Beckett produces several residential oil burning heater models; the ADC, New NX, AFII, AF, AFG, SDC and the SF/SM. These oil burning models are found in several home furnaces. The NX edition is featured in furnaces produced by Buderus, Biasi, Peerless Heater, Crown Boiler Company, Boyertown Furnace, Burnham, Weil-McLain, Slant Fin, Viessmann, Thermo Dynamics and Triangle Tube. Testing the Beckett burner should be performed annually on these units.
Things You'll Need
- Electrical multimeter
- Combustion analyzer
- Pressure gauge
- Draft meter
- Transformer tester
- Vacuum gauge
- Screwdriver bits
Testing a Beckett Oil Burner on a Furnace
Check the emergency switch. Be sure burner is functional when on.
Check the fuses beneath the fuse panel.
Check the oil tank for oil.
Test the reset button.
Remove the oil nozzle and check the line pressure with the pressure gauge. The pressure should be 170 psi.
Test the thermostat by placing a jumper wire between the "T.T" labeled points. If the engine starts, it has a thermostat problem.
Test the computer-aided design (CAD) system by removing a wire from terminal "F." If the burner starts, the wiring harness needs to be replaced.
Check the system voltage. Place the voltage meter between the black lead and the ground wire on the main console; if no voltage registers, replace the main console, also known as the primary control. Check the limit terminal to the ground wire and check for broken wires if it has some reading; if it has no reading, replace the limit terminal. If the voltage meter has no readings, check the fuses again.
Tips & Warnings
- Be careful of hot or moving parts.
Beckett Oil Burner Specs
Oil burners serve as the mechanical process of burning the oil in a heating appliance such as a furnace. Beckett produces a...