My oil tank was moved and the Aga is now stone cold but the builder
did not know how to bleed it. Can I do it myself...if so how? It seems
a waste to pay someone if its a little job. Its a 4-oven, genuine oil
(not a conversion).
Its not bad.
Disconnect the oil supply as near to the aga as you can get, and attach
some sort of pipe to it that is flexible.
If oil doesn't pour out, you need to suck it to clear airlocks.
Probaly teh easiets thing to do - which I DIDN'T do - is to get a big
glass jar and a bit of stiff cardboard and some plasticene.
Stick teh cardboard on the jar with the plasticene, poke a hole for the
hose and seal that with plasticene, poke another hole to take a vacuum
cleaner, poke the end of that in as well, and switch on.
Once clean non bubbly oil is flowing, you can reconnect the pipe and
then follow relighting instructions for the aga. If the float chamber
still doesn't fill you may have a problem.
You may also take the opportinity to ge an aga service man in to decoke
the burner. Mine packed up completely due to carbon build up after 18
moths from new. He should also be able to re-balance the float chamber
and get the oil flows dead right.
Worth the hundred quid or so. That's regular 'branded aga man'. Private
guys are cheaper, and may be just as good.
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