How Do I Bleed My Beckett Burner?


When your Becket Burner runs out of oil or the oil runs low, the lines will need to be primed. When you burner runs low on oil, air is pulled into the lines. The air pockets will cause problems with reignition. Opening the lines will allow the air to seep out and the lines to fill with oil. You may need also to purge the air from your lines when you change an oil filter or replace the unit with a newer model.

Things You'll Need

  • Adjustable wrench or pliers
  • Rags
  • Find the bleed screw. These are usually on the front of the burner behind the oil pump. Consult your owner's manual if you cannot locate the bleed screw.

  • Place the rags underneath the screw and turn the screw open with the wrench or pliers. Tighten it by hand until it is almost tight.

  • Turn the thermostat up to 20 or 30 degrees above room temperature. Flip the line voltage switch to the closed position to start the burner.

  • Press the reset button for 15 seconds once the burner has started. After 15 seconds, a yellow light will come on and the burner will turn off. Release the reset button and the burner will turn on again. This activates the line bleeding function.

  • Turn the screw open half a turn and allow the oil and air to escape. Ensure that the rags are well-placed to catch excess oil. Press the reset button again and the purging will begin. The process will take about four minutes.

  • Turn the thermostat down when the yellow light goes off after four minutes. Clean up any oil and ensure that the rags are removed.

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