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My oil furnace keeps shutting off. When I check the furnace

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My oil furnace keeps shutting off. When I check the furnace the red light is on. I press the switch and the red light goes off. The furnace runs for a few hours and shuts off again.
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HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 1 year ago
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Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.When was the last time the burner was tuned up? When you say it shuts off do you mean the burner locks out and you have to hit the reset again to get it started?
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HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 1 year ago
In case you missed my edit, here it is againWhen you say it shuts off do you mean the burner locks out and you have to hit the reset again to get it started?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
yes, the burner locks out and I have to hit the reset button to get it started again. There is a red light on the reset switch. When I press the button it turns amber and the furnace starts.
HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 1 year ago
When was the last time it was tuned up?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
4 or 5 years ago.
HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 1 year ago
Ok, then you need a tune up. Oil burners should be tuned up every year or 2. If you have some mechanical experience I can tell you what needs to be done but this is usually something best left to a burner tech.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay tell me what to do.
HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 1 year ago
What is the brand and model of your burner?
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HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 1 year ago
I'm logging off for the night. I'll get back to you tomorrow once I know what you have for a burner
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