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Hello, I'm sorry no one has answered yet. My name is ***** ***** I'm ready to help.
You haven't describe exactly what we are working on or if you have I don't see it.
Okay, so this is an oil fired water heater?
Not propane, or natural gas?
Can you send a picture of the fuel valve?
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Okay are you seeing any ignition at all?
Is this a unit with a push button ignitor?
Is it creating a spark?
Without pictures I'm afraid I can not help you any further, I am sorry.
Do you still need help?
Ok, let me see if I understand your situation. You have an oil burner and you needed to bleed the oil line because you ran out of oil. If so how did you bleed the line? did you do it with the burner motor running and the bleeder on the burner oil pump open? is this an old boiler or a fairly new furnace (boilers heat water furnaces heat air)?
You really didn't answer any of my questions.
how did you bleed the line? did you do it with the burner motor running and the bleeder on the burner oil pump open? is this an old boiler or a fairly new furnace (boilers heat water furnaces heat air)?
You have to bleed the line with the motor running. So you open the bleeder then push the reset button. You still haven't told me anything about the equipment you have so I have to assume it's relatively new (less than 20 years old)
You have to let it run until no air bubbles come out, you get a steady stream of oil. Then you close the bleeder and the burner will fire up with any luck
Ok, really old boiler and burner. The picture of the bleeder isn't clear but my instructions to bleed that were in my last response are the same.
When you're spending this much money on a boiler durability and reliability would be my primary considerations and will prove the most cost effective over the life of the boiler
Sorry that should have been posted to a different question. If you aren't getting any oil out now even with the motor running then the line or the filter is probably clogged (most likely at the tank). This is something your landlord should get fixed since it's not really a tenants responsibility. Just don't tell them you ran out of oil.
There's no way they can know that you ran out of oil unless you tell them. This equipment is ancient and a clog is not uncommon. Could also be some other issue like a bad pump on the burner, also not your fault. That oil could have just been what was in the pump/line to start with.
If you aren't getting any oil with the bleeder open and the motor running then the only possibilities are a clogged line or a bad pump
Do you have any more questions?
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