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My honey well reset on my oil burner keeps shutting down my burner

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Have it professionally serviced by the most expensive guy in town. this seems crazy i know but, having an oil furnaced serviced by less than a pro is silly. you need a new nozzle, a new filter, and set position of ignitors,. be sure tank is ful , 8 inches or more. check to see if transformer draws a spark, 1.5 inches or longer. so many things can aflict an oil gun. good luck

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Burners kick on for 10 seconds then kicks off will keep repeating this


Hello, sounds like the flame sensor needs to be cleaned with steel wool. The flame sensor is a metal rod located on the opposite side of the igniter that senses the burner flame and will keep the Furnace running, what happens is the rod builds up oxidation and then cannot sense the burner flame and will shut the burners down and keep repeating. Just remove the sensor and clean with steel wool and reinstall.

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My oil burner trips the m.c.b, what is the cause?


Commonly Reported HVAC Problems: [Copyright © 1996-2011. Hannabery HVAC. All rights reserved.]That would be the little red button on the box at the oil burner itself. If your oil burner stops running the first thing you should check is the reset button. If you press it and the burner fires up then that was the problem. If the button should trip again then there is a definite problem and you should schedule a service call immediately. Do not keep resetting the button and ignoring the problem. afg-redbut.jpg Now, what is this button and why does it trip? It is a safety device. It shuts the burner down when it thinks there is a problem. It is on the primary control and is hooked-up to a cad cell. A light sensor. (The same thing that turns outside lights on at dusk.)
On a call for heat, with the burner running, the cad cell senses the light of the flame. If it stops sensing the light of the flame, it causes the red button to trip, shutting down the burner before any significant damage is done. Next question. Why would the sensor stop sensing light while the burner is running? Many reasons. Almost all of which require a service call. Below is a list of possible causes and things to check. Items in blue usually require a service call. Items in red however can be addressed, even fixed by the homeowner.
  • Faulty or dirty cad cell
  • Faulty primary control
  • Bad or weak ignition transformer
  • Bad burner motor
  • Bad fuel pump
  • Blocked oil filter, strainer or nozzle
  • Delayed oil valve not opening (some units)
  • Cracked electrodes
  • Improperly set electrodes
  • Air in fuel line
  • Burner running with a very high smoke
  • Burner sooted-up
  • Loose electrical connections
  • Damaged flexible coupling
  • Water in oil tank

  • Out of oil - Have your tank filled
  • Chimney blocked - Have it cleaned
  • Closed oil valve - Open valve
  • Air, Pump not primed - Prime pump - may need to call for service
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The bottom causes in red are common problems and can be addressed by the homeowner. Try to check for these conditions first before calling for service. Hope this helps, remember - these are just rough guidelines and not all possible situations are covered.

I found this article on the Web So I can't take credit for it..... But it is a very good place to start for your problem It is what I would start checking if you called me for service .......Good Luck

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Hi I have an xl80 the burner lite and heats up till at desired temp, after burner goes out the fan keeps on running 15 minutes or so. If I go down and shut off power switch to furnace then the fan shuts...


Hi, sounds like you have a problem with the heat anticipator in the thermostat. If you replaced the fan limit, and with it running that long after the burners shut down, it would be in your stat. If it fires up after resetting breaker, was the stat set to call for heat? If not, the stat is faulty. If you remove the front to get to the stat wires, take a jumper wire and jump from RH or RC to W. Heat will start. Let it run for a minute or so and remove wire. If the fan shuts down with in a min. or so, you will know it was the stat. Good Luck and let me know the out come!
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Feb 11, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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Have a GF500 Monitor Propane Heater - keeps shutting down. Once it reaches the set termperature the burner begins to back off, and then the "burner status" buttons start flashing and the unit...


This sounds like your thermo-couple has a short, or is defective, it is supposed to kick off at the set temperature, then turn the burner back on after it cools down, a temperature probe is usually coonected o this as well, either one of which could be defective. Try to replace those parts and see if that does the trick.

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My oil fired boiler wont stay fired i cleaned it out it will run for about 30seconds then shut


This can be a result of several things. The most common problem is the photo sensor. If there is a flame, and the photo sensor can't detect it - the furnace will shut down. If the furnace has run dirty and sooty - there's probably black soot covering the sensor, blocking the light of the flame. Remove, wipe the lens, and reassemble. Try for ignition again. Keep in mind, after three unsuccessful starts, the primary control will shut down in lock out mode. This is to prevent an additional start as the chamber is probably soaked with heating oil. It should be cleaned completely before attempting ignition again.

The filter may be sufficiently blocked to prevent fuel to flow at a rate the burner needs. Replacing it may be required. If not a dirty filter, lines may be clogged by bacteria in the oil that has clogged them. You might need to have the lines blown back to the tank with a compressed air tool designed specifically for this purpose. Air in the fuel line can cause the flame to go out, and once out it will not restart without the spark. This can be caused by the constant vibration of the burner. A loose coupling between the blower and oil pump can cause the flame to go out, as could a faulty oil pump. Too little combustion air can cause soot - too much is almost as bad.

The real problem is lack of professional maintenance. An oil burner needs to be tuned, not just cleaned. Proper air / fuel mixtures, nozzles replaced when worn, heat damaged parts replaced, clean heat exchangers, stack temperatures, draft, etc. must all be "tweaked." for optimum performance. A properly tuned traditional burner can be 86% efficient - newer styles well over 90%. But they won't stay that way without annual tuning. With the cost of heating oil, why settle for less than optimum efficiency?

Good luck!

Dec 28, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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Ran out of oil, now refilled, but boiler won't ignite. Tried all as owners manual instructs, but still keeps locking out - help please


After running out of fuel,you need to bleed the oil pump on your burner.There should be a 3/8 bleed port on the bottom of your burner pump. The bleeder valve looks like a nipple. A 3/8 opened end will fit over it.Put a can or cup under it,open it a bit and reset your control.when pure oil comes out close it and burner will fire.If your not good with it you should get a tech or handy man to do it.

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Flame goes on than out and keeps doing that wont stay lit!!


I'm assuming you're referring to a gas burner that supplements the heat pump. If the burner lights at all, The ignition system is working. If you need to reset it for it to relight, I would suspect the thermocouple. It detects the flame to prevent gas from pouring out of an unlit burner. If it malfunctions, the control thinks the burner didn't light and shuts down for safety.

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3 year old Beckett AFG with Clean-Cut system. New inline filter new strainer, new nozzle, flame looks correct in pattern always. Flame does not sputter prior to shut-off. I did notice that when it shut off...


Called Beckett at 1-800-OIL-BURN and explained the problem. They told me that the solenoid on the oil pump (Clean Cut) was the cause. I purchased a new pump for $50 at the local plumbing supply and installed it. Problem solved.

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My Central heating wont come on. There doesnt seem to be any lights on the boiler/burner. Why could this be. First time I've tried to turn it on this season...it was fine back in february. Thanks!


Is the switch off?

Check the fuse panel/breaker box.

Is the thermostat switch set to heat?

Is system oil heat? If so check the following...

Some systems that use oil have an emergency switch (sometimes with a red plate) located away from the unit usually the basement staircase.

The oil systems also have a heat element above the burner on ceiling that "trips" if there is excessive heat. This shuts everything down so as not to feed a possible fire with oil.

Check the gun (burner itself) and try and locate a little red reset switch located near the back side of gun. Try pushing it in to see if its tripped.

If these quick checks don't help then it would be wise to call a technician to check your system for issues. Heating systems are too critical to "play" with and problems are best left to the pros for safety's sake. Good luck, I hope this helps.

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My becket honeywell r7184p oil burner monitor is not resetting it keeps blinking a fast green. What should i be looking for?


my Beckett oil burner with a honeywell R7184P just did the same thing. Quit burning, blinks for half a second. The burner says press reset once, if it does not reset then call a local serviceman. It is cold here in Alaska, you betcha', and my oil must have jelled up. It happened once, but pressing reset solved my problem, two days later it stopped again. I applied heat (hair dryer) to my supply line, added an anti-jelling solution to my tank. Here is what I found.

"The Honeywell R7184P-1080 (interrupted control—transformer shuts down 10 seconds after flame is established) is now the standard control used on all Beckett oil burners along with the new “Cleancut” pump. The Honeywell control has both a 15 second pre-purge and a 15 second post purge feature, as well as internal self-checking of the control itself. The control has 15 second lockout timing plus a 10 second ignition carry over period. After 3 lockouts during the same call for heat, the control goes into restricted lockout., A restricted lockout condition may be reset by holding the reset button down for 30 seconds until the LED flashes twice. At any time the control is powered, the reset button may be held for 30 seconds to reset the lockout counter. There are several new “Service Features” with the R7184P control that make for easier servicing."

You have to press the reset button for thirty seconds. I don't know how cold it it there, or what number oil you guys are burning, but what I do know is that you guys have been pressing your reset button more than once.

This worked for me. Good luck.

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