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Fryer turns on heats up and then will not keep temp.

I am thinking the thermostat???/ seems like it just wont click on to heat the oil after the initial turn on. even when you turn it up with the knob to a higher temp it doesn't ignite. The pilot light is staying oh however. Any thoughts?

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You would be correct in your assessment to check the thermostat.

Posted on Aug 14, 2013

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Try to disassemble the pilot assembly and check the pilot orifice, it may be clogged tha's why there is no gas exiting from it.

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The next step is to replace the thermal sensor. This device senses if the pilot went out or not and can shut off gas. These items fail over time.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011

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Call and ask our service tech, Ray... We are Restaurant Equipment Outlet, Cincinnati, Ohio, and sell parts, new/used equipment and smallwares too. We normally ship in 1-2 days on parts, etc.
Our number is 888-542-5959. Ray normally can walk someone through lighting a pilot over the phone, no problem... Thanks, Susan REO

Posted on Sep 13, 2011

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Normally, on manual gas fryers, people don't hold down the light pilot button long enough for the sensors to heat up, to tell the pilot to light.... That's our number one complaint, and number one service call, and it's almost always the same thing;..... Hold the button down much longer, then try to light it... If you still have trouble, call our service tech, Ray @ 888-542-5959, at Restaurant Equipment Outlet, Cincinnati, Ohio. Thanks, Susan REO

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