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Oil furnace problem

islas0 Member Posts: 1
I was trying to restart my oil furnance and it wasn't restarting with the reset button, so I pulled this plug on the high speed flame retention and when it came out it sparked and then the power went out in my house. How can I fix this problem?


    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,756
    All the power in the entire house went out because of one action??
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,173
    Might be time to call a pro. There's a lot of different ways to hurt yourself or start a fire.
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,590
    That summary was a little vague, but if sparks were involved, you need to call a pro. Set it up for tomorrow or you'll likely pay overtime rates today.
    You lost power to the whole house?
    It should have just tripped the breaker for the boiler only.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,923
    As has been said -- you need a pro for the burner. You also may need an electrician, if the whole house tripped. In fact, if it did, you do.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England