Question about Vulcan EF3 Deep Fryer

1 Answer

Vulcan Gas Fryer Overheating

We have an old Vulcan gas powerred fryer in our kitchen that is overheating(read burning) the cooking oil. The model # is worn away so I can't help with that. It's a 4 burner with on/off toggle to left, t-stat in center(red knob) and white and red lights to right. Hope that description helps. I replaced the hi-temp control because sensor bulb was broke off. I also cleaned the buildup off of the t-stat sensor bulb. That didn't help. If we set the temp at say 250 deg. the oil temp rises to around 375 deg. so something is allowing the oil temp to be uncontrolled. Before I spend the $ on a new t-stat, I thought I'd ask for some ideas as to what the trouble might be.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 203 Answers
Re: Vulcan Gas Fryer Overheating

I'm confident that the issue is the thermostat. It's the only thing there to regulate temp and from the sound of it, it's not keeping up. The bulbs can gas out and then they're about as useless as an empty soda can as far as temp regulation goes.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why did it stop working?

Big Boss™ Oil-Less Fryer -

Bed Bath & BeyondHome > Gifts by Interest > Healthy Living > Big Boss™ Oil-Less Fryer. "Big Boss™Oil-Less ... Right size for family cooking, fried taste without oil, does what it is supposed to do ! ... I purchased a new one when my old Big Boss stopped working.

Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer Reviews and Complaints - Genuine ...
Feb 22, 2012 - The working of Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is very simple. ..... I am returning it because it does not work (does not turn on) but I don't want another ...


Dec 25, 2015 | Big Boss Oil-less Fryer

1 Answer

Pico fryer not operating at full preformance>

Hi there.
Check the gas pressure; low gas pressure results in low oil recovery.Check also the fire tubes for soot build up, clean as needed. The quantity and quality of product should also be considered, overloaded and/ or frozen product reduces the oil recovery.

May 24, 2013 | Pitco Frialator 35CD Deep Fryer

1 Answer

My deep fryer is working but once or twice a day the door of the fryer will suddenly open with a thud! Scaring all in the kitchen. If we keep the door open then the problem goes away to some extent. Lot of...

It is advisable to get a qualified technician to clean the burners, pilot, and insure there is proper gas pressure and volume to the unit. Without verified gas pressure and volume, even with clean burners the problem may recur.

Jan 16, 2013 | Vulcan EF3 Deep Fryer

1 Answer

We have a 2grs45 Vulcan Deep Fryer and would like to convert it from nat gas to propane. What do we need to do?

You need to Order a conversion jet or set of Jets , if more than one from the Manufacturer of the
Deep Fat Fryer, or from your local Retailer.
Just ask for an L.P.G. Conversion Kit for the model of Fryer you have.
The ofirice in the conversion Jets will have been cut to suit the type of Gas you intend using
and so all you should have to do is change the Jet/s.


Jul 26, 2011 | Vulcan 1GR45M Deep Fryer

1 Answer

Fryer not turning off and overheating oil.

That can happen either because of a faulty thermostat, a faulty electronic control, or because of a contact in thermostat wiring. A defective gas valve would be quite unusual.

May 21, 2009 | Pitco Frialator Deep Fryers

1 Answer

I cant buy just the nat gas to lp gas conversion parts for a Vulc

call your gas supplier as they have reasonable sources for all of these parts. shame on vulcan.

Mar 31, 2009 | Vulcan EF3 Deep Fryer

1 Answer

Vulcan Deep Fryer, burners shut off, remains off!

sounds like your gas valve to me, you need a manometer to test it under gas pressure.

Dec 07, 2008 | Vulcan EF3 Deep Fryer

1 Answer


it should be in the front of the fryer after opening the front door there is a 3/4 drain valve

Sep 16, 2008 | Vulcan EF3 Deep Fryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vulcan EF3 Deep Fryer Logo

Related Topics:

153 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vulcan Deep Fryers Experts


Level 2 Expert

126 Answers


Level 3 Expert

57068 Answers


Level 2 Expert

77 Answers

Are you a Vulcan Deep Fryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides