oil central heating boiler


Postby Mr.Punch » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:32 pm

i have a Firebird popular 70.
I've run out of oil before - then, with the progam switch on, and having bleed the air from the oil pipe, i've pressed the reset - the boiler has fired and started.
This time (having bleed the oil pipe), when I turn the programmer to 'on' the pump/boiler starts to 'run' and does not fire-up. If i press the reset, it stops the pump etc but when I release it, it continues to run but not fire.

other info - the boiler is 2 years old, when it was first put in it was left idle for weeks and did not work, an engineer found it to be 'filled' with water - after draining he got it working and it hasn't been a problem since.
I have not been using the boiler since August as I was away - could it be the same problem and where is the water coming from??
THANKS for any advice
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Postby Mr.Punch » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:36 pm

hi guys/gals - anyone like to take a stab at giving me some advice? :D
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Postby The Heating Doctor » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:02 pm

I think that may be the oil nozzle could be blocked, have you checked the filter to see if any debris came down the line when you ran out of oil? You also have not said when, if ever you have had the burner serviced. Once a year minimum service intervals with oil burners.
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