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  1. #1
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    Hmm

    Hey Guru's,

    I have an old (and I mean old) Peerless TW-3 oil burner (boiler).

    We're renting a house, and the landlord is out of town. We got an oil drop (100 gals for a 275 tank), and the burner won't start.

    There's a green box on the wall next to the burner, that clicks and hums, but nothing on the burner does anything.

    The burner is warm, though, which is weird. It hasn't been on in a couple of months. (we have a gas water heater)

    Any ideas on what I can do to reset/check the burner, before having to call a professional? It's going to be cold tonight.

    Thanks in advance!

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    call a pro

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    Does the burner motor run or just hum?

    >>>edit... removed caps


    [Edited by jultzya on 11-10-2005 at 10:57 PM]

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    Originally posted by trey r
    DOES THE BURNER MOTOR RUN OR JUST HUM?
    The burner motor doesn't even start. The burner itself makes no noise, but is warm.

    Only the green box (labelled mysteriously "Taco") makes noise.

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    Well you'd better get a tech out there. Motor is probably locked up.

    >>>edit... removed caps


    [Edited by jultzya on 11-10-2005 at 10:58 PM]

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    Originally posted by trey r
    WELL YOU'D BETTER GET A TECH OUT THERE. MOTOR IS PROBABLY LOCKED UP.
    Ok, that was weird.

    Oil burner just kicked on for no reason (thermostat was off), and ran for a few minutes. I turned the thermo up (while burner was running), and then it turned off anyway.

    Does that mean the motor's fine? Why would it do that?

    What the heck?

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    If that motor has an internal overload anf the bearings are seizing, it's probably overheating and shutting off.

    >>>edit... removed caps


    [Edited by jultzya on 11-10-2005 at 10:59 PM]

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    If your not a pro tech you can get hurt or burn down your house. Get a pro.

    >>>edit... removed caps


    [Edited by jultzya on 11-10-2005 at 11:01 PM]

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    Originally posted by trey r
    IF YOUR NOT A PRO TECH YOU CAN GET HURT OR BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE. GET A PRO.
    Thermostat was turned down, green box shut up. I will leave it off tonight (cold already anyway.)

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will get a tech out here tomorrow morning.

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    Originally posted by dademon
    Originally posted by trey r
    DOES THE BURNER MOTOR RUN OR JUST HUM?
    The burner motor doesn't even start. The burner itself makes no noise, but is warm.

    Only the green box (labelled mysteriously "Taco") makes noise.
    trey, are we SHOUTING??

    taco, taco, taco, where have i heard that before??


    oh yeah! the power saver switches!!! roflmao!!! you got problems buddy!!!! payson probably knows all about power saver switchez!!!! hahaha!!

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