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Old 01-29-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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Help, my boiler won't fire...Its getting oil but doesn't want to ignite...any suggestions

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Old 01-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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Ayuh,...

Pull the Burner assembley,+ Clean it....

Then check the igntion Coil....

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Transformer, nozzle, controls one or a combo of all. If you havent changed the nozzle in a while that is the simplest eziest thing to start with.
Transformer: In darkness, open inspection door and look into chamber while trying to fire it, do you hear arcing and see reflections of sparking? IF not then trans is not firing.
Are you 100% sure you are getting oil into the chamber? When was last time you changed the screen inside the oil pump?
Is the blower running? List can go on and on.
Blower NOT running then coupling is stripped.
Start with simple, then if no luck the fun begins
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Help, my boiler won't fire...Its getting oil but doesn't want to ignite...any suggestions
What type of oil boiler is it? Chimney or direct vent? Last time it was tuned? Does it have a Carlin 60200 Rev b primary?
I take it you don't have a maintainance agreement with an oil company?
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Ron; R O F L M F A O CARLIN 60200 Rev B !!!!!!!!!!!!! I just finished that dance with my Weil Mc Lain. That was where I has headed but decided to go real simple at first
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Transformer: In darkness, open inspection door and look into chamber while trying to fire it, do you hear arcing and see reflections of sparking? IF not then trans is not firing.
That method has cost more then one person their eyebrows, to say the least.
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Beenthere: I most certainly did not tell him to get his face close
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Beenthere: I most certainly did not tell him to get his face close
Had a call at a moble home.

Got the standard, I only pushed the reset button once line.
Could tell by his wifes expression it was a lie.

Couldn't see how soaked the chamber was.

I pushed the reset to listen for the spark.
It decided to light this time.
I was out of the way of the flame, since I knew he pushed it several times.
But it hit the wall of the hall when it blew the sight door open.
And yes, the spring was working fine.

That was back in the early 80s.

Depending how much oil is in the OPs chamber, he doesn't need to have his face close. To get a serious burn.

Since that call. Any unit with a spring loaded sight door, I hold a screw driver against it, until I know its safe to look in.
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Beenthere: I most certainly did not tell him to get his face close
You also didn't tell him to be carefull because it could ignite, and shoot a flame several foot out toward him.

Or, that if his combustion chamber is soaked with oil, he could lose control of teh flme, and burn his house down.

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