What causes a furnace to leak fuel?

Old 02-23-13, 05:38 AM
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What causes a furnace to leak fuel?

Walked into an overwhelming smell of fuel in my mobile home. (Hadn't been home in several days.) Went to furnace area to discover wood floor under furnace soaked in oil. Furnace wasn't running, and circuit breaker in house hadn't been tripped. Any ideas what could have caused it??
Old 02-23-13, 01:47 PM
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I'd say it's pretty obvious you have a leak. I've seen many mobiles that used gravity to feed the furnace. It needs to be checked and fixed before you firethe furnace again.
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Has the furnace been worked on recently? Open the door to the burner and with a paper towel wipe your hand under the burner. Is it wet with oil? Wipe under and around the pump. Is it wet? The oil line comes up through the floor to the pump. Is it wet?

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