How to set gap on beckett oil burner electrode
Asked Apr 26, 2009, 06:40 AM
I have a Beckett Burner; looks like a AFG model. 2 weeks ago I changed the filter, screen and nozzle. She ran well for 2 days; and now she shuts off intermittently. I noticed that when I reset her, she hesitates before she ignites; she never did that before. I am assuming that the electrode gap is off, due to the ignition hesitation; am I right or wrong? Several weeks ago I vaccumed the burner. I now also notice that when she does ignite I see and smell a little smoke. Could it also be that the eye is shutting off the burner because the smoke prevents her from seeing? There is so much to an oil burner and I love it. Also is there a website I can go to for troubleshooting a Beckett Oil Burner?
Thanks for your time.