Question about Frymaster Dean GF14 Deep Fryer
Hi, thanks for taking the time to look over this, I have a pretty old gas deep fryer, it was used when I bought it, a paper sticked inside of the cover door as a frymaster brand (GF14SD). the problem started few weeks ago, normally it will start, then stop and start again after awhile to heat up the oil again, but few times now, it will just stop and not starting again. and lately just seems more frequent, until this morning it just not starting when I try to turn the knob to start. any ideas?
Hello. In my experience with this unit, there was a period that the thermostat would fail in this condition, sometimes you could clean all the connections from the thermostat and reconnect them to correct it, but usually it required replacement of the thermostat. Run your unit again, and when the problem occurs, jumper the two terminals on the thermostat, temporarily only, to bypass it. If the burners immediately come on, this is your problem, if not, I would then lean toward the thermopile and/or the gas valve.
Hope that helps, and thank you.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
I'm suspecting one of the following causes:
1. The thermo couple/thermo pile
2. Gas valve sticking, intermittant operation, doesn't snap open when required all the time. THIS CAN ONLY BE PROVED WITH A MANOMETER and specialized meter that can measure thermocouple or thermoppile current, and volt meter.
I've worked on many a McDonalds Frymaster beeping fryers that intermittantly go into ignition failure that TURNS OUT TO BE THE ACTUAL GAS VALVE FAILING TO SNAP OPEN, and hang only once in a while. Gas valves are only good for so many operations, once that has been reached start failing. The indicator you gave, IT WAS USED BEFORE YOU GOT IT makes me believe it is your gas valve!
ps: manual for your unit
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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