No oil thru bleeder on Beckett oil burner home heater

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No oil thru bleeder on Beckett oil burner home heater

Hi all. I have a problem with the heater in my house. It stopped working so after checking it out I determined I wasn't getting oil to the nozzle. I had oil to the filter so I put a new filter on and when I bled the system I had no oil coming out so I thought the oil pump was bad. I replaced that and still have the same issue. I can't get oil to come out of the bleeder so no oil to the nozzle and obviously no heat. I'm wondering if it's the coupler between the pump and the motor. I have very little knowledge of heaters but want to learn to fix it myself. Any info is appreciated. Thanks in advance
 
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If you have oil to the filter & have replaced the pump, the coupling between the motor & pump would be a likely suspect. The coupling is easy to replace & inexpensive. When I replace a pump, the coupling also gets replaced.
 
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That makes sense. I didn't think much of it until it didn't work. Then I wondered if it could been worn beings it's plastic. Thank you for the quick reply
 
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When you replace it, be sure to replace the ends as well, not just the hollow "shaft".
 
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Ok I will. Is there anything else I should look for if that doesn't fix it?
 
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Make sure no fittings are loose or cracked. As best you can, insure there is no restriction in the fuel lines. When trying to bleed the pump, do you get air or anything out of the bleeder? I suggest using a hose on the bleeder port (1/4" I.D.) & submerging the discharge end in liquid (preferably something other than water with fuel being the ideal).
 
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If you run your oil low you may have a plugged line.
When you changed your pump you didn't have to look at your coupling or line it up to put it on your pump shaft.

Remove your oil line from the pump and turn on your oil at the tank and see if anything comes through.
If it's gravity it should flow.

To check your coupling without removing your pump, shut the power off, lift up your transformer and spin your fan to see if everything turns. You should be able to see everything.
 
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no oil

Clogged pump strainer?

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When bleeding I loosened the small plug in top of oil filter housing and had oil come out. Then with pump bleeder just had some air bubbles then drips that's it.
 
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I have oil coming thru lines before the pump but nothing out of bleeder or feed line to the gun. And yes there is oil in the tank. I don't know what a pump strainer is so I'll look it up and find out what it is and give you an answer for that
 
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With a new pump it wouldn't be your pump strainer anyway. The strainer is inside the pump. They do get clogged but yours is brand new.
 
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Have you replaced the coupling? Spott's method of checking doesn't always work. Sometimes the pump shaft will turn by hand but slip under the torque of the motor.

How much are you opening the bleeder valve? Sometimes it takes 1/2 turn or more.
 
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Grady is right. My thinking is it's a lot easier to initially, as a first step to check it that way and if it looks suspect then proceed to removing the pump to change the coupling.

Although the coupling is a possibility I have to wonder why the oil, with everything is open including the bleeder wouldn't at least drip out by gravity.

Normally when you open the bleeder oil will drip out even without the pump being on.

If nothing else works fill up a gallon container and with a temporary line try that. If it works then you know it's the line.
If oil, as you say comes through the line then it should come through the bleeder without the pump.
 
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