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weil mclain oil boiler help please
Some advice please
I have a weil-mclain oil boiler model P-WGO-4 series #3 14 years old
supplied by a very old in ground 550 gallon oil tank installed in 1955.
as best as i can tell there is no evidence of leaking or water in the fuel etc.
i plan to have it removed soon and so i have been getting deliveries 150 gallons at a time as i prepare to have a 275 or 330 tank installed in the basement. the burner is a weil-mclain burner model QB-180 which i understand is no longer manufactured, every technician from the oil company says this burner is junk and should be replaced by a becket burner.
since the last fill i find the boiler in a pattern of attempting to start sputtering and either going into a red light solid lockout mode or red light blinking recycle mode. the oil company has come twice over the last two weeks and replaced the filter,nozzel,light photo sensor and cleaned around the nozzel. however its still acting unreliable and locking out 50% of the time. my research tells me that this is usually a symptom of low fuel or a clogged line. do you guys think that this could be caused by something else? perhaps only 150 gallons of fuel in an old 550 gallon tank that most likely has a lot of sludge in it? the "lousey" weil-mclain burner itself? could it be something electrical, relay, transformer, aquastat?
additionally after i do install a new tank in the basement do you think a new becket burner will make a difference? as stated above the boiler is only 14 years old.
any advice will be much appreciated