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Hi,My oil hot water heater does not appear to be firing.

Hi, My oil hot water heater does not appear to be firing. The oil burner motor runs and the fan inside spins fast but makes a whirring almost rattling sound. I lifted the transformer and removed the nozzle and did a quick and dirty cleaning of the nozzle and wiped down the electrodes and insulators. I could blow air thru the nozzle and it's internal filter seemed not clogged. Still did not fire. I noticed irregular broken pieces of 1/8" thick bits of plastic about 2 to three inches long inside the fan housing in the blow? tube where the nozzle assembly sits. To the best of my visibility they seem to be shattered pieces of the casing or axle housing in the center of the of the fan but just guessing. Also wondering I have a Bock model 51E tank with a 29 year old RWB Beckett oil burner (emerson motor) No V-270845 and a single stage Webster 3450 RPM fuel pump (same age) I'm not sure if the broken pieces mean anything and if come from the fuel pump or the oil burner and why if the motor runs why it doesn't fire. It will shut itself down after running for 30secs to 1 minute. Can the oil burner be repaired and if replaced should I also replace the transformer, fuel pump and any other electrical/peripherals Thanks Mike Edit- My 550 gallon oil tank has 17 inches of oil in it. By the looks of the parts diagram, I'm guessing the flexible coupling has shattered or broken down in side the fan/motor. Does this prevent firing?

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The oven in my Bosch model HGS236UC/01 range is not reaching

The oven in my Bosch model HGS236UC/01 range is not reaching proper heat setting.....takes over an hour to preheat. There's a poping sound when the burner fires, such as in a delayed ignition on an oil burner. Does this unit have a glow coil igniiter ? If so could it be weak? The unit is approximately 6 years old. If you concur can you help with a part number and tell me how to access the igniter? Could it be something else?

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my ge gas slide in range is installed. the oven started smoking.

my ge gas slide in range is installed. the oven started smoking. is this normal? the burners click but do not light. thank you

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on a hot water oil burner water continues to flow when both

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The automatic door lock on my GE oven will not retract after

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My whirlpool gold fridge is not cooling, 6 years and model

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My beloved Fisher & PAYKEL washing machine is approx. 10

Hi, My beloved Fisher & PAYKEL washing machine is approx. 10 years old.JA: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: yes approx. 10 years top loader 5kg wash. old the main barrel will not turn as the water is filling. the control revert back to long wash and 1st spin the lid lock light is doing all sorts of things the main barrel seems very loose.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes I can have a go janJA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: what nextJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so

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I have a kitchen Aid dishwasher that's only 5 years old

I have a kitchen Aid dishwasher that's only 5 years old That's not heating the water or creating steam? It used too? I removed heating element and checked it for continuity and that's fine, and it looks fine? Should I still replace I? OR do you think there's an electrical control panel issue? Or something else?JA: Can you guesstimate how old your KitchenAid is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: 5 years old Model # KUDE40CVSSJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That's it

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