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Imperial fryer Pilot light works. When you turn the temp. dial you feel the click but does not light the burners. I don't hear or smell any gas.

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If your pilot lights up but the main burner doesn't light up then you have a bad pilot sensor or gas valve

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Assuming the pilot is working normally, when you turn the thermostat up past the current temperature of the oil, you should hear and feel a tiny click in the thermostat. If not, the thermostat is defective. If there is a click, a weak thermopile is occasionally to blame. Sometimes further heating the thermopile with a propane torch will cause the main burners to kick on. If replacing the thermopile does not solve the problem, you have a defective gas valve.

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I have an imperial fryer. Pilot is on but main burners don't ignite. Pilot looks normal & thermostat clicks when turned


Number 5 is your thermopile/pilot generator. It is a pilot generator that does 2 things. It holds open the valve with a safety magnet and it operates the safety valve solenoid whenever the control stat calls for heat. Overtime they get weak and will hold the pilot but not operate the valve solenoid. I would replace that pilot generator.thermopile and party on!

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Fryer wont lite when temp knob is turned up to 350 range pilot is lit


Observe the thermostat when set to higher temp, you should hear a clicking sound as the mechanical contacts inside closes, at this point, burners should fire up.
Thermostat can be tested by checking the continuity across its terminals (using an ohm meter) when set to a temperature higher than the oil temperature.
Also, the thermopile must be free of soot or any form of dirt and the pilot must have good flame quality, gas pressure should meet the nameplate's requirement.

Jun 09, 2011 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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Hi i have a new imperial fryer and im tring to light it and cant seem to get it to work. any idea on how to get it working?


Have a lighter handy (I use one of the elongated ones for caravaners)
in-between the burners is a pilot light (top right) keep the lighter flame where the gas comes out.
On the right hand side of the fryer at the bottom is a gas valve with a little black knob.
Press and hold the black knob in and gas will come out of the pilot light and ignite by the lighter flame. You need to hold the button in for quite a while. (until it stays lit)
When it stays lit depress the little black knob and turn it anti clockwise. Gas comes out of the burners and ignites from the pilot light. When it reaches temp. it will cut out.
To turn it off turn the little black knob clockwise. To turn the pilot light off, push and turn clockwise.

Mar 04, 2011 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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Hello,I have a Imperial IFS deep fryer S#06301407 .We had a pinhole repaired in tank.I know that tank was removed prior to repair .Unit did work fine other than leak before tank repair.After lighting pilot...


You can use a jumper wire to test the valve. The voltage is LESS than 1 volt so do not worry. Imperial fryers usually use a robershaw gas valve. the 2 outside terminals...left and right.... are where the thermostat connects. Using a jumper wire after the pilot is lit will tell you if the valve is good or if it's the thermostat. You can also use a multimeter and check the continuity of the thermostat.

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Try to clean the pilot orfice,ive seen even though the pilot stays lit it doesnt have enough millivolts to energize the gas valve.Did you check the wiring really good?

Feb 08, 2009 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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Burner will not light, but pilot is on


Sounds like you need a new thermo coupler. this is first and foremost.

Can you light the burners by hand? and do they burn hot and clean that will let you know if you have clear intake lines for the gas.

There is a small chance the gas valve is having a problem,not at the burner control but the vavle the thermo coupler is connected to. or worse case scenario moisture in the gas line.

Feb 02, 2009 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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Fryer pilot lit but main burner does not come on


IT IS A GAS PRESSURE PROBLEM CHECK TO SEE IF THERE IS A GAS REGULATOR IN LINE WITH THE GAS PIPE TO THE FRYER IF SO ADJUST REGULATOR TAKE TOP ALUMINUM SCREW OF YOU WILL SEE WHITE PLASTIC SCREW TURN WHITE SCREWW TO THE RIGHT ALL THE WAY IF SAME PROBLEM OR NO REGULATOR RESTICTION IN GAS LINE

Nov 10, 2008 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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I had a very simular problem. My fryer would do exactly as you described, but sometimes the pilot light would stay on until the burners tried to re-ignite and then it would go out.
I finally had to call the gas company. They took the pilot light apart and cleaned it. The fryer works perfect now.
Hope this helps!
Ken

Oct 18, 2008 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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