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Old 11-27-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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I replaced my igniter last February (2007) and after no heat yesterday again replaced the igniter. The unit is a newer American Standard furnace. Is it common for the igniter to need replacing once a year?


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Hi rredogg

It is very uncommon for an ignitor to fail anually. It is more likely do to shipping damage or inproper installation procedure. If you touch the silicone carbide portion of the ignitor the oil from your fingers will seep into the poors of the ignitor and cause hot spots. If you bump the silcone carbide portion against anything while intalling it, it will put micro fractures in it. As soon as the ignitor warms up it is already failing. Hope this helps with your question.

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Hi rredogg

It is very uncommon for an ignitor to fail anually. It is more likely do to shipping damage or inproper installation procedure. If you touch the silicone carbide portion of the ignitor the oil from your fingers will seep into the poors of the ignitor and cause hot spots. If you bump the silcone carbide portion against anything while intalling it, it will put micro fractures in it. As soon as the ignitor warms up it is already failing. Hope this helps with your question.

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Rusty,

Thanks for the reply. As it turns out the last time around my son replaced the igniter and knowing how he works he had his mugs all over it. This time it did use latex gloves while handling the igniter. Time will tell I guess.

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Thanks for the reply. As it turns out the last time around my son replaced the igniter and knowing how he works he had his mugs all over it. This time I did use latex gloves while handling the igniter. Time will tell I guess.

Thanks again, rredogg
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