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     Lynn, Massachusetts 01904                                       781-598-0099

Prime Oil Burner Fuel Pump

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For Informational Purposes Only, should you choose to use this information, you do so at your own risk...

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There are many different style fuel pumps with the bleeder screw in various locations

Turn off the electrical power (switch) to the "OFF" position to the oil burner

Locate the bleeder screw on your fuel pump

You will need a 7/16" or 3/8" box wrench to loosen the bleeder screw

Locate a small container, coffee cup and a rag

Loosen the bleeder screw counter clockwise four (4) times (Do not remove bleeder screw)

Place, hold the container in front of the bleeder screw

Turn on the electrical power (switch) to the oil burner

Locate the reset button, typically a RED colored button located usually on the oil burner itself. On older heating systems the RED button maybe found on the control located in the smoke pipe leading to the chimney.

Press the reset button Once

Oil burner should start within a minute or two and oil should start flowing from the bleeder screw

If oil does not start flowing from the bleeder screw, you may have a clogged fuel filter, fuel nozzle, fuel pump strainer or a failure of the fuel pump.

If oil starts flowing from the bleeder screw, let the oil flow into a container (cup). Oil burner will automatically shut down within a few minutes.

Once the oil burner has shut off, turn off electrical power (switch) to off.

Tightened bleeder screw, wait 30 seconds, turn electrical (switch) on.

Press the rest button once, keep face and hands away from the front of oil burner

Oil burner should start to operate, check for a flame, if you see a flame, your oil burner is once again in operation. Congratulations!!!

Running out of heating oil can clog a fuel filter, oil line, nozzle and cause fuel pump failure

If no flame, oil burner will shut done automatically within a minute or two and you will need a service technician.

In most cases, if you have not repeatedly run out of heating oil, priming the fuel pump is all that is needed.

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