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Pitco fryer heats up then shuts off pilot light and burner. After I am unable to reset the red thermostat limit switch for approx 10 min. im thinking until it cools down.

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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

~Lee

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Sounds like the burners are dirty remove burners and run under cold water and replace propane gas burns dirty and might have blocked up burners creating a pop at the burners this will then blow out pilot light if this does not work give me a shout

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SOURCE: fryer shuts down including the pilot light once it reaches temp

Hi there, try here and check your state, and pick a company close to you, they will either have the part you need, or can get it relatively quickly.

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Hope that helps, and thank you.

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With the thermostat on the burners are still getting gas. that's normal. If it lights with the thermostat off you do have a severe problem. (bad gas valve/Tstat). The pilot does occasionaly go out on all no electronic ignition items is normal. Follow the remommended steps for relighting and if it lights fine your ok.

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SOURCE: the fryer is a pitco 35cs can u tell me y it heats

It shuts down because it is tripping the high limit. Apply a soap solution to the lines going from the gas valve to the thermostat. If bubbles appear there is a leak and needs to be corrected. If no bubbles appear then the thermostat is probably your problem.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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There are several possible causes of this problem, aside from a loose or damaged wire, which is uncommon. The cause in about 95% of the cases is a thermopile that has gone bad. The thermopile is the small cylinder that is attached to the pilot assembly where part of the pilot flame can contact it. It has a cable or wire going to the gas valve, high limit switch, or both. When hot enough, it produces and electrical current that keep the pilot on and allows the main gas valve to open. This is not hard to replace in most gas fryers and not too expensive. This often starts as an intermittent problem. The second possible cause is a defective high limit. The high limit is a small rectangular device with wires going to the gas valve and a tiny stainless tube that goes through the bottom of the kettle to a sensor bulb, like the thermostat has. These are usually self resetting, but may have a small red reset button. If present check the reset. If no reset, jump the two wires and see if the fryer will now light. If so, the high limit is defective, assuming the fryer is not over temperature. If defective, replace. Do not operate the fryer in this condition as there is no over temperature protection. The next cause is if the oil is too hot, in which case the high limit will shut off both the main burner and the pilot. The pilot cannot be relit until the fryer cools down and the high limit resets. If the oil is too hot, usually over 425F, replace the thermostat. If the high limit trips when the oil is in the normal operating range, replace the high limit. The final cause is a bad gas valve. This is not too common, but the gas valve is expensive and a bit difficult to replace. Check all of the other causes first.

Sep 16, 2014 | Pitco Frialator Kitchen Appliances -...

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I have a sg14s pitco fryer. Gas valve was bad so i installed new one. Pilot lights fine but when you put gas valve in the on position burners immediatly lights. What is my problem? Thermostat and limit...


Hi there!
When you turn the gas valve knob to "on" position, burners should not fire-up if the thermostat is "off", if it does, the thermostat's mechanical contacts inside may be shorted (will not be able to control temp anymore) and must be replaced with a good one>
Regards.

Nov 10, 2011 | Pitco Frialator Kitchen Appliances -...

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The burners will not light. The pilot does light. I had my staff try to hit anything that looked a reset, but I don't know if the high limit switch has a reset or if the switch itself is bad.


The high limit switch has nothing to do with the pilot light, but will shut down the main burners. It the pilot light will not stay lit, then it is most likely the thermocouple. If the pilot light will not light at all, then gas is not reaching the pilot. Most likely, the pilot light tube is clogged with grease. When you push on the button to light the pilot, you are overriding all safeties inside the unit and sending gas to the pilot. Also make sure that the unit itself is getting gas. New regulations require a shut off within the hose that feeds the appliance which will shut off due to a surge of gas through the hose. To reset it, disconnect/reconnect the hose at the intake end and when you turn the gas back on, turn it on slowly.

Jun 11, 2011 | Pitco Frialator 35CS Deep Fryer

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I have a 40c+ss pitco fryer.the pilot will go out at random times.Could be 1hr or 24 hrs after it is lit. The gas valve has been change, and the thermalpile has been replaced.


Check if your pilot flame sufficiently heats thermopile during operation and make sure also that it is free of soot or any form of dirt, thermopile generates small amount of electricity to energize pilot and main valve of the gas valve for pilot and main burner operation. This electricity passes through hi limit mechanical contacts. Hi limit on fryers act as safety device which will shut down pilot and burner flame when oil temperature reaches 450F.
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.

Nov 12, 2010 | Pitco Frialator 40CNG Deep Fryer

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Pitco Frialator SF14 pilot will light and the burners will light but within an hour it completely shuts off (pilot and burners). The high limit and thermostat have been changed 1 month ago.


Check the hi limit sensing bulb, it should not touch the fire tube, when it does, it will sense high temperature which will trip its mechanical contacts and will shut pilot and burner flames.
Make also sure that the thermopile is free of soot or any form of dirt and is properly heated by the pilot flame.

Jul 06, 2010 | Pitco Frialator SG14 Deep Fryer

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It heats to 550 no matter wat


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.

Feb 24, 2010 | Pitco Frialator Kitchen Appliances -...

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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.

Feb 24, 2010 | Pitco Frialator 35CS Deep Fryer

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I cant find the way on how to light uo the friar.


If you have a pitco 35 fryer, all you need to do is have gas connected and turned on, rotate the know on the gas valve to the pilot position, depress the knob, while holding the knob down light the pilot, normally located in between the burner tubes in the middle of the front of the fryer, hold the knob for 60 seconds, when you release the pilot should remain on. If it does rotate the pilot know to the "on" position, from this point the thermostat should control the fryer. If your pilot does not stat lit, press the red button on the hi-limit to reset it, it could be tripped and this would cause the pilot to not hold. Hope this is helpful.

Mar 18, 2009 | Pitco Frialator 35CD Deep Fryer

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Fryer works then shuts down


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

~Lee

Jun 23, 2008 | Pitco Frialator 35CS Deep Fryer

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Sounds like the burners are dirty remove burners and run under cold water and replace propane gas burns dirty and might have blocked up burners creating a pop at the burners this will then blow out pilot light if this does not work give me a shout

Jul 27, 2007 | Pitco Frialator SG18S Deep Fryer

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