Motors for Your Oil Burner

Browse oil burner motors at F.W. Webb and find mechanisms that aid in the intended operation of your heating system. A furnace motor activates and runs the fan and oil pump within your unit through air intake slots. Use a split capacitor motor for a high-efficiency option that does not require a centrifugal switch to operate. Refine your search with our convenient filter tool; sort by amperage, horsepower, rotation, and voltage to find the right motor for the job. Explore high-quality motors for your oil burner from Marathon, Carlin, and other trusted manufacturers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a capacitor do on an oil burner?

On an oil burner, a capacitor starts the motor to keep the burner firing until properly heated. It operates by firing a burst of electric charge and, in some oil burner motors, can ensure the voltage burst is evenly distributed without spiking.

Why is my oil burner not firing?

Your oil burner might not be firing if there is a lockout. Boilers are designed to lockout or shut down if it detects an issue in the system such as a leak, air pressure switch, thermostat fault, or any other operational malfunction.

What can cause the burner motor to not start?

There are several reasons why your burner motor might not start:

  • Your thermostat is off or set incorrectly.
  • Your home is not receiving electricity.
  • The emergency burner shut-off switch is flipped.
  • There's no oil left in the tank to heat your system.