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skittlzski 11-19-2007 09:51 PM

Is oil smell normal when furnace ignites?
 
I had my cellar door open while I was upstairs on the main floor of my home and when the furnace kicked on, I smelled oil. Is this normal? I have not had my furnace serviced yet because I am on a very low budget and can't afford it yet.

sams7267 11-20-2007 09:25 PM

I've never smelled oil from a furnace.... please follow up and let us know what it is.

coolmen 11-22-2007 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by sams7267 (Post 75238)
I've never smelled oil from a furnace.... please follow up and let us know what it is.

you not familer with oil furnaces.

coolmen 11-22-2007 08:00 AM

your oil furnace needs to be serviced/cleaned. Why wait till it breaks down completly in the cold.

MarkJames 11-22-2007 10:01 AM

Most of the time something is wrong when you smell oil, but on some older burners without oil solenoid valves, pre-purge and post purge you'll sometimes get a slight oil smell on start-up due to nozzle after-drip at the end of the previous cycle, especially when you have have delayed ignition, restriction through the heat exchanger or poor draft.

skittlzski 11-30-2007 06:18 AM

Yes, it is an older burner. Thanks, that is probably what it is. It does not smell of oil every time it ignites, just once in a while.


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