Reillo burner not firing.

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Reillo burner not firing.

Burner is a Reillo 40 F5, one line in. No fue at burner bleeder, have fuel at tank bleeder. Could it be the pump? It should still gravity feed right? Tank gauge is at 1/2.

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Not being a Riello tech...

The burner probably has a flexible coupling between the motor and the pump similar to the Beckett (and others), so I would inspect that.

Next, the filters and such... maybe the line is plugged...
 
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may be the filter. It's a spin on. Close the valve and change it?
 
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It would be unusual for a filter to just spontaneously clog up with no sign of warning... has the burner been running flawlessly up to this point?

How long has the filter been in service?
 
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It has been Ya. I really want to verify the oil in the tank but have no way of taking one of the top plugs off. The gauge has been working fine and the tank was filled just a month ago so I really don't think that's the problem. Wouldn't a plugged line have showed signs as well?

I am not sure when it was changed last. We bought the house last July.
 
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I would think if it just up and died all of a sudden that something else is going on.

Your oil pump has an electric solenoid?

Fuel problems generally start by poor running, lousy ignition, etc, and then get gradually worse. Not saying that's NOT it, just saying not as likely, in my opinion.

One of the Riello experts should be along soon.......................
 
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I would assume it does yes. Not 100% sure but. Wouldn't it gravity feed though?
 
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So the culprit was a plugged line. Took the line of the burner end and had nothing but sludge. Was able to use a wire to free up the blockage to the point where about 2 feet of sludge was able to flow out before clean fuel was flowing. Hooked everything back up and we are up and running again.

How would all this make it past the filter? How much pressure should I have at the burner bleeder?
 
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Change the filter, screen and nozzle.

I started having burner issues that you could hear on my Riello. When the tech came to service it he was amazed it was running at all. The filter had to be pried out of housing, the screen that is about 1" diameter had almost 1/4" sludge on it with an 1/8" clear area in center, the nozzle itself had almost 1/8" of sludge on the brass filter on it.

No clue how long it had been since prior service. Works well now
 
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Any cleaner that can be dumped in the tank to clean it?

I may take the pump cover off next week and see what the screen looks like.

Has anyone used this kit?

http://www.amazon.com/SUNTEC-SSC-126...D9VTYF8RQ1RFB5
 

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That is the strainer kit I bought (directly from Patriot supply) since I work basically around the corner from them.

If sludge in tank, Home Depot sells sludge treat to help break up and disolve it. A couple other companies claim the same thing. Some people say to toss in 5 gallons of K1 kerosene in with each delivery. Depending on the amount of sludge some places (marine also) will vacuum it and filter it back in.

I use sludge treat every delivery and have for years. Still get some at filters but if changed yearly not normally an issue.
 
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I change Riello strainers all the time. Never used the gasket, only the O-ring, but don't see why the gasket wouldn't work. The O-ring can be a pain at times & is easy to pinch. I wouldn't hesitate to use the gasket in place of the O-ring. The manufacturer of that kit has a very good reputation.
 
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I might pick up that kit then and check the strainer. It appeared like the valve before the burner trapped all the gunk but better be safe.
 
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