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I have an oil fired aga the oil will not come throw to the burner

see the following steps:
f the burner doesn't run, set the thermostat a few degrees higher than normal to see if it comes on. If it still doesn't come on, check switches, and breakers and fuses (see the Electrical Service Panel Fix-It Guide). If the unit has a reset button, press it. Also oil the motor at any oil ports (see below). If the unit doesn't want to start and run, first check the c to make sure that the ignition is getting power. If there is power, check the built-in safety controls (see below) that may turn the system off if they perceive problems.
If the burner cycles too often, replace the filter (see below). Also, oil and adjust the blower (see the Forced-Air Distribution Fix-It Guide).
If the burner runs but won't fire, make sure the oil valves are open and that there's oil in the tank. Check the tank level with a clean stick.
If the burner smokes or squeals, shut off the unit, let it cool, and fill the oil cups. Recheck them after the motor has run for an hour.
If the chimney smokes even after the flue has warmed up, the unit is wasting fuel; call for professional repair.
Safety Controls
Oil furnaces and other heat systems include safety devices that monitor operation and turn off the unit if something goes wrong. In some cases, the safety device can be the problem.
If you encounter an operating problem with an oil furnace, first reset the safety and try again.
If the burner kicks off again, shut off all power at the electrical service panel ; the burner motor and ignition may be protected by separate fuses or breakers.
If the sensor has a photocell, wipe it with a clean rag or tissue and see if the furnace starts.
If the safety is a stack switch mounted on the flue, remove the screw holding the unit to the stack, slide it out, and wipe off the sensor.
If the furnace won't start after three tries, seek professional assistance. Unburned oil can accumulate in the combustion chamber and "flash back."


Jul 31, 2012 | Heaters

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How do i know if the flue is open?

Put a smoke pellet in to the flue light it if it is open the flue will draw the smoke up the flue .

Feb 24, 2012 | Heaters

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What does it mean to check the flue for blockage?

A flue is the chimney, exhaust tube, or other conduit provided for the products of combustion to pass through safely from the combustion chamber to other space - ideally outside.

In a fireplace, an obstruction could be the damper. In other heating sources that use combustion for a heat source, the flue may become a home for animals during the periods when it is not used (warmer months) as they can provide shelter. The animals themselves or their nest can block or obstruct the flue resulting in poor combustion and / or exhaust gases (smoke) backing up - and filling the heated space with carbon monoxide, smoke, etc.

I hope this helps!

Mar 21, 2011 | Goodman Heaters

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My natural gas heater is putting black soot out all over my walls and ecerything else. Could you tell me what the problem is and what to do about it?

It needs a service asap soot gives off fumes do not use it , It could be blocked air ports on the burner , burner blocked , blocked injector , burning at wrong presure , blocked flue .

Any of these but get it serviced this will all be checked when you have it done .

Feb 12, 2011 | Heaters

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After lighting gas fire ,smoke begins to fill in to room . this is first time this has happened after fitting new flue linner ten years ago

could be some thing in the fire burning , or a blocked flue or linner could be split needs to be checked out

Dec 12, 2010 | Heaters

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Riello oil burner RDB Hi everybody i have a Riello oil burner RDB . I am wondering is there a way to make it more oil efficient?

does it have the air damper installed? You can add a magic heater to the flue and dump heat into your basement.. thats maybe 5 to 10 percent more efficient

Sep 25, 2010 | Heaters

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My oil burner blows smoke when it kicks on, then after 3 times it shuts down smoke test is good, new nozzle what else can i check?

There should be an air adjustment collar on the oil pump side of the burner. Give it a bit more air. Have you replaced the oil filter and oil pump strainer? Flip open the transformer on the top of the oil burner and look for a small black round cylinder. This is your Cad cell eye. Take a paper towel and polish the end that looks down the burner tube. You did not mention how long the unit fires prior to shutting down, could be a bad primary control.

Dec 23, 2009 | Heaters

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We have a dynna glo zero clearance for Natural Gas

Before you attempt to covert to lp. You need to check the flue. Black smoke is cause by incomplete combustion. So it may be now plug with black soot. Heat-exchanger may be damage Before you invest in a lp kit. Make sure it is worth it. To convert you need the main burner orifices and lp spring for gas value. Once you replace these parts you must adjust gas pressure, nat gas is measured at 3.2 - 3.5wc lp is measured 10.5 - 11.00 wc. In my honest opinion this is to dangerous for customer to attempt. Please a HVAC contractor inspect unit and install lp kit.

Nov 20, 2009 | Dyna-Glo D-E37 Wall Mounted Panel Heater

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Oil burner/waste oil heater not firing

Don't know what model Reznor Waste Oil heater you have but I happen to own a Reznor RA235. 235,000 BTU. If there is no oil being pumped up I would first check to see that the filter isn't clogged where the oil sucks up from the tank. There should be a gauge on yours with different color codes as to when the filter must be changed or cleaned. I already had to replace the pump on my Reznor RA235 as the pump went bad a couple of years ago. You can tell if it is pumping or not. There is also a filter built right outside of the pump on mine and one up on top of the unit that need to be cleaned at times. The manual shows all of this.

Jan 04, 2008 | Heaters

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