Question about GE 168997 Deep Fryer
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.
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
See Now I believe common sense is not something very common to most people, so here, try this.
Take two small pieces of aluminum foil or clippings of electrical wire and put it in the two little holes on the plug.
Do not cross the metal tabs that the magnet sticks to.
Plug the cord into the fryer plug the fryer in and you should be good to go.
If not well I dunno....:-)
Posted on Nov 12, 2016
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?
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
I am having the same problem. The trouble shooting guide says something about a reset button, anyone know where it is?
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
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.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hi, Its very possible that you have the wrong power to your fryer. I noticed that you said that you tried to plug it in. If it does not seem to fit or if you had to bend anything on the plug to make it fit you need to have an electrician check to make sure you have the correct power to the fryer. The wall outlet will have the power information printed on it. The manual will give you the power requirements. It the plug fits ok, check your breaker for that outlet. Good Luck. If this solution does not rate an (Almost There) Please do not rate.
Oct 07, 2007 | Kitchen Appliances - Others
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