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Experience:  33 years experience electrical troubleshooting industrial equipment and control systems.
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Oil fired stanley superstar cooker/boiler wont fire up.

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Oil fired stanley superstar cooker/boiler won't fire up. The burner seems to ignite, but goes off again after a few seconds. The red light (lock out light?) comes on. If I press it, the buner will start again, but only for a couple of seconds. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Craig replied 6 years ago.

Craig :

This would be a 'flame sensor' issue

Craig :

The flame sensor has to get a signal that the burner has actually lit up and a flame is present or it shuts the gas valve down. Look in at the burner and look for a sensor in the flame, that's it

Craig :

Check the connections of all the wires at the controller to make sure the sensor is connected and tight

Craig :

Make sure the sensor is in the flame

Craig :

It could be a thermocouple or flame sensor