This is for informational purposes only
Should you choose to use this information, you do so at your own risk
If you have any concerns or doubt about priming the fuel pump
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Turn The Electrical Power (Switch) Off 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
Loosen The Bleeder Screw Counter Clockwise Four (4) Times (Do Not Remove)
Locate A Small Container (Coffee Cup) And A Rag
Hold The Container In front Of The Bleeder Screw
With The Container In Place, Turn On The Electrical Switch To The Oil Burner
Locate The Reset Button, Typically, A Red Colored Button, Usually Located On The Oil Burner Itself, But Sometimes On The Smoke Pipe Leading To The Chimney
Press The Reset Button Only Once!
Oil Burner Should Start, Within one (1) minute Oil Should Flow From The Bleeder
If Oil Does Not Start Flowing From The Bleeder Screw, You May Have A Clogged Fuel Pump, Fuel Filter, Oil Line Or Nozzle (You Will Need A Service Technician)
If Oil Flows From The Bleeder Screw, Let The Oil Flow Into The Cup, Oil Burner Will Then Automatically Shut Down Usually Within one (1) Minute
Once Oil Burner Has Shut off, Turn The Electrical Power (Switch) Off To The Oil Burner
Tightened Bleeder Screw
Wait one (1) Minute
Turn Power On
Press The Reset Button Only Once!!!
Keep Face And Hands Away From Front Of Oil Burner And Heating Unit
Oil Burner Should Start To Operate
If You See The Flame, Your Back In Operation
If No Flame Oil Burner Will Shut Down
(youtube.com has many videos on priming the different oil burners)
Many service related problems can be minimized before the heating system by having an Annual Tune-Up, Cleaning and Inspection.
Also, try not to let your oil tank go below a 1/4 of a tank.