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Igniter question

LittleT Member Posts: 6
I replaced my old allenson (big square) igniter with a smaller more efficient Beckett igniter. What are the benefits of doing this? any help would be great .



  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    you may want to

    run the new ignitor interupted ignion if possible. Your old transformer would run intermittent (constant) ignition just fine, but the new electronic ignitors don't live a long life that way. 
  • LittleT
    LittleT Member Posts: 6
    edited October 2012
    Igniter question

    ok thanks for the help
  • earl burnermann
    earl burnermann Member Posts: 126
    There are a few benifits.

    First, they are much lighter, but you know that already. They consume less electricity. And when they fail, they fail. Although this may not sound good, it really is. Cuts down on missing a bad transformer on a not automatic call. As already mentioned, you do not want to maintain the spark through the whole cycle.

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  • SchenleySeven
    SchenleySeven Member Posts: 27
    Interrupted setting

    How does one determine if an ignitor (installed by the fuel company technician under a service contract to replace a failing transformer)) has been set to run interrupted?

    He installed the ignitor on the Wayne burner on my Bock water heater. The original primary remains. I guess a 30 year old primary will only run constant spark?

    One pipe steam, Weil-McLain 380 , pipes mostly insulated, 32 radiators!

    Bock 32E water heater, Bock M-SR burner with .75 80A nozzle.
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