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Cooker burner locks out several times a day and has to be reset. Cooker serviced recently and solenoid replaced.

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  • mike19534 Jan 05, 2011

    Sorry thought I had already recorded this! The cooker is a Stanley Super Star oil fired boiler/ cooker, installed in 1994.

  • mike19534 Jan 05, 2011

    Cooker is a Stanley Super Star oil fired boiler/cooker installed in 1994.

  • mike19534 Jan 05, 2011

    Another expert please since first reply was written badly and difficult to understand.
    Boiler will often fire up on its own but can then cut out several times a day. Always fires when lock-out is reset. Boiler did not fire this morning until the lock-out was reset.

  • mike19534 Jan 05, 2011

    Your comments do not apply to my boiler/cooker! Mine is a Stanely Super Star (SO/03161/94) range-type oven/boiler with a gross output of 22kW. My problem is the "burner lockout" button which has nothing to do with door locking; it does not have a cleaning facility neither does it have a built-in locking lever! Hence, all of your suggestions are not relevant.

  • mike19534 Jan 05, 2011

    I thought that I had already posted a reply to answer 2!



    I think that you have the wrong cooker! Mine is a Stanley Super Star range cooker/boiler (SO/03161/94 output 22kW). It does not have a "self clean" system, hence no door lock or associated lever. My problem with my Stanley range is "burner lock out" as stated many times!



    Your suggestions are completely irrelevant.

  • mike19534 Jan 10, 2011

    Oil-fired Stanley Superstar Boiler. Boiler lock-out.



    This is now the 3rd comment that I have receved from FiixYa. It is rubbish and equally as non -relevant to my boiler cooker as the previous two comments. You are wasting my time - I want nothing more to do with FixYa.

  • Tim Rogers Sep 16, 2013

    Hah! I have been servicing a Stanley super(not)star today and have come across a similar problem. The burner runs for a while then locks out. My guess is that the oil pump is on the way out. These range cookers are a pain in the ar*e as getting spares for them takes far too long and access to the burner is extremely awkward. Enjoyed your comments about Fixya - it seems that people have a desperate need to say anything (don't know how to underline on ipad) even if it's utter tosh...... I realise it 2 years later but I had a desperate need! Tim

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Hi,
When you are talking about a "cooker" do you mean oil burner??? On a heating boiler???

If so... get back to me with the type make and model of the burner and I may be able to help you ....even if I can't it will give more info for others and maybe someone else can help you...

Thanks!!

heatman101

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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    D. Floyd Kolb Jan 05, 2011

    Hi,

    The first thing that you need to establish is whether or not the cooker is actually firing every time...lockouts from not firing are different then firing and then not staying on...



    If it is firing and then cutting off hte flame sensor may be bad or the control is bad...

    If it is not firing all the time then there could be nozzle issues, transformer issues or even oil pump problems...

    These burners are NOT fun to troubleshoot as they have so many different things that can go wrong...and figuring out the one problem can be a bugger...



    See if you can narrow the problem down a bit and get back to me...



    heatman101

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Pressure probably was low, but went right down when the burner locked out and the primary store went cold. Check the expansion vessel for the correct air charge, remember to have a drain open whilst you pump up the vessel, the water pressure will have played no part in the burner locking out assuming it was not overheat lock out?
check that the PRV is not dripping and another hot spot on the heatslave is the AAV on top of the heatstore.
As you've already had the solenoid replaced the only real other culprit would be EBI Ignition transformers.

Finally, if you cannot follow above steps or they make no sense, please get a professional in as this is dangerous stuff :)

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Hello,

IF you can locate the model number tag (bottom left of door opening) you can look up the manual at www.geappliances.com if you can not fine the manual again.


The only button on your stove that should make the door lock would be the clean button (self clean model) if that is pressed simply hit the clear/off or cancel key and wait for the door to unlock. IF the self clean option ran for an hour or so, you will have to wait for the oven to cool down before the lock can un-lock (safety feature).
Good luck with this!!

However,Your ovens, like many others, have a built-in locking lever that is used when setting the oven to its self-cleaning setting. The ovens have an internal sensor that keeps the locking mechanism locked until the cleaning cycle is complete. An oven that never completed the self-cleaning cycle may appear to have its lock stuck leading to an erroneous idea that the mechanism itself is faulty.

Instructions and material needed to solve the problem

  • Access to oven power cable, Access to the circuit breaker switch leading to the oven's wall outlet, Oven instruction manual
  1. Consult your oven owner's manual or instruction manual about the self-cleaning function of your oven. At this point, you can choose to allow the oven to complete its self-cleaning cycle, which will permit release of the locking lever when finished, or you may proceed to the following steps.
  2. Turn off all dials of the oven and unplug the unit. Alternatively, turn off the circuit breaker switch connected to the outlet being used for the oven. Keep power removed from the oven for about five minutes.
  3. Before restoring power to the oven, try to unlock the oven by sliding the lever in the direction necessary to unlock, according to your oven owner's manual. If it unlocks, restore power to the oven. If it doesn't unlock, restore power to the oven and try once again to unlock the oven. If you are still unable to unlock the oven after following all of these steps, consult a certified technician as the locking mechanism contains no user repairable components.

Good luck and thanks for using fixya.

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  • Oloyede Monsuru Jan 05, 2011

    Hello,

    How can i help?.

    thanks.

  • Oloyede Monsuru Jan 06, 2011

    Hello,

    How can i help?.

    Thanks once again.

  • Maura Tobin
    Maura Tobin Aug 10, 2014

    my stanley oil cooker is cutting out after 20 minutes what can the problem several have looked it but still not fixed

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