not necessary to clean a hot surface igniter as it blow off any dust. However contrary to silicon carbide ceramic hot surface ignitor which are very brittle and shouldn’t be touched, silicon nitride hot surface ignitor are very robust and can be cleaned manually iff really necessary.

How long does furnace ignitor last?

about seven years
Fortunately, you can replace the ignitor without replacing the full furnace. Most ignitors last about seven years. Keep reading to learn how you can tell if your furnace problem is a faulty ignitor.

How long should furnace Ignitor last?

Can you clean hot surface ignitor?

Can you clean a spark ignitor?

If your furnace has a spark ignitor and it’s working haphazardly, it too could be covered with soot, and a blast of compressed air may be enough to clean it. Compressed air can also clean a blocked pilot tube that is causing the pilot flame to burn weakly or not at all.

How often should furnace ignitor be replaced?

Can I replace furnace ignitor myself?

Replacing the ignitor is an easy job, but the component is very brittle and can break easily. You may choose to replace it yourself or contact a repair technician. If you’re not comfortable replacing the ignitor yourself, find a qualified HVAC technician or service company to do the job.