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Pilot light stays on but burners will not fire up

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i had this trouble with a different fryer. We had lpg instead of natural gas. check youre using the correct gas.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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most common cause of the described symptom overheating the thermocouple! a thermocouple produces millivolts of electricity based upon a differential of temperature between the tip and the base. If it gets too hot it will not work correctly. If the pilot flame is too large or the main burner flame is contacting the thermocouple or the thermocouple is too cheap or old all can cause this issue.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: When control knob in"pilot" position, burners light

It has a thermo-couple that lets the gas valve know that the pilot light is on. If it does not get the heat signal to the valve, it will not turn on the gas. The end of the thermo-couple has to be in the flame of the pilot, and tight on the other end, and must be tight on the other end.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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turn the knob on very slowly just enough to fire up the heater. once it is fired up slowly adjust it.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: pilot lights but burner will not fire

what burner where on the oven or the cooktop, if its the oven it may need new gas valve w\ thermocoupler

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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