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Old 11-16-12, 11:18 AM
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my becket burner wont fire unless i pick up the tranformer a little bitcan some help
 
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Old 11-16-12, 03:35 PM
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Hi MadDog...

We need a bit more information.

Exactly which transformer are you talking about? Where is it located?

What do you mean by "... i pick up the transformer ..."?

Is your burner serviced yearly?
 
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Old 11-17-12, 06:23 AM
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i have a carlin 4100 ignitor wich sit on top of the burner on sort of a door two springs touch the electrodes when i lift the ignitor door slightly the burner fire and runs .the next time it fires i have to do the same thing.
 
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Is your burner serviced yearly?
If not, when was the last time the burner was serviced?

You could have a bad wiring connection, bad 4100 ignitor, or any other number of things.

My suggestion, unless you have a full understanding of how to do a full service on an oil burner, would be to call a tech.

You can get yourself into trouble if you continue to run the system this way.
 
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yes it was sevviced has new ignitor new .75x80 nozzle new primary control new electrodes
 
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How long ago serviced? Too long ago to call service guy back and complain that not working afterward?

They (or you) replaced ignitor because of this same problem?

What is the history?
 
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service guy not around any more he serviced it last spring .ignitor burned out and i replaced it now along with new nozzle
 
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hi maddog -

Trooper is the man, but when you replaced the transformer I assume you had to connect the carlin 4100 in the junction box. I mean didn't you have to undo wire nuts to remove the old transformer then wire nut the new transformer back in?

If so I wonder if you just have a loose connection in the junction box at the wire nuts for the transformer? (I know I'm real bad for not doing good connections under wire nuts.)
 
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Old 11-17-12, 06:24 PM
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Dad, you always make me blush! thanks...

I agree 100%, especially since he has to 'lift it' to get it to fire. Could be that when the connections are flexed, they make connection.
 
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