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How To Troubleshoot A Beckett Oil Burner

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If you are having trouble with your Beckett oil burner then you will need to find out what is wrong with it by troubleshooting different parts of the burner. There are many different things that can go wrong and will make your burner fail, so it is very important to read carefully as well as repair the burner the same way.How To Troubleshoot A Beckett Oil Burner

The first thing you will need to do is make sure that you know where all the parts are we are going to describe and if you don’t and even reading this makes you nervous it maybe best that you just hire someone that is licensed in repairing oil burners. Of course you could be a season repair professional and might be looking for some Beckett oil burner troubleshooting tips as well just to make your service calls go easier. Whatever the case maybe you will need to know what and where the parts are to repair a Beckett burner.

Problem: “My Beckett Burner has a clogged nozzle and won’t ignite”

Solution: You will need to either replace the oil burner nozzle or learn how to clean a oil burner nozzle so that you can get the fuel through the nozzle with the intended flow. Buying a brand new replacement Beckett oil burner nozzle is recommend choice of many oil heating service professionals, but if you are low on money and like to tinker with things then go on ahead and try to clean it.

Problem: “My Beckett Oil Burner has no spark and won’t light”

Solution: This could be caused by a bad transformer or even electrodes that are not positioned or even adjusted correctly. You will want to make sure that your transformer is good and your electrodes have been properly adjusted.
Beckett Oil Burner Bleed Screw
Problem: “How do I bleed the air out of my Beckett burner oil lines”

Solution: Hit the reset button on the motor while opening the bleed screw on the pump. It is a good idea to make sure you loosen the bleed screw before hand to make sure its not tight, then just hand tighten it, so when you hit the reset button you can just open the Beckett burner bleed screw a half turn and let the air out of the line. The bleed screw is located in the front or the side of the oil pump on the burner.

Problem: “The flame on my Beckett burner is yellow not blue”

Solution: This means that you need to adjust the air intake on the fan. You can do that by adjusting the squirrel cage baffles located on the side of the burner.

Problem: “How do I change my oil filter on my beckett Oil Burner”

Solution: If you need to replace the oil filter on you Beckett burner you can do so by removing the bolt that holds the cover over the filter. Once have removed the bolt you can remove the filter cylinder and then pull the filter out and replace it with a new one.

Problem: “My Beckett Oil Burner is blowing black smoke”

Solution: If you are a homeowner then its seriously time to call in a heating professional to have your burner cleaned and adjusted. If you are a heating professional and are clueless because you have never really worked on Beckett oil burners then you will need to adjust the flame, air, intake and possible clean the boiler. It might be a good idea to get some kind of factory training.

Regular Maintenance Tips:

According to the manufacturer, it is recommended for the owner to hire a service professional to perform a regular maintenance on a yearly basis. It is also strongly suggested not to tamper with or make any incorrect adjustments on the unit, controls and any other critical area and parts by owner’s hands because it could lead into further problems such as asphyxiation, explosion or fire. Always make sure that a qualified service technician starts the work on the jobsite.

This is because operation and adjustment of the oil burner requires many hours of in-depth technical training and skillful use of combustion test instruments and other test equipment, and these could not be easily acquired by regular customer over the books or any other online resources.

However, as an owner of this burner you can do a few basic things before you make a service call:

– Check the outside oil supply line. It is visible and usually transparent pipe, and you can inspect any signs of leakage around the area.
– Also check the oil supply system. All fittings should be leak-tight. The supply lines should be free of water, sludge and other restrictions.
– If you can, verify the nozzle is the one originally specified by the appliance manufacturer.  Sometimes it can result in malfunction or poor performance having the nozzle of different specifications from the same manufacturer.
– Inspect the igniter spring contacts. Clean or replace if corroded.
– Inspect all gaskets. Replace any that are damaged or would fail to seal adequately.

Here are manual steps on how to replace Beckett Oil Burner Blower Wheel (Note: This is only for your reference. Do not attempt to do it yourself. Always contact your qualified service technician or serviceman first):

 

233 Comments

    • Tips 1/8″ apart. Tips 1/8″ above nozzle. Tips 1/2″ away from center of nozzle outlet (hole).

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  2. I have a texaco burner head that works properly when firing. After the oil burner shuts down ( after we hit the room thermostat set limit) the burner head drips oil from under the pump. This is a red texaco unit which looks like a Beckett unit. The unit has been in service for many years without a drip.

    • Lou – September 1st, 2019 at 10:23 pm
      I have a texaco burner head that works properly when firing. After the oil burner shuts down ( after we hit the room thermostat set limit) the burner head drips oil from under the pump. This is a red texaco unit which looks like a Beckett unit. The unit has been in service for many years without a drip.

      After some more inspection I found that it looks like the leak is coming from the pump shaft ( probably a bad pump gasket seal ) and the drip coming from that shaft is coming out of the lower housing and dripping onto the floor when the unit stops running. Is it possible that an oil burner technician can be found who can just replace the pump and set the pump pressure on this Texaco gun unit? It is painted red with the Texaco logo but it looks like a Beckett unit.

      I don’t see any need to replace the entire gun unit.

      Lou

  3. Furnace will kick on and off continuously five to six times before the fan will kick on and stay, heats fine then will shit off at temp… Then will do the same thing before starting up again….

  4. Hi all, my beckett burner seems to have a mind of its own. It does not respond to the thermostat being turned up. Had an electrician verify the thermostat is good. I have green light for flame and dimmer green light for pump prime. No red reset light. Can’t make the pump and motor start. Then after several hours and the house temp dropping to about 62 it will come on by itself and bring the house right up to 75 or 80. Then it shuts down again for a long rest! Everything seems okay but won’t work on demand. Any ideas out there.

  5. MY EMPLOYER HAS A COLEMAN MOBILE HOME FURNACE IN HIS SHOP AND THE UNIT WILL NOT POWER UP OR STAY POWERED UP. CAN NOT GET IT TO STAY POWERED LONG ENOUGH TO CYCLE IT TO BLEED IT NOR RUN. WHAT AM I MISSING? EVERYTHING LOOKS OK AND IN PLACE. WHEN I TURN THE UNIT ON THE LIGHT ON THE CAD CELL PACK WILL FLASH FOR A HALF A SECOND AND GO OUT. ACTS LIKE ITN IS IN LOCK OUT MODE BUT TRING TO RESET IT IT WILL NOT RESET, ACCORDING TO INSTRUCTIONS. WHAT DO I DO NOW?

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