How to Replace a Gas Furnace Igniter York

By | October 21, 2014

Replacing a gas furnace igniter is one of those simple fixes that most anyone can do. In modern furnaces it is as simple as unplugging the connector and unscrewing the old part and screwing in the new one.
In fact I would suggest keeping a extra igniter for your furnace for the cold months becuase a simple fix can wind up costing a lot of money for a service call.
Here is Step by step how to replace a gas furnace igniter using a York furnace as a example.
1…Turn off the power to the unit. This can be done by a switch or by simply unplugging it.
power off the furnace
2…Open the door of the unit to gain access to the working parts.
York furnace door
3…Next locate the igniter and unplug it.
york gas furnace igniter
york furnace igniter  plug
4…Remove the screw or screws holding it in place.
unscrew York furnace igniter
York furnace  igniter  unscrewed
5…Remove the old part and insert the new one.
replacing igniter
6…Put the screw back in and plug the connecter back together.
gas furnace igniter done
7…Put the panel door back on, power on the unit and test it.

One thought on “How to Replace a Gas Furnace Igniter York

  1. Al Ohm

    I have an 30 plus year old gas forced air furnace which is working fine, however it uses a pilot light, Should it be replaced with an igniter, is there any significant cost to the constantly on pilot light. Is it worth changing its not having any problems thank you for your advice


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