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Old 12-22-2010, 04:58 AM   #1
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Oil furnace reset only works if...


Sorry if this message is redundant. I submitted it once by the IE page hung up on me so I don't know if it got through.

Familiar problem: furnace shuts off, won't start when reset is pushed.

flame sensor, stack, control board, ignitor, nozzle, etc.?

Pick one and explain why: if I first toss a lit paper in the combustion chamber to burn off the residual oil from the failed start - now the reset works - every time?

What does burning off the residual oil rectify?

Got me!

Thanks for any help!


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Old 12-22-2010, 06:37 AM   #2
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It should NOT be tripping the reset. If it is the old school stack control in the smokepipe type the heat from your paper trick may move the spring in it enough to reset it. Need to get the unit properly service B4 you start getting serious delayed ignition or other BAD problems.


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Old 12-22-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
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Hi Yuri

Thanks for the prompt reply. Your answer is a reasonable one that I will take a look at. Mine is not the 'old' flue-pipe stack, however your idea has got me thinking along a line I hadn't before.

I'll post back if/when I get it sorted out.

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