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 was empty....
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 light blinking.
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, air??