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Burner shuts down prematurely

Ed_24 Member Posts: 6
I was hoping for some suggestions to troubleshoot my "old" <strong>Arcoflame American</strong> <strong>Standard</strong> oil burner.

The burner is <strong>not </strong>firing up without hitting the reset button. After I hit the reset button it only runs for approximately 5 mins and shuts down again. Each time I hit the reset the same thing happens. 

I would appreciate any help.

Thank you!



  • JOE_104
    JOE_104 Member Posts: 15
    let the old dog go quietly

    are you joking arco flame burner  here's a suggestion upgade to a beckett burner for now & seriously consider junking the boiler in the near future!!
  • RAF
    RAF Member Posts: 65
    Arco holy cow I will sell you a Timkin

    What primary safety are we talking about is the safety located on your flue pipe ?

    Is the burner shutting off on safty or is it just shutting down after 5 min?
  • JOE_104
    JOE_104 Member Posts: 15
    call a priest

    to give this burner its last rite.oil not 11 cent a gallon anymore or anytime soon!

    how many televisions have you been through in the last 50...60 yrs?
  • AMH112181
    AMH112181 Member Posts: 25

    Stop reseting the button.  Unless you hear or see a flame.  You are just spraying oil in the chamber!  Which makes a mess and a big boom when it does light.  Call a pro and expect to be told to replace it.  Not many arcoflames out there nowadays.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    I agree

    it's time to replace that burner. A new one can be expected to save at least 15% of your fuel, if selected and installed properly. Some of our customers have done better than that.

    What model boiler is this thing installed on?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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