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Pilot on main burners wont light
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi there, it sounds like your thermopile, for the pilot, is failing during use, when this happens, the small DC voltage it generates is less than the gas valve requires to stay open, and shuts off the pilot, which shuts off the main burners. Another thing that could be happening, is the hi limit is opening prematurely, instead of shutting of the pilot at 450 deg. it now is opening at 325, or 225 or 250. Sometimes the sensing bulb gets broken where it pass's through the oil tank causing this symptom. If you temporarily bypassed the hi limit to test this also, and it still goes off, you need a thermopile. If it stays on, check your temp with a reliable thermometer, and see if it reads fairly close to your setting, if so, then you need a hi limit.
Hope that helps, and thank you.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
It could be a faulty high limit, you can also check the high limit probe to insure it is mounted securely against the through tube wall in the grease. Also check the burner, there are baffles that run through it and when they get old the flames don't move though the burner correctly and will cause the high limit to trip prematurely
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
SOURCE: Pilot light
Are you sure that the fryer is not shutting off on high limit? The high limit switch will shut off the main burner and pilot as well. The high limit will trip if the thermostat is defective or if it is out of calibration and does not shut off the main burner when the set point is reached within normal operating limits. In either case the oil gets too hot, ~425F. Check the oill temperature when it shuts off. The high limit may also defective. Check for continuity between the high limit leads immediately after it shuts off. If the leads show no continuity at normal oil temperatures, the high limit is defective. The high limit will automatically reset when the oil cools down, so it must be checked immediately after shutdown.
There are other possibilities such as a weak pilot, weak thermopile, loose or damaged wiring or connectors, ect., but in these cases the fryer will often go out randomly, not just when the main burner shuts off.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
check if the thermopile (cylindrical metal standing behind pilot assembly) receives enough heat from pilot flame. if it does, you need to replace the thermopile.
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
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