Boiler will not restart sometimes


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Old 03-17-12, 07:26 AM
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Question Boiler will not restart sometimes

Almost every day my boiler shuts down while in between heating cycles. I hit the reset button the burner motor starts, I see fuel going into the chamber but there is no ignition. Rather than waiting for it cycle off I have been shutting it off by the wall switch. If I turn it on a few minutes later it wonít start. I will do this say 3 times with no results. But if I wait at least an hour or more it fires right up and will be good for a day. The fuel filter is clean and all wired connections are tight.
Beckett burner.
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Old 03-17-12, 08:06 PM
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I had a similar problems a couple years ago, it turned out being the transformer, would run fine for a day or so, then nothing, I'd hit the reset button and fuel would spray, and would only light if I tapped on the top of the transformer, it was a Beckett and was less than a year old. Put a new in and all was good.
 
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Old 03-18-12, 08:50 AM
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Could be transformer... but...

When was the burner last serviced? nozzle, electrodes, etc. ?
 
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Old 03-19-12, 07:34 PM
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Replaced the transformer yesterday AM. Has not shut down since.
Boiler was tuned before winter. Transformer was 4 years old.
thanks for the replies.
 
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Old 03-19-12, 07:46 PM
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Good deal! I should know better than to doubt a guy with a supercharger!
 
 

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