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I have a riello burner for my central heating system. When i turn the heating on the burner ignites for a few swconds and then goes out.... the burner tries to re-ignite and the same happens. I have plenty of oil and tried to clean the fuel nozzle and electrodes as I thought it may be dirty. I still need to clean the inside of the boiler free of sut. Can you tell me if I need a new photocell, pump or something else

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Ireplaced the photocell which was blinded and the burner started and stayed lighting....
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Replace the nozzle, don't try and clean it. After the burner runs a few seconds, do you have to reset the control (red button) before it will start again? Does it sound like there is a pulsation in the flame when it starts or it is running out of oil? You may have a bad ignition control. Start with the small stuff, nozzle, strainer filter, oil tank filter and then work to the more complicated.

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have you tried to wipe off the fire eye on the unit if it has one? If it's dirty too then it will not see the flame and not let the unit come on correctly. Good Luck and have a Happy New Year.

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