honeywell not acting right


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honeywell not acting right

my honeywell oil furnace 150.000 btu doesnt act right. when you turn the thermostat on sometimes all it does is click. then again it will start but no flame. it will run a min, and cut off. i can push the reset button and bleed the line and it will start and run every time, but when it cuts off if i want to start it i have to push reset and bleed the line.i was wondering if the unit that the oil line goes in is bad?if it is losing its prime or what. when i unhook that small line going to the nozzle i notice there is no oil dripping out? shouldnt that line be full of oil? what is that piece called that the bleeder valve is in? thank you
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Old 02-06-12, 03:31 AM
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maybe i need to bleed it more than once??
 
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Old 02-06-12, 03:53 PM
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When the burner is off there should be NO oil out of the small line.
The part where the bleeder is located is the fuel pump. When was the last time the furnace was serviced?
 
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Old 02-07-12, 02:52 AM
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it hasnt been used in years hardly. its in my shop where i go once in a while. like i said, i can start it every time by bleeding the line. reckon i need a new fuel pump?
 
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oh, i just changed the filter and nozzle and reset the electrodes. thanks
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Old 02-07-12, 03:09 AM
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sometimes it will start by the thermostat. it will run but no flame. wait a min. and hit the reset and bleed it and it fires right up. it acts like its not getting any oil to fire it up when its running i guess. i dont know.
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Old 02-07-12, 04:24 AM
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i went down a few minutes ago and turned the thermostat on and it fired right up. strange?? i will try it again later today
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Often you don't have to wait for intermittent problems to manifest themselves.

Try turning the thermostat up twenty to thirty times to start the ignition process repeatedly to see if the furnace will fail to light. You need to be ablwe to repeat the failure in order to observe it and idnetify where the failure is occurring.

If you take the cover off the furnace and watch and understand the ignition sequence when it operates correctly twenty or thirty times, you will understand much better where it is stopping when that finally happens.
 
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ok. if i still have problems i'll do that. thank you kindly
 
 

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