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Oil Burner Not Working after fill but works now. Question

ImYoungxD Member Posts: 130
edited March 2019 in Oil Heating
I got my tank filled last week when the gauge was between 1/8 - 1/4. I added oil treatment solution before they filled it. 2-3 days later, the beckett burner blinks red. I pressed the button, 5-10 minutes later, it goes dead again. I was thinking the filter was clogged but instead, I played with the valve that lets the oil in. I heard a gurgle in the oil line and now the boiler works fine.

What just happened? Was there air in the line or did I just pushed sludge to the filter?


    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,146
    Try not letting the tank get so low before filling which stirs up sludge. I would check the filter, pump strainer and nozzle.

    You could be running but not burning properly
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,868
    The firomatic valve? Is the stem up?
    I dont see why the driver would close a valve.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,977
    Could be any of the above or none of the above and just a coincidence and another issue.
  • HotanCool
    HotanCool Member Posts: 54
    The old defective oil valves that stripped, are still out there. If it was airbound,you may or may not get away without bleeding,unless it's a two pipe.