oil boiler ignition


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Old 11-30-08, 04:02 AM
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oil boiler ignition

hopefully someone may be able to help me,got a riello burner that ignites for a couple of seconds then goes out but constantly tries ,it doesnt go into lockout...thanks
 
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Old 11-30-08, 06:56 AM
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Riello

That constant "re-try" is a problem with Riello. They have a new control to eliminate that. I think it is a 3 try then lockout. Not sure if it is on the market yet or not.

Do you have a vacuum gauge you could install in the fuel line? I'm wondering about the condition of the fuel filter, pump screen, & nozzle. If the flame is starving for fuel, it will cause what you describe. What make & model of appliance & which model Riello? Single or 2 fuel lines from the tank to the burner?
 
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thanks for the reply grady,model number is rdb1 bf and type is83t50.its been working fine for about 16 months,what would the vacuum guage solve.quite smoky when it fires for a couple of secs.never goes to lockout always fires for a second or so.
 
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Old 11-30-08, 07:34 AM
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Vac Gauge

The gauge would not directly solve the problem but serve as a diagnostic tool. You could have a fouled nozzle or other fuel related problem.
Since Riello burners have metric threads, & require adaptors to inch gauges, I honestly think you should call a local servicer familiar with Riello. If you need parts, they are not available at your local home improvement center or anyplace likely to be open on Sunday.
 
 

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