PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
A schedule should be set up and followed for periodic inspection and maintenance; the
frequency of cleaning will depend on the conditions of operation. Listed below is the
Check the circulating oil pump pressure.
Check the temperature; the thermometer on the rear of the firebox and the temperature
controller readings should be about the same.
Monthly: (More often if necessary)
Remove all dust from the control panel.
Clean the lens and sight tube on the Mini-Peeper.
Clean and adjust the gas pilot assembly.
Clean and adjust the tailpiece assembly.
Check and, if necessary, adjust the combustion mixture.
Observe the fuel gauges for proper pressure.
Observe the thermometer and the temperature controller for proper calibration.
Simulate flame failure by disconnecting the Mini-Peeper while the burner is operating.
Quarterly: (More often if necessary)
Grease the pump and pump motor with a lithium base grease.
Check the pump and motor coupling for alignment.
Spray the damper motor linkage with WD-40 or equivalent. Do not use oil or grease on
linkage under dusty conditions.
Replace the fuel oil filter cartridge.
Yearly: (More often if necessary)
Simulate low oil to be sure low oil cutout is functioning.
turn the temperature controller to 450° F and observe that the highlimit switch cutout is
Check the operating and indicating light bulbs.
Have a sample of the heat transfer oil analyzed by the oil manufacturers laboratory.
If any symptoms of coking or clogging up of the circulating system is apparent, contact
your nearest OAKITE dealer for his professional recommendations.
Clean the HEAT TRAP between the expansion tank and the firebox.
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