The Pilot will start (but it seems to take a long time holding the primer in), but when I try turn up the temp to get the burners on, I hear a soft click and the pilot goes out. Is it the thermo coupler or something else? The fry-o-lator is only 2 years old
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The pilot light has only a small orifice and this can carbon shut with time; with a small wire, you can try cleaning it.
They may also provide a separate adjustable valve for the pilot and this setting may have drifted over time, shrinking the flame height and therefore resistance to being extinguished.
Hi there. The thermostat will only shut down burner flame but not pilot flame. Try tightening all wiring connections. By using an ohm meter, check the continuity across the hi limit terminals when the pilot goes off, your hi limit may be tripping prematurely causing pilot flame to shut down. Regards.
Ensure that the gas pressure being fed to the unit meets the standard as rated on the unit's nameplate. The thermopile must be free of soot or any form of dirt. Pilot flame quality must be good and can heat up the thermopile properly. Wiring connectors must be tight.
Have a lighter handy (I use one of the elongated ones for caravaners)
in-between the burners is a pilot light (top right) keep the lighter flame where the gas comes out.
On the right hand side of the fryer at the bottom is a gas valve with a little black knob.
Press and hold the black knob in and gas will come out of the pilot light and ignite by the lighter flame. You need to hold the button in for quite a while. (until it stays lit)
When it stays lit depress the little black knob and turn it anti clockwise. Gas comes out of the burners and ignites from the pilot light. When it reaches temp. it will cut out.
To turn it off turn the little black knob clockwise. To turn the pilot light off, push and turn clockwise.
I assume that the thermometer you are using is calibrated. You have to check the continuity on the hi limit terminals once the pilot light shuts off. If it has no reading, the hi limit trips prematurely and it needs replacement.
First, never light when the pot is empty, you can fill with water if you have no oil. Open the door, check the thermostat and make sure it is turned off.(The burners will light if thermostat is on) Behind the thermostat you will see the gas valve. Turn knob to off, then to pilot. There is a notch at the pilot position. Now look up in the middle behind the burners and you will see the pilot assembly. Push in on the knob on the gas valve while you hold a long lighter close to the pilot assembly. Once the pilot lights keep holding the pilot knob in for 20 seconds. Now let off the pilot knob. Pilot should stay burning. Now turn the gas valve from pilot to on. Now turn the thermostat to desired temp and the burners will fire off and start heating.