Beckett Oil Burner Set Up and Tune Up Instructions

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Things You'll Need

  • Clear plastic hose the same size as the vent fitting

  • Small plastic bowl

Beckett oil burners are known for their economy and longevity. An oil burner will last longer and be more economical if you maintain it and set it up correctly. As they release CO2 gas, oil burners should also be used only according to the manufacturer's instructions. The setup and maintenance should be regularly performed by the homeowner, with an annual inspection by a professional. Cleaning filters and maintaining your oil burner will ensure that it works at optimal levels and saves you money on electricity.


Set Up Instructions

Step 1

Locate the line that supplies oil to the burner. Open the shutoff valves on the oil lines. Open the air shutter halfway and close the air band.

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Step 2

Set the thermostat to 10 degrees above room temperature. Prepare to bleed the air from the burner fuel unit once the burner is on. Locate the vent fitting and attach a clear plastic host to it. Loosen the fitting and place the plastic bowl beneath it to catch the oil.

Step 3

Start the burner by closing the line voltage switch. Allow the burner to bleed until the air and oil stop. Close the vent. The oil burner should have a steady flame once the vent is closed. If the burner turns off when the vent is closed, repeat bleeding procedures.

Tune Up Instructions

Step 1

Inspect the oil system for leaks. Check that the oil tank is full. Always keep the oil tank full to prevent moisture from building up inside the tank. Check that there is no sludge or debris in the oil tank.


Step 2

Clear dust and lint from the oil burner. Pay special attention to the static plate, blower wheel, retention head and air inlet.

Step 3

Clean the vents and chimney to ensure that they are free of soot. Inspect all the vents around the home. Clean any dirty vents and make sure that there are no obstructions blocking vents.


Step 4

Clean the pump strainer if your model has one. If you have a model that is not lubricated, drop a couple of drops of SAE 20 non-detergent oil into each of the oil holes. Over-oiling can cause damage, so use sparingly.


If closing the air voltage switch does not start the burner, reset the primary burner control safety switch.


If you use the oil burner incorrectly, or fill it with the wrong kind of fuel, it could result in injury or death. Have your burner inspected once a year to ensure that it is safe and functioning optimally. Do not place incendiary materials near the burner.


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