- 20 Jun 2020
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Hi, i was wondering if anyone can help me out with this. Recently got called to a breakdown on a Boulter Camray 3 with a Riello G5X burner. The boiler would purge, spark, and for a split second ignite only for the flame to fail. It doesn’t go into lockout, the fan continues to spin and it repeats this process continually. So far i’ve serviced it (which by the state of the combustion chamber and baffles hadn’t been done in years) cleaned the oil filter, changed the Nozzle, changed the Oil Pump, the Solenoid, Control box and the Photocell all of the obvious culprits on a breakdown like this but throwing parts at it in hope for something to happen just doesn’t work. I’ve run the burner outside of the combustion chamber and can see the electrodes spark and the oil atomising but the oil just won’t ignite. The oil pressure only shoots up on my gauge when it tries to fire but after it fails to ignite i have absolutely nothing. I also took the oil pump off and ran the fan and the motor was definitely driving the pump too. Are we talking a capacitor here or is it possible for the motor being so old just not have enough oomf in it to drive the pump? I’m really at a loss here so any advice would be greatly appreciated!