Question about GE 168997 Deep Fryer
On 11/17/07 I posted my problem with this fryer. I did not get a solution so today I called the customer service number 1-877-207-0923 and Virginia (customer service rep) suggested that I order a new cord ($5.95 plus shipping of $5.95). I should receive it in 7-10 days by UPS ground shipping. My model # is #168997 cord # PL1215. I hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
You may not have a bad cord thy this frist!! Like most of the problems listed on FixYa about this Deep Fryer ours worked fine the last time we used it, but we could not get the power light to come on again. I found that there is s SAFETY Micro-switch on the heating element control unit. This switch prevents the heating element from being turned on when it is not in the Fryer Pan. The accuator lever for the switch is located under the guide slides on the heating element control unit. It is a metal lever which is moved as you mount the heating element control unit on the fryer pan. You have to look closely under one of the guide ledges on the heating control unit to see it . The problem is that over time the adjustment of the lever changes as it flexes under use. I simply readjusted the lever by forming it with a pair of long-nosed pliers. CAUTION !!!!!!! You can bend the lever so far that the switch is closed all the time defeating the Safety Switch and create a hazard in that the unit will heat as soon as you plug it in whether inserted in the Fryer Pan or lying out on any surface. This might burn someone or cause a fire. Good Luck
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
Gopresto.com has these in stock....if you need a part, it's almost always easiest to go straight to the manufacturer.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
There is one for sale on Ebay. The model number for the cord should be 0692505.
Posted on Nov 24, 2007
Hey Charlie, I've been looking for the cord you need. Do you have another model number on the bottom of the fryer??
Posted on Sep 15, 2007
Part is magnetic power cord #PL1215 per the owner's manual. But still cannot find one!
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
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