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Why does my furnace keep burning out its ignitors about

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Why does my furnace keep burning out its ignitors about every 30 days
This is the third time it's happened?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am needing an answer ASAP as I have to leave for work shortly an need to know if I can fix this problem myself or need a professional to fix it
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

I am very sorry your question has not been picked up yet.

I just logged on and found you had not been assisted.

Please let me know if you still need help and I will do my best. Please do not "Rate" as we have not worked toward an answer yet.

If you would like to proceed let me know by replying.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Really as a professional that is your answer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I hope I didn't pay five dollars to get you to apologize for this being even more of a rip off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not paying a dime over the five dollars that I was conned into this morning over 12 hours ago when it said I would get a response on 8-10 min an now it's after 5 pm an I just now get an answer reply that had nothing to do with the question
So if me replying to your apology is suppose to mean I accepted your answer an they try to charge me 28 dollars for that I will deny all charges
I want this on the record because this is total bullshit rip-off
I have an emergency situation an this app steals from me I am pissed that it's such a con that they are even allowed to remain on line as a legal service
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry you are so distraught.

I am just a technician who works during the day and does this when I can. I occasionally find questions when I log on that have been unaddressed. I know when I take the question I will be greeted with a less than nice or less than professional attitude....but I always check to see if they still need help. I could let go like others but the question would not be addressed.

Now as far as your ignitor, and feel free to consider this no charge advice -

If the furnace is near a dryer, lint can be a cause.

If the unit is short a dirty filter, dirty sensor...things that make the furnace stop and restart multiple times in one cycle are the usual culprits.

Example - the furnace starts, faults during cycle and restarts.

The ignitor does 4 years work in a month.

Another common issue...the circuit board leaves the ignitor at times instead of turning it off.

I wish you the best. And I am forwarding to customer service.