The first time i tried to use it i turned it on set the temp and time it heated ok, flipped the reset i punched the reset, but it won't do a thing wont light up beep or anything. there is power in the outlet, and it's plugged up right.
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Re: my fryer won't do a thing
Try plugging into another outlet. Then, if you can remove the control panel or knobs. Look and see if the wires are connected O.K. There may be an inline fuse which may have blown. There is not much more than can go wrong with it otherwise. Can you take it back to where you bought it?
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The high limit is shutting the fryer off. It is auto reset and that is why the fryer works after waiting. It sounds like the thermostat is not shutting off and the high limit is kicking in. You need to check the actual temperature of the oil.
If you manually reset by pressing overtemp thermostat, then check your operating thermostat.. maybe over heating.. if so replace thermostat.. if pilot cuts out completely prematurely without reaching set temp then replace overtemp cut out thermostat as it is faulty. Cheers
You are not alone. We have the same problem. Unit worked fine for 2-3 years. We still have the manual. This is not a user error- we know how to use it. The sensor switch is fine- it would not power on without that working ok.
The red power light comes on, and when we turn it ON it says "200" for about 2-3 seconds... then "Err". Nothing is possible after that, the unit has to be powered off.
We can push Temp Mode and start setting the temp higher but after 2 seconds it just goes to Err. It does not matter what buttons you push- you don't have to push anything at all and it says "Err". Reset button does nothing- this is not a heat temp overload issue. This unit worked at Thanksgiving, and then not at Christmas! We tried powering it on 10-20 times... nothing. Then the next day as we were about to put the turkey in the oven I tried the fryer again... and presto it worked fine!!! Now today it does not work again. Tried it 10 times, no go. Unit was stored in pantry (in house) so it is not a cold/warmup issue. I think it is something messed up in the electronics- a weak solder joint, a bad chip, who knows. It's like the unit fails a "power on self test". Unfortunately, I do not have a solution yet. Don't want to buy another Masterbuilt for sure... only use this 1-2 times a year. Will share if I find anything.
It probably is a problem with the thermostat. The reset button is probably a high limit. The high limit is a safety device to turn the fryer off if the oil gets too hot. Normally they will "trip" somewhere between 375 - 450 degrees F for commercial fryers. I would suggest placing a temperature probe in the oil and see what the oil temp is when it trips. If it trips at a temp below 375, it is a bad high limit. If the thermostat is set at 350 and the temp goes over 400 then the thermostat is bad.
try to change the thermal battery the device that the pilot heats.. other wise there is a screw at the botton of the automatic valve.. try to increase the pilot so it can heat more the thermal battery! u dont have enough voltage to activate the solenoid valve so thats why ur pilot goes off
If your timer is connected to the t'stat, you may have an expensive project on your hands. However, in the meantime, I would just get an egg timer or a digital countdown timer and use it since it seems to operate fine without the timer.
The first thing you need to check for is a high temperature limit cutout switch. It will be located near the gas valve but on the right side it wil have a cover that will snap open. it is about the size of 4" X 1 1/2". Once you get it open puch the button in you shoul dhere a click. When you hear the click you are reset. Once you turn the fryer back on use a temp probe or a type K thermocouple w/ a meter to check temp. if it starts over riding temp shut the unit off and replace the t-stat and the t/l cutout switch.