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The fryer will run for about an hour and then hi-limit shuts it down. should I replace both the thermostat and the high-limit?

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Your best bet is to replace both even though the hi limit is a switch & made to be reset. Buy both & install the t-stat, keep the hi limit WHEN at the most inopertune time it decides to fail, you will be able to repair. Do not use an adjustable wrench & do not use the liquid sealer. Teflon tape for gas applications will work best & you will thank me next time you have to replace either & you wont have to get a 2 foot long cheater bar to break them loose.

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If your fryer is set at 350F and over shoots up to 450F (which will trip hi limit and shut down pilot and burner flame), the thermostat is not good, but, if hi limit trips on temperature much lower than 450F, hi limit is bad.

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Need more info.. but here goes. If the temperature gets too hot the unit will shut off on hi limit and will reset after it cools down some. This will cause the burner AND the pilot to go out. You need to make sure the temp isn't going over 400. The thermostat my be out of calibration causing the high limit to trip..or the high limit could be shutting the gas off prematurely. You must check the oil temperature when this is happening. It sounds like the high limit device is doing it's job and that the thermostat is letting the oil get too hot.
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Replace the thermostat. If it's really getting to 550F without shutting off the pilot and main burner, or the electric in an electric fryer, by tripping the high limit, replace the high limit as well. The high limit should shut off all the gas or electric at about 425F.

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Replace the thermostat. If it's really getting to 550F without shutting off the pilot and main burner, or the electric in an electric fryer, by tripping the high limit, replace the high limit as well. The high limit should shut off all the gas or electric at about 425F.

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I put it on any temp and it heats to 550 degrees


Replace the thermostat, P5047588. If the fryer is not shutting off, both main burner and pilot, when it overheats, also replace the high limit PP10084. The high limit usually shuts the fryer off at about 425-450F. Check your thermometer. A fryer should never get up to 550F.

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your themostat is either bad or your hi limit is bad if the oil gets too hot the hi limit will shut everything down for safety or if the oil temp is good it is the limit control shutting everything down when if should not first thing to check to see if the in the tank matches up to the knob if so change the hi limit it if not change the thermostat

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i think that its is a hi limit switch to prevent a oil fire the fryers at kfc would dothis everyso often and it turned out tobe a bad logicalboard somewhere, check all valves and the switches on them to make sure that the fryer is aware when they are open or closed? let me know if you need more info

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