What do I do if my oil furnace is not working?

What do I do if my oil furnace is not working?

If you have oil in your tank or have run out of oil and have received a delivery, follow the steps below to “restart” your furnace:

  1. Turn off your furnace and find the bleeder valve. It resembles a grease fitting or car brake system valve and often is on the left side. It should be easy to identify since the fuel line runs into it. Loosen the bleeder valve counter clockwise ½ turn- do not disconnect. If your valve is a hex nut, you must unscrew this all the way off.
  2. Place a container directly in front of the bleeder valve or removed hex nut to catch any access fuel, as it may spray out as the air escapes. Make sure the container can hold up to a pint of oil.
  3. Turn on the power to the oil furnace. If the furnace does not come on find the RESET button (usually red) and press it in. Oil should begin to spray into the container. Once you have a steady flow of oil, shut the power off to the furnace and tighten the bleeder valve or replace the hex nut right away to prevent the oil being siphoned back into the tank.
  4. Wait a few minutes then turn the power back on and the furnace should start up right away. If it doesn’t start immediately, press the RESET button once more. Make sure there is a flame going on inside the heating system. If there is no flame, you will need to repeat the steps. If after 3 attempts the furnace does not start, you are going to need to contact a service person to come out and check your system. Our service department is available 7 days a week to our traditional customers and well as to our economy (non credit approved) customers for a fee.

For more information on the step by step tutorial of how to restart your oil furnace watch the video below.

What do I do if my oil furnace is not working?

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