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Pilot light will not stay lit

The pilot will light, but goes out after releasing the control knob. Detached lead to the pilot electrode, resistance characteristics similar to known good electrode.

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My pilot is lighting but my deep fryer wont light

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Re: Pilot light will not stay lit

Hi, I believe the thermocouple needs replaced. Sounds like it is a millivolt thermocouple and produces voltage to open the gas valve. Good luck. kstfas

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Try clicking thr reset botton. and if youve changed the thermol copple and it didnt work.then its your gas valve it is either stuck.or needs replacing. hope this helps

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Re: Pilot light will not stay lit

I just fixed the same problem by replacing the thermo-coupler. 6 bucks at the H depot, shhhwinggg, hot water again.

Posted on Apr 19, 2007

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Hi there.
Check the thermopile, it must be clean and free of soot or any form of dirt. The gas pressure must be sufficient and all wiring should be tightly connected. Check also the hi limit, it should have continuity across its terminals when tested with an ohm meter.

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Wrong voltage thermocouple? must have 400mv, residential uses 25-40mv.

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SOURCE: No Pilot Light

This device actually uses a thermopile it is part number P5047541. There are two things to check here ensure that you have had the right part installed be verifying the part number and also check that the sensing end of the thermopile is directly in the path of the flame.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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Replacing thermocouple is an easy repair.

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