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Oil Burner short cycling

Seadog2152
Seadog2152 Member Posts: 3
My oil burner seems to be short cycling. It will turn on for about 10 seconds than off. Than back on again until reaching the correct water temp. It does this regardless if the thermostats are on or off. And does it maybe twice a day. The triple aqua stat is set 160-140 with a 10 diff.

Is it possible the aqua stat is going?

Comments

  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    could be

    a zone valve or thermostat. Generally it is split second timing if it is aquastat
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    also

    What aquastat do you have? Where is your primary control?
  • Seadog2152
    Seadog2152 Member Posts: 3
    Auqastat is...

    It is a Honeywell L8124 and the primary is right ontop of the Beckett burner.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    If it is

    back on almost immediately, my bet would be cad cell relay. If a few seconds, I would say zone valves, thermostat
  • Seadog2152
    Seadog2152 Member Posts: 3
    Thank you

    Billtwocase... Thank you! I will check that out.
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