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Troubleshooting Gas Burners

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As is the case with all mechanical and electrical equipment, it is recognized that occasional repair and adjustment may be necessary on any burner. Table 2-4 represents a very general list of troubles and causes that can occur with gas burners and gives some suggested remedies. Table 2-4 Troubleshooting Gas Burners Symptom and Possible Cause …

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Troubleshooting the Oil Burner Primary Control

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Table 5-4 lists possible remedies to a number of different operating problems associated with oil burner primary controls. Before checking the primary control, examine the following parts of the oil burner and ignition systems: • Main power supply and burner motor fuse • Ignition transformer • Electrode gap and position • Contacts between ignition transformer …

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Troubleshooting Thermocouples

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Table 5-2 lists possible remedies for a number of different operating problems associated with thermocouples. Symptom and Possible Cause Possible Remedy Pilot flame lit but safety control fails to function. (a) Thermocouple not hot enough to generate current. (a) Wait at least 1 minute for thermocouple to become hot enough. (b) Drafts deflecting flame away …

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Troubleshooting Humidistats

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Read the humidistat manufacturer’ s installation and operating manual for troubleshooting problems, their possible causes, and their suggested remedies. In most cases, they will be specific to the type of humidistat (electromechanical, electronic, or pneumatic) and the model. Some very basic troubleshooting problems that apply uniformly to all humidistats are listed in Table 4-4. Table …

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Troubleshooting Thermostats

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Thermostat problems are sometimes the result of poor wiring connections. Check the wiring first. You should also make certain that the fan and system switches and the temperature setpoint are properly set. The troubleshooting chart in Table 4-3 includes many of the more common symptoms and possible causes of operating problems associated with thermostats. Table …

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Troubleshooting Coal Stokers

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All mechanical devices occasionally malfunction or operate below a commonly accepted level of efficiency. Coal stokers are no exception to this rule. Table 3-1 lists the conditions that indicate faulty operation: Table 3-1 Troubleshooting Coal Stokers Symptom and Possible Cause Possible Remedy Abnormal noises. (a) Loose pulleys or belt. (a) Tighten or replace. (b) Dry …

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Troubleshooting Oil Burners

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Troubleshooting Oil Burners

Individuals involved in the installing and repairing of oil burners should be aware of a number of different indicators of malfunctions in the equipment, their probable causes, and some suggested remedies. The average individual is most aware of malfunctions that warn the senses through excessive noise, smoke, or odor. These are external warning signals that …

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