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Fryer shuts down including the pilot light once it reaches temp

I am looking for a limit switch for pitco fryalator model 21fs

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Hi there, try here and check your state, and pick a company close to you, they will either have the part you need, or can get it relatively quickly.

http://www.pitco.com/serv.asp

Hope that helps, and thank you.

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Hello. It is hard to say exactly what is going on, but here it goes. First, are you sure it is getting to temp? use a thermometer. if so, then, you could have a weak hi limit, tripping at 350 or 375, instead of 450. Do you have to reset it? or let it cool down? or does it light right back up. If not, then you probably have a weak thermopile, not producing the correct millivoltage ( less than half of a AAA battery ), it normally is 450 to 750 millivolts.You can test this with a multimeter, one side to the thick copper wire coming from the pilot, and the other at one of the hi-limit wires, DC voltage please. Grease could be on/in any of the aforementioned components, causing a poor connection, with less than half an AAA battery, it does not take much to cause a problem. A dirty pilot, or low gas pressure could also cause a problem.

Hope that helped, and thank you.
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