The AFG Beckett Burner Review
AFG Beckett Burner has a firing capacity of 0.40 to 3.00 GPH and an input capacity of 56,000 to 420,000 Btu’s per hour. It is recommended that the AFG Beckett Burner use a Number 1 or Number 2 Heating Oil for use in the United States and in Canada; it is recommended that you use Stove Oil or Number 2 Furnace Oil.Ã‚Â Make sure that you read all of the information provided when you get your AFG Beckett Burner.
The electrical information on the AFG Beckett Burner is the Power Supply has a 120V AC with a 60 HZ and is Single Phase. The Max Operating Load is Amps Max; the motor on the burner is 1/7 horsepower, 3450 RPM with a NEMA 48M Frame and has a Continuous Duty Solid State Igniter. Never try to change the design of the burner for installation purposes. By doing so, you may void the warranty and you may compromise the performance of the burner as well. This may result in loss of pressure and damage to the entire system. Every burner comes with an instruction manual, read the manuals so that you can become familiar with the burner. You can read up on maintenance so you can save as much money as you can without spending it on a tech.
Some of the components of the AFG Burner are the Nozzle Line Electrode Assembly, this is a self-centering assembly that brings the oil to the nozzle and it brings a high voltage of electricity to the electrodes. If this assembly is properly used, it can bring you a smoother and more efficient operation. The Drive Motor has a split phase motor that is designed for continuous use. Plus the motor is virtually maintenance free. The Blower Wheel is a brand new design that has a static pressure combustion air starts and a strong wheel made for reliability and strength.
The AFG Beckett Burner is a compact burner measuring, 11-1/2 inches in height, 12-7/8 inches in width and a depth of 6-9/16 inches. The Chassis stats say that by using the AFG Beckett Burner it will reduce any investment by up to 65%, it will reduce storage space by up to 85% with the compact design and it will speeds up service calls. Beckett Burner also manufactures a burner Model AF, these units are similar but it is not recommended that you try to convert the AF to an AFG. By tampering with the burners it will void a UL listing, it will void the manufacturers warranty, you could compromise the burner function and it would increase your own risk of liability. You can have a long lasting life for your burner if you follow the operating instructions as well do some preventative maintenance on the burners as well. Read all of the manuals and service guides that come with your burner and you can have many great years of these burners.
Here are some FAQ and the AFG Beckett Oil Burner Manual can be found here.
Q) I have a problem with my 6 year old Beckett AFG oil burner in my house. First off, it starts fine but it just doesn’t continue running for more than 15 – 20 minutes. When I noticed the problem, I had to reset it and run it again. Then it goes off again. It seems like it is going into recycle mode or infinite loop of spinning on its own. One thing though, I always had to reset it myself with my hands in order for it to stay on for a while. I tried to change the oil filter from the tank, pump strainer and even pump nozzle but none seemed to work. My fuel pump is A2EA #6520 and I can find the part from the dealer’s site.
A) When the boiler kicks off and begins to run off, it will take 5 – 10 minutes for initial stage. Then it will reach to the operating temperature, and the burner will try to retain that temperature while keeps running with sequence accordingly. Closely watch out for the flame when you restart the sequence and make sure it gets into this initial preparation stage. The other thing is to clear out the fuel line connected along the oil tank and burner. If the pipe is clogged somewhere in the middle, then the fuel will not be sourced as expected thus running out of source of power. Also make sure to check on the tank and pump filter regularly.