Hi folks...I'm trying to switch off the propane and heat using WMO or a WMO/diesel mix....in this regards I have been watching the craigslist posts and finally scored a Beckett AFG burner...it supposedly worked when removed...unfortunately when it was taken out...all the wiring was removed.
Sooo I located online, the owner manual for the unit...hmmm..but....I wanted to wire the burner so I could turn on the blower part and then with a second switch turn on the oil and the ignitors.
I wired it up...'my' way...and of course it didn't work...I heard a lil sparking sound and a puff of smoke came out of the connector box...
I shut down immediately...dang it. so here is what I have for wires...can anyone assist me to wire it up for use...and to not spark me up when I use it!
Opening up the ignitor box over the electrodes I see:
White Wire >>>>>>>>>>>splits --------Motor White Wire
--------white wire feeding ignitor box?
VIOLET Wire >>>>>>>>>>>-----Motor Black wire
Orange Wire>>>>>>>>>>>---orange wire going into ignitor box
Blue w/ white stripe>>>>>
from the wiring key in the manual it shows the
WHITE as L2...must go to a common block
ORANGE as L1 for Motor
BLUE w White Stripe as L1 for Ignitor
VIOLET as L1 for an Oil Valve???
My Way ?!
for MOTOR/Blower Power/control...SWITCH 1
I split the White wire from the wire nuts and singly wired it to a plug as L2(Neutral)
I used the Violet wire as the L1 (Hot) (as it was originally)
For SWITCH 2 ...Oil Valve & Ignitor I wired: (this is what smoked! I think)
New White Wire to feed Wire nutted White wires as L2(Neutral)
Twisted Blue & Orange wire together and used as L1 (Hot)
So this way...1) the motor would not start or spin up & 2) no Sparks but some electrical fffssst sound and a puff of smoke ;-(
1) Can I wire this up on only two switches? or does it need a switch for each part?
2) does one part not working stop up the other parts?..i.e. the motor blower not spinning (this supposedly worked when it was removed from use)
Does any of this make sense......trying to lose my propane addiction.............my pictures don't show anything well enough....Thanx all...