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Carlin oil burner only comes on for seconds and water is only warm, not hot.

Splat
Splat Member Posts: 1
For the last two days, our oil burner has been only managing to warm water, not bring it to hot.

We have a Carlin EZ Oil Burner, and I have pressed the rest (despite no warning indicator). I have also went to check that it is firing, and it sounds like it is, but to see I would need to remove some thumbscrews which are quite hot!

Is there anything I can try before I would need to call someone for service?

Comments

  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,690
    Yeah, don't touch it. You're not going to do anything but make it worse, and possibly create a dangerous situation. Call for service.
    When you press the reset, does the burner come on? If so, it went out on safety for a reason, so don't push it again.
    If it wasn't off on safety, then you have something else going on. Either a flow problem or a problem with the aquastat.
    steve
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,016
    Well, if the thumbscrews are hot and the water is warm it must be working somewhat. Call for service and have a professional look at it