My wife called me yesterday afternoon around 4:30 on my way home from work- we had no heat.
Simply resetting the control switch on the boiler did no good. I had put fuel in the tank (we're low and waiting on a delivery) the day before, so eventually decided to change the filter thinking I stirred up sludge and was restricting flow. Finally got that changed around 6:30 last night and still no heat despite my numerous attempts at bleeding it out... After opening the line from the pump to the nozzle I determined there was no fuel getting past the pump. Awesome.
It got a bit chilly overnight in the house, the basement was 49 degrees when I went down there this morning. 2 space heaters and the oven kept the temp bearable the rest of the day though. Did some searching on the internet looking for possible solutions and finally broke down and called Beckett. Spoke with a tech there and eventually determined the pump was probably bad. A trip to FW Webb in Madison and $90 later I headed home with a bit of a diversion into Conway (thanks again, Dave!!).
Changed out the ignitor, the nozzle and the pump with just a bit of cussing and now we have heat again! Damn it feels good to be able to do things yourself at times. I probably need to get the boiler professionally serviced/cleaned at some point though. Anybody have any recommendations for HVAC types?