How To Light an Oil Aga

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HOW TO LIGHT AN OIL AGA COOKER
1. Open all valves on the oil feed pipe from the storage tank to the burner oil control box. Turn control knob fully anti-clockwise.
2. Switch on electric supply to the oil control box.
3. Lift up the reset lever on the oil control box . until it clicks.
4. Check that manual lever on oil control box is set at automatic (positioned to the right).
5. Open burner outer door and lift off inner door. Allow about fifteen minutes for oil to enter burner. Then open the lighting flap on burner outer shell position. Taking care not to lift or disturb the burner shell position. Insert a match which will light the wick. Close the flap and replace the inner door and switch off electric supply to the oil control box. On lighting the flames will gradually come up and burn yellow, but will soon die down. It will take about 20-30 minutes for the burner to become hot before oil will vaporize properly. Observe through the sight glass on the inner door the condition of the flame when it has settled down, which should be burning blue with the shells glowing red. Then switch on electric supply to the oil control box and the burner will operate under control of the cooker thermostat. On lighting condensation will form in the flue ways and may run onto the top-plate from the flue chamber, this should be wiped off to prevent any possibility of damage to the vitreous enamel.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO RE-LIGHT A HOT BURNER.
Down draught can sometimes occur in windy conditions causing the fire valve to close, and thus isolating the oil supply as a safety precaution. The fire valve, located at the side of the appliance can be reset once the unit has sensed the correct functional temperature.
TO RESET: press button and if the button stays in, the appliance is fully functional again. If the button springs out, more cooling time must be given before trying again. In the event of the fire valve frequently cutting-out, consul t your Aga Distributor.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO RE-LIGHT A HOT BURNER.
For safety and reliability, it is important that servicing is carried out at regular intervals by a competent service engineer such as OFTEC approved ONCE EVERY SIX MONTHS. The cooker should be turned OFF by the User the night preceding the day of servicing so that the appliance will have cooled down by the following morning.
A HOT APPLIANCE CANNOT BE SERVICED.
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