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Ignition transformer

I have. Franceformer on my AF15 Beckett oil burner . I’m getting smoke drifting up from the air ports on the oil pump side . The entire bottom of the ignition xfmr is wet and also the wiring trough. My question is are the ignition xfmr’s oil filled because all the checking and observation I have done this seems to be the only answer. Thanks for reading


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 15,858
    Some, at least, are. The real question then is... how old is this transformer? If it's old enough, there may be a question of PCBs...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 9,014
    Could be the transformer but I doubt it
    . It would have quit by know.
    The burner and boiler are probably plugged up, back drafting or a fouled up firing head or end cone. You need a professional to look at this before the problem gets worse
    rick in Alaska
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 4,971
    If you’re saying the whole housing has fuel oil in it, I think your fuel pump may be bad, seals leaking, or some other leak.
    If the transformer is smoking or 'smocking' as our president tweets, then that’s a different issue, then you shouldn’t run it at all.
    There’s no oil in a transformer. There is tar in there.
    Any reason why you haven’t had a competent tech come out to diagnose it?
    rick in Alaska
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