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Honeywell Protectorelay Oil Burner Control

73amc73amc Member Posts: 9
Good evening all,

I've been having issues with my honeywell protectorelay. I'll get in the shower and have no hot water out of my boiler. I suck it up and finish the shower and go investigate. The burner control will not be tripped, no light, but if I tap it with my finger, the boiler will fire right up. Sometimes it'll continue to cycle throughout the day, but it's becoming annoying. Is this something I can service, or is it a replacement deal?

Thanks guys!

Comments

  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,326
    What model Protectorelay? If it has a light on it, I'd bet it's an R8184 series................
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  • 73amc73amc Member Posts: 9
    Yes. It is the r8184.
  • 73amc73amc Member Posts: 9
    The relay is 14 years old. The PO dated the relay. It seems like I'm having to go back and rap the box more frequently now to get it to fire. I'm going to take it apart tomorrow and have a look. Maybe lose wire or something.
  • 73amc73amc Member Posts: 9
    Tap*
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,326
    I'd replace that relay. There are much better ones out there now, from Beckett, Carlin and Honeywell.

    I'm assuming you haven't been able to find a good oil-burner tech. Where are you located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • 73amc73amc Member Posts: 9
    I have a good tech. He was just out a few months ago for annual maintenance. Family owned business. Can you suggest a specific model (s).
  • 73amc73amc Member Posts: 9
    I'm not above working on my own stuff. If it's just a simple replacment of a failed or failing part, I'm game. :)
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,326
    What make and model is the burner?

    Is there a solenoid valve on the fuel unit (pump)?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • 73amc73amc Member Posts: 9
    I'll have to check in the morning. It's a becket unit. Unsure of model.
  • Firecontrol933Firecontrol933 Member Posts: 73
    I always pay real close attention to the relay contacts in those when I have to change them. If the contacts are pitted really bad and/or burnt badly I also repair or replace the burner motor. The older burner motors had oil ports on them and some homeowners liked to put way too much oil in them, which would get on the start switch inside the motor and burn it up making the motor not want to start right. The relay in the control doesn't live long when this starts to happen.
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