How To Prime A Beckett Oil Burner
The first thing you will want to do before you prime and bleed the Beckett Oil Burner is to make sure that you have enough or or fuel inside of the tank. If there is no fuel or very little in the fuel storage tank, you may have a hard time getting all of the air out of the oil lines. Once you have confirmed that you have enough oil inside of the tank you will need to grab an adjustable wrench so you can open and then close the oil burner pump bleeder screw. The oil bleed screw is located on the front of the Beckett Oil Burner fuel oil pump. You can see the location of the oil bleed screw on the image below.
The next thing you will want to do is to make sure that the hand valve is open on the bottom of the oil tank. You can open or close this valve by turning the valve clockwise or counter clockwise. Now you will want to take your adjustable wrench and open the air bleeder screw on the oil pump. Once you have loosened the oil pump bleed screw you will want to tighten it up by hand, so that the bleed screw is loose enough to open by hand. You will now need to grab a small container so when you are ready to bleed the burner you will have a place for the excess oil to drip into. A small cut down coffee can or small metal container will work well as a small drip pan.
Now that the oil pump bleed screw on your Beckett Oil Burner is hand tight, you will now want to hit the reset button and then open the bleeder screw a small amount, this will start to let the oil prime into the oil lines and into the oil pump. After a few seconds you should start to see some air and oil spit out of the bleeder screw on the oil pump. Let the oil and the air mixture spit out into the drip pan until the burner fires up or the burner cycles off. Normally the oil burner will fire after a few seconds of the air and the oil being bleed from the oil pump. Once the burner fires up you will want to tighten down the oil pump bleed screw.
If you ran out of oil and this is why you are bleeding the oil burner you may want to also change the pump and inline oil filter if you are having troubles bleeding the burner. Often gunk from the oil tank is sucked into the oil pump screens and burner nozzle when the fuel source has been ran that low. If you know that the oil filter and screens are clean then the burner should normally fire in a few seconds after bleeding the air out of the oil lines with the oil pump bleed screw. If you have left the bleed screw open the whole time that the burner was cycling and the oil burner has bleed but still won’t start, you may have additional problems with your burner.If you have no experience working on oil burners or furnaces its always a better idea to call a licensed heating professional to help you.