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    Oil furnace



    My furnace wasn't working and i ended up taking the oil ignition control box apart. It looks like theres a magnetic switch in there.
    my question is, whats makes that switch activate? If i push it over with a clamp everything works fine, house gets warm and i just have to take the clamp off to make it stop. it still runs for a few minutes though.
    could my thermostat be bad. if i remember correctly it used to have a little spark when i turned the dial to a warmer temp. Now there isn't a spark.

    I know this probably ain't safe. any help?

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    Sorry, but this is not a DIY forum. Please call a service company to rectify your heating problem.

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    Oh yea, what you are doing is extremely unsafe, NEVER bypass any type of safety control.

    Let me reiterate again, you need a service technician.


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