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karen

07:55AM | 10/07/98
Bvhvac
Hi - went to go turn on the boiler (it's getting chilly in the mornings!) - lit the pilot, switched the valve to "on", turned on the pumps and...nothing. No whoosh to the burners. Anyone have any idea what could be the problem. I've called the boiler man and they can't make it for a few days...

kegraham

11:47PM | 10/07/98
Often there is a thermocouple above the pilot light that must heat up before the gas to the main jets will come on. This is to prevent filling your house up with gas in case the pilot light goes out. Try lighting the pilot, waiting a few minutes, and then test the furnace for operation.

TomR

12:20AM | 10/11/98
As another option, check your circuit breakers. One of them may be tripped or turned off. If turned off, turn it back on. If tripped, there may be a circuit fault. You really should determine why it tripped before resetting it.

Also, if your system is oil-fired, you may find a "reset" button on top of the injector pump. This may be tripped because of a fault with the injector pump. Follow the instructions to reset it. If it trips again, you’ll have to wait for the repair man. One of the reasons it can trip is because the shutoff valve for the oil tank is closed. This prevents the pump from being able to draw oil from the tank, and the overload this causes trips the circuit. The valve may have been closed due to end-of, or off-season maintenance or tank repair. Make sure the valve is open. There may be more than one valve.

Good luck

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