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MIKE6
MIKE6 Member Posts: 102
Thermopride hotair unit.The chimney had a strong down draft.Found cause from an attic fan on by visiting inlaws of course.House filled up with smoke from oil burner.Shut attic fan off and draft is good.Vented house.Now burner runs and shuts down have to hit reset too often.

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  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
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    You shouldn't have to hit the reset button at all.

    You need to get a Tech out to go over the burner. I can think of a host of potential damage caused by what happened. You also need to have that venting straightened out. Having the attic fan on while in heating season doesn't make any sense. I would do something to prevent that from happening again.

    Harvey

  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
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    That must have been the mother of all fans to have done that.
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
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    MIKE said:

    Thermopride hotair unit.The chimney had a strong down draft.Found cause from an attic fan on by visiting inlaws of course.House filled up with smoke from oil burner.Shut attic fan off and draft is good.Vented house.Now burner runs and shuts down have to hit reset too often.


    Have someone check heat exchanger for excessive sooting.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
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    clean the cad cell eye, gun assembly and blast tube
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
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    nothing worse than negative pressure inside