New Homeowner: Do I have a bad ignitor?

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Old 12-17-14, 08:59 AM
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Hey Grady,
No I don't believe it is. I think it's just some residue that'll need to be cleaned off, but I'll double-check when I get home. I agree with your "as long as I'm in there" methodology, so I'll remove, inspect, clean and vac as you suggested.

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Jake
 
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Old 01-03-15, 07:00 PM
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Final Update (I hope)

Hey All,

I wanted to give (what I hope is) the last update to this thread!! My apologies for not doing so sooner as the holidays had us busy and we were on vacation between Christmas and New Years Day.

I installed the 4th replacement ignitor on Christmas Eve after I cleaned the collector box and reattached it using high temp red as the "gasket". Our neighbors fed/watered our cats while we were on vacation so I made sure to ask them while we were gone if the furnace was working. It was!!

We found everything in order upon our return and so far the furnace hasn't given us any more trouble so I think that gasket was indeed the problem. I didn't get the tubes cleaned as I had hoped, but the important part is that we have consistent heat!

Thank you all so much for all of your help and I hope your holidays were as great as ours.
Jake
 
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Old 01-03-15, 07:04 PM
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Glad to hear everything went well for you and thanks for the update.
 
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