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My oil burner seems to struggle ignitinging. pump seems to

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My oil burner seems to struggle ignitinging. pump seems to run about 10 seconds at which point it seems to what I will say ignites then stops then ignites and run just right. A odor of fuel oil liners for a bit. What is the problem in your opinion.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

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Sounds like an electrode (not gaped properly) problem or weak ignition transformer or both.

Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

Do you have more questions?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Typically what is the gap supposed to be on the electrodes. I am in the process of taking them out as well as cleaning/blowing out the nozzle. I just changed the oil filter as well.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

You don't clean the nozzle. If it's clogged (doesn't sound like it) you replace it. Every burner's electrode settings are different. I need the brand and model of your burner if you want gap specs

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