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Flame sputters I cleaned my beckett oil burner changed nozzle,filter, and set electrodes also changed screen in oil pump for the first time in 20 years [didn't know it was in there] now it starts up fine and runs good but flame goes out for a split second and fires up again this happens every few minutes during cycle checked ,air setting, tightened all oil line fittings still same problem. Any help would be appreciated Thanks

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Hey welcome to the world of oil burner service!! :-) Theyare a finnicky beast to say the least. The problem you are having sounds like an air mixture problem. A combustion analyser would be the best tool to have but being that you probably don't have that try this. On the left side of the burner as you are looking at it is an air adjust ment ring and a fine tuning ring. the fine tuning ring is probably all you need to adjust. There is a screw that is usually right behind or near the pipe coming out of the pump and going into the burner. Loosen that and turn the ring away from you just a bit to close off some of the air and you will be fine. The burner is running a bit to lean. If you can see the flame turn the adjustment closed just until the flame color turns from a almost white color to a slightly orange color. Then you should be fine. Good luck!!

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