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How to override a Beckett burner lockout?

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You need to hold down the reset button for at least 30 seconds to release it from a hard lockout.

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How do I override the lock out function on a Beckett oil burner. I ran out of fuel and have put fuel in the tank and am trying to bleed the system but can't get the burner to fire. Green light keeps flashing.

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Make: Beckett
Model: NX

Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: HVAC

What is the brand and model number of the ignition (reset) control?

Customer: Burner reset - R7184 on a Beckett NX Burner.

Rickheatdoc: Okay, you need to hold down the reset button for at least 30 seconds and release it from a hard lockout.

Customer: Do I need to have the bleeder valve open or do I wait for the burner to try to fire and then bleed?

Rickheatdoc: It's best to have the bleeder open and a small container positioner in front of the bleeder to catch the oil, then hit the reset. Once you have a steady stream of oil tighten the bleeder back up and the burner should fire up.

Customer: Thanks! The boiler is cooking away and if I can keep it from running out of fuel again there should be no problems. Thank for your expert assistance!

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