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Flame cutting out on ckburner
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:53:42 pm »
Recently I have noticed the flame on my burner cutting out about every 3-5 seconds.  It will loose flame for just a fraction of a second, but seems to be getting worse.  Checked air & spark and they look good.  I did some research tonight and I am thinking that the o-ring is bad.  Apparently if there is any damage to the o-ring, suction can be lost resulting in no fuel for a short time.

For a test I connected my metering pump (that I haven't started using full time yet because of oil drip problems I need to solve) to the burner and fired it up.  At low pump speeds it still did the cutting out, but when I turned the pump it went away.  I am thinking that with a little pressure from the pump, the o-ring doesn't leak and provides a continuous flame.

I will try to locate an o-ring in town tomorrow and give a new one a try.  Updates to follow....

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Re: Flame cutting out on ckburner
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 02:12:02 pm »
New oring in today.  That did it.  Smooth, consistent flame now.  Cheapest fix at $0.28 I've done so far on the burner  :)

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Re: Flame cutting out on ckburner
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 08:05:55 pm »
glad you got it up and running. that was a cheap fix.
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Re: Flame cutting out on ckburner
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 02:22:40 pm »
I should also mention that the oring is a size 007.  I found them at Ace Hardware & Oreilly Auto Parts.  They seem pretty common.