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mattj815
mattj815 Member Posts: 14
Hi. I woke up this morning to no heat. Went down thermostat showed 61 and set for 69. Went down to the boiler and noticed a red light on which im guessing is a pump. I reset it, burner kicked on. Then shut off. I did it again. Shut off again.

I did some searching and havent found much help. Im wondering if its an oil flow problem. We just had the tank filled yesterday after it being pretty low. I dont know how low but under 1/4 tank. Wondering if it pulled some crap into the filter.

I dont want to keep resetting it and hoping I can fix myself. I also smelled oil after I did it the second time.

Anyone have any ideas. Thank you

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  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
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    Call a Professional.

    And DON'T keep hitting the red re-set button. It can have seriously surprising consequences.
    jjette
  • jjette
    jjette Member Posts: 6
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    Matt. For starters I wouldn't hit the reset button again. Without sounding harsh you probably should call a professional technician.
  • mattj815
    mattj815 Member Posts: 14
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    Yea. I think its come to that. I replaced the filter cartridge. But I dont see any flame, spark or sign of ignition.

    I called two guys so far. Just waiting for a call back. Thanks though.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
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    If the control is any good, it should be in latch up, so no worries of anymore resetting it. This is when having a full service oil provider is sweet.
    icesailor
  • mattj815
    mattj815 Member Posts: 14
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    So it turns out line was clogged just at the inlet valve to the filter. Paid 125 bucks and learned a little.

    Thanks for the help.
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
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    For the 125 bucks, he should have charged you a little more and replaced that Cartridge filter with a Spin On and ended the problem. If the cartridge filter had a red top, it's General Filter. "Secret". General Filters bought out Garber Filters, a Spin On type. I wonder why. Because it is a better filter?

    YES it is.
    Hatterasguy