If your Oil Burner fails to start, try the following:
your thermostat. Make sure the thermostat is set to the temperature you want. The burner may not start unless the thermostat is set about 3 degrees higher than the actual room temperature.
the main electric burner emergency switch to make sure that the power is in the on position. This switch is usually at the top of the cellar stairway and/or on the heating unit.
3. Examine the fuses or breaker panel to see if a circuit has blown. If it is a fuse or fuse-stat, replace with a 15-amp fuse.
4. Check the fuel oil gauge level. The gauge is usually located on top of your tank (typically a glass tube with a disc visible inside that indicates the fuel level). In some cases, it is possible for a tank to "run out" before it is completely empty. If you want to know exactly how much fuel is in your tank, measure how many inches of fuel you have and then use this chart to determine how many gallons you have (if any). Needless to say, the burner will fail to start if you are out of fuel. If you do run out of fuel, your burner will need to be primed before it will start again. For this reason, it is important to mention that you have run out of fuel when you order a delivery (unless you are able to prime the heating unit yourself).
Push the reset button (usually a red button) on the burner or on the smokestack control once only.
If the burner won't start, or fails to keep running, give Rutland Fuel
Co. a call at (802)773-7400, 24hrs./day, and we will send help.