delayed oil ignition


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Old 01-29-07, 05:35 AM
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delayed oil ignition

I have a Williamson Oil furnace with a Becket burner, model # "A" "AF". There seems to be an excessive delay from when the furnace activates to when ignition of the oil begins. It always seemed to be about 8-10 seconds but now it goes to 15 seconds and then when ignition occurs, there is a loud, roaring sound, like excess oil being burned. It's like there is a slow start to the oil being ignited. Any ideas ? Thanks,,,,,,,,,
 
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Old 01-29-07, 07:35 AM
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When was the last time you had a full tune up done?

Oil should be serviced every year, and also tested for draft and overfire.
 
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Old 01-29-07, 09:07 PM
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Delayed Ignition

There are many causes for delayed igniton. Usually it is not difficult for an experienced oil burner service tech. As Jay said, your equipment should be serviced annually or at least every other year.
 
 

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