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Pearl. I have a Beckett oil furnace "R7184 1032" with a

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Hi, Pearl. I have a Beckett oil furnace "R7184 B 1032" with a flashing green light. I've had the heat off the past week. I just refilled the oil tank and switched the heat on, I hear the oil priming the unit which lasts about 15 seconds, then nothing. The green light flashes. I've hit the reset button, which starts the same oil priming sound. 15 seconds later it turns off and the green light is flashing again.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 7 months ago.

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If you ran out of oil you do need to purge the air from the oil line. To do this you need a 3/8" (typically) open end wrench, a small container to catch the oil and a small piece of 1/4" od rubber tubing (the tubing isn't vital it just makes it a little easier). Locate the bleed fitting on the oil pump (on the left side of the oil burner where the oil line connects) it has a hex with a small hose barb protruding. Position your container directly below it. Loosen the hex. You will get a little oil and maybe a few bubbles. Now hit the reset button on the burner control and let it run until it’s a steady stream of oil (no bubbles). Tighten the hex back up and you're done. The burner should fire up once you close off the bleeder. You may need to hit the reset more than once. If your ignition control (the device with the reset button on the burner) is a R7184 then the control will go into a hard lockout if you push the reset more than twice. You need to hold the button down for at least 30 seconds to release the lockout.

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