We have a brand new oil furnace and new tank. Our oil delivery company
put a red flag on our old furnace and haven't delivered oil for a
while. But the gauge on the new tank said we had 1/2 tank left.
Thursday night we realized it was getting cold. To make a long story
short, the furnace hadn't been on since noon that day. The green light
on it was blinking. Resetting it didn't work. So we called the guy who
installed it. Earlier that day we had a huge power surge, lights
dimmed, tv went out, lasted 3 seconds. So I told that to the repair
guy thinking that was the cause of the furnace no longer working.
He ran a few tests, but no oil was coming through. This is where my
terminology goes bad... he thought the pump wasn't working because
the new magnetic switch on the pump it has may be fried. So he put on
the old pump from our old furnace. Finally oil started coming through,
spitting and sputtering. Then stopped after 10-15 seconds.
He went over to the tank, wiggled the gauge and it immediately dropped
to empty. that brand new gauge had been stuck, it wasn't half full, it
So it was late, 10:30 pm, there wasn't much more he could do for us.
So we called our oil delivery guys and they came out at about midnight
and gave us 10 gallons of fuel. That guy got the furnace started after
MANY attempts at priming it. But it started, heat was coming out and
it worked so I went to bed.
Next morning it was very cold in our house. The green light was going
off again. I really had no idea if we had gone through 10 gallons in a
six hour stretch.
So to my point....
I bought 15 gallons of fuel and put it on myself. As of right now, I
can get the furnace started after many attempts of priming it,
resetting it, etc, but once the house reaches the correct temperature
and the furnace shuts off, it will not come back on by itself. Green
Any thoughts? The guy that installed the furnace is coming back but
I'm just wondering what the heck is going on? Sludge in the line,