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Fryer stopped working

My fryer is barely 1 year old. When I turn it on the power light doesn't come on and the unit doesn't heat up. Of course the warranty is over so I have no recourse. Could any one help me with this problem? Any one having a similar problem? The outlet works so it's not the power source.


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Re: Fryer stopped working

Hey Guys I had the same problem .. Make sure the unit fits into the grooves on the back side .. The Heating element grooves ..There is a reset ,, you have to use a very small pin to do it .. But I believe the problem is what I stated .. Also remember to clean out the oil pan .. If any gung builds up on the elements it will not HEAT up .. We went thru this same problem as you have all stated ..So check the two situations I have stated ...Good Luck

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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It seems that grease is on the electrical post (where the cord connect to the appliance) and that might be preventing optimal connection. Prior to figuring this as being the possible problem, I bought a new cord and it does not work either.Thus, I am concluding that the harden grease on the connecting post is the culprit. Any idea on how to clean that off?

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I am having the same problem. The trouble shooting guide says something about a reset button, anyone know where it is?

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Re: Fryer stopped working

Hi there,
Going by the description you have given with the power light and not heating up and the outlet works - sounds like the power is not through to the element. Usual cause of that is a break in the power lead to the appliance. Now that could be near the plug where you plug it into the outlet (wall Socket) or where the plug fits into the appliance which is probably closer to the mark. Some appliances have fuses to protect the appliance in power surges. Check the power lead to the appliance for any burnt wiring. Might be just a matter of refitting the wire in the appliance or renewing it. Hope this helps.

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