Magic Chef Oil furnace

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Old 02-15-05, 07:06 AM
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Magic Chef Oil furnace

Hello everyone. Hopefully someone can help me with this. We have inherited a place with an old Magic Chef Oil Furnace. Model L5A84C12-1. We cannot locate the nozzle to see if it is clogged or not. The ignitor will not kick on. We now the oil is flowing into the motor but it wont fire up. Any suggestions or ideas where to locate the nozzle?
 
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Old 02-15-05, 07:22 AM
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Oil furnaces are complicated and need tuned by a pro annually. It sounds as if your burner needs the attention of a tech and you don't want to fire it if oil has been dumping into the fire box.
 
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Old 02-15-05, 01:02 PM
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I have also seen a number of L5 models that were damaged by improper burner adjustment. Even with the correct nozzle, the heat exchanger was damaged by overheating caused by nothing more than a burner that was setup with improper air adjustment. Most furnaces can tolerate that but I know for a fact that yours will not. It is old and I'm sur ethe warranty on the heat exchanger has expired. You would be better off to do as mattison said and get a professional in there to do maintenance. You can watch him to see if you can pick up any pointers in case you want to do something in the future but I would not recommend DIY at this time.

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Not something to be playing with, I see more people turn simple ten minute service calls into major expensive repairs by thinking an oil burner is like a washing machine and trying to fix it themselves
 
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