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Fryer pilot lit but main burner does not come on

I have a imperial fryer that has pilot but *** soon as i turn the t' stat on it clicks then pilot shuts off i already replace gas valve and thermapile

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    The pilot is lit but the fryers will not turn on our Pitco fryers...it beeps and says heat failure

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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

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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!

Jul 30, 2012 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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Put a new valve in a imperial fryer pilot lights and stays lit but when i turn the t-stat on it shuts off


The reason is the pilot generator will hold the safety magnet but it won't operate the solenoid.
It is old and weak.Ain't putting out enough power to operate the solenoid. Get a new generator
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Jul 16, 2011 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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Pilot won't stay lit


If a standing pilot won't stay lit, the usual cause is a bad thermocouple. The thermocouple is a safety device with a probe that is kept heated by the pilot flame and produces an electric signal. Wires from the thermocouple connect to the main gas valve. If the thermocouple fails, the main valve shuts off gas to both the pilot and main burner. When you try to re-light the pilot, it goes out again as soon as you release the pilot button on the valve.

A new thermocouple is only $10 or so, and it's pretty easy to change. There are a number of how-to sites and videos showing how to change the thermocouple in gas furnaces and water heaters, and the process is similar in commercial ovens and fryers. Once you see what the thermocouple looks like and how it's installed in some other appliances, you'll be able to identify it in your fryer and see how to change it. That should get your frying again.

Dec 28, 2010 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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Imperial gas fryer problem, when the burners are


You have a bad gas valve. It's not reading the signal from the thermostat. The gas valve is stuck open.

Oct 19, 2009 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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Cant get the main flame on


Check the vent hole (plastic plug, not the screw) on the regulator between your gas line & the back of the fryer. If it is plugged, it wont fire & the pilot will go out when t-stat makes.
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Jul 15, 2009 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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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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Comercial deep fryer pilot light goes out


This problem could be caused by a few different things. You should check the condition of your pilot and the thermocouple, if the pilot is weak due to being dirty you will not generate the optimum Millivolts to run the fryer, you may need to dissassemble and clean the pilot. The thermocouple needs to be correctly placed in the pilot assembly, if it has dropped down to where it is not in the flame it will not work correctly. You may need a new thermopile as it may not be generating millivolts as needed. Gas pressure can cause this as well, if the pilot goes out then the main burners come on you should check the gas pressure. One more thing to check is the hi-limit thermostat, if this is cutting out early your pilot will go out. Imperial uses a self-resetting limit, after a few minutes your fryer will relight and work until if cuts out again. If your fryer pilot stay on with the thermostat off for long periods of time and does not go out immediately when the burners come on and the pilot is clean, you may need a hi limit. This is a lot of info, I hope it helps.

Nov 29, 2008 | Imperial IFS50 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!
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Oct 18, 2008 | Imperial IFS40 Deep Fryer

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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

Sep 16, 2008 | Imperial IFS50 Deep Fryer

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