Questions and answers

Why has my oil Aga gone out?

Why has my oil Aga gone out?

This could be as simple as running out of oil, or the external filters need replacing. Or it could be something more sinister such as water in the oil tank or a faulty fire valve.

How do I reset my oil Aga?

Instructions to light an oil fired Aga range cooker…

  1. Open any valves on the feed pipe between tank and valve.
  2. Turn on the electric supply to the oil control valve/box!
  3. Reset the oil supply by pressing the lever down gently on the control box until it clicks, no need to hold it down.

What can go wrong with an Aga?

Common symptoms of the problem are a loss of temperature, popping and spluttering sounds in combustion, a yellow flame and possibly a dirty sight glass. Ultimately the Aga or range cooker will completely extinguish itself.

Why does my Aga smell of oil?

If you smell oil, it generally means your system requires maintenance. The fumes can be dangerous and may signal a crack or misalignment in your oil burner. When an oil burner ignites, it pressurizes the combustion chamber for a few seconds. Fumes you cannot smell like carbon monoxide are even more dangerous.

How do you control an AGA temperature?

To adjust your oven temperature follow the instructions below with an oven thermometer and you’ll make the best ever roast potatoes!

  1. Place your oven shelf on the middle set of rungs.
  2. Place your thermometer halfway to the back of the oven on the shelf.
  3. Wait 10 minutes and take a reading.

What should an AGA flame look like?

Watch for the flame color. Set the flue vacuum to . 01 to get a blue flame at position “1” on the flow knob. If your flame is blue when the flame is low and the catalyzer is red when the flame is high, you are at the right flame rate.

How do you control an Aga temperature?

How does oil fired Aga work?

Your AGA is an oil-fired, heat-storage cooker. The burner operates at either high or low fire and is controlled by the cooker thermostat which is linked to the oil control box. In the event of a power failure the burner will automatically continue to operate on low fire.

How many Litres of oil does an Aga use?

According to fuel consumption figures published by Aga, a four-oven oil-fired cooker-only Aga consumes about 2,650 litres of oil each year if used as the sole cooking device.

How often should an oil Aga be serviced?

every 6-12 months
It is vital to have your Aga cooker serviced every 6-12 months, so you can ensure that it’s operating as safely and efficiently as possible.

How does total control work on AGA ovens?

Although, this feature does not work for the Aga hotplates. The extra control provided by electricity means the ovens can operate at slightly cooler temperatures. As a result, Aga have been able to add an additional oven to their 5 oven model.

What should I do if I have an oil Aga problem?

I’ve had oil AGAs in three houses and always do my own servicing – a really thorough clean out of the burner pan and a “rod through” of the bundy pipe with a 3mm drill brazed to the end of a welding rod. That together with the use of an additive, Aderco, which is possibly why I’ve never suffered said waxing of the metering stem.

How to adjust the flame rate on an AGA oil burner?

Set the flue vacuum to .01 to get a blue flame at position “1” on the flow knob. If your flame is blue when the flame is low and the catalyzer is red when the flame is high, you are at the right flame rate. If you see a yellow flame, adjust the flow rate to add more oil and reduce the amount of air.

Are there any problems with the Aga range cooker?

Aga Range Cooker Problems – Our Help Centre! We love range cookers and they go wrong far less than most household appliances but when they do have problems it can be very frustrating. Many range cookers are 60+ years old and in that time frame many things have changed and many different people will have worked on them.