Need to hit reset button every day

Old 12-22-10, 10:57 AM
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Need to hit reset button every day

I have an Oil burner that I need to hit the Red reset button on once per day some times more.

The boiler is a 17 year old Weil-McLain model 68,
Beckett model AFG burner
Honeywell R4184G Primary
Emerson Oil Burner motor

When I hit the button, it either starts right up or I hear a buzz. When I hear the buzz, I tap/hit the oil burner motor a couple of times and it will start up. Problem first started last year but I only had to reset a couple of times. Earlier this year I would hit reset 1/week.

I am guessing the problem is the burner motor getting “stuck” and I was going to replace it.
I was wondering if that is what it is or if there are any other suggestions?

Old 12-22-10, 05:36 PM
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hi Dave -

I'm a newbie, not an expert like the people on this forum. I have the AFG but with a R4184D primary. Probably similar to your 4184G. But anyway I wonder if it would be a good idea to look in the wiring box under the contol to see if there are any loose wires, wire nuts that fell off, or something like that.

But sounds like if you tap the motor and that gets things going it should be the motor. Just was wondering if that tap might also move some bad connections in the wiring box.

I'm sure you'll hear from the real experts soon.

Good luck!
Old 12-22-10, 06:15 PM
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Sounds like a bad start switch in the motor to me. I much prefer the newer type motors with a capacitor.
Old 12-22-10, 07:04 PM
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Agree with Dad... first check wiring... Grady is probly right, he's the master!

If it's the motor, I believe this is the one you need:

Patriot Supply - 21805U

If you've got the motor out, replace the coupling also:

Patriot Supply - 2454

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