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I have a brinkmann fryer and when you light it up and then let go after 30 seconds of red knob..it does not stay on. What am I doing wrong?

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  • joelle123 Nov 27, 2008

    help!!!!! turkey ready and no ignition!

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    My fryers heated up to about 250 and would shut off by itself. It would not stay on by itself after attempting to relight.

  • kstatham Apr 27, 2009

    Same problem... the red button allows the gas to flow... instructions say to hold it down for 30 seconds, but that doesn't prevent the flame from going out when the button is let go.

  • rustychery May 11, 2010

    I have one also not aware of any red button just turn the valve on

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If that is what the directions say to do,hold for 30 seconds and it will stay lit and it doesn't,I would say maybe the gas valve is not open enough,since there is fire that's probably not likely because even if there was a little,it should stay lit.Is there enough air ventilation around it?I am pretty sure you do so I would say take it back and exchange it.Fire 101=air,combustible material,ignition.If you have done everything by the book more than 1 time and have nothing still,it is faulty.After 30 seconds,that is plenty of time for the gas to reach where it needs to,that is why they say 30 seconds.
Good luck! Greg

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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take it back. it has a bad valve which is unsafe to use or repair

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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