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Oil not igniting
« on: February 10, 2017, 11:32:02 pm »
I thought I had contaminated oil at first because I could not ignite it, but now I'm beginning to think my 30609-5 nozzle is partially clogged. If I remove the nozzle, I can ignite the oil. If I spray compressed air through the nozzle and clean it, it will ignite for 30 seconds and then clog up again.

Is it possible my nozzle went bad? Is this common?

I have a CleanBurn 2800 if that matters.

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Re: Oil not igniting
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 06:43:10 pm »
Has anyone had contaminated oil with water?

Did diesel water removal additives fix it?

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Re: Oil not igniting
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 07:08:15 pm »
Water goes to the bottom of tank so it can be easily drained. Your pickup screen should be at least a couple of inches off the bottom.

The nozzle comes apart and there is 3 pieces. Hold it upright with a pair of pliers on the stem and unscrew the top with your 5/8". Spray out the 3 pieces with brake clean onto a paper towel to see if anything comes out. If black carbon pieces come out you need to do a burner rebuild. Clean burn recommends burner rebuilds every year and I say every 2-3 years is good as long as the power is turned off in the Summer.