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Oil Burner furnace (Beckett afg burner) has a delay of sometimes 2 or 3 seconds before igniting. the odd time it will go into "lock-out" and has to be re-set. Its only 5 years old and has been serviced and tuned, etc, faithfully every year.
Lately ,this firing delay has started and is quite aggravating (unburned oil smell, fumes, etc.
Could this be the ignition transformer that breaks down and does not deliver the 10,ooo volts its supposed to at times.? I have heard of a "electronic Ignitor" that can be added to in place of the standard ignition transformer, thereby delivering 14,000 volts and thus giving a more reliable and "smoother light-up"
Any one have any input on this aggravating problem ?