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Hi, my wire connection ( hi-limit/thermostat/thermocouple) is incorrect, I wonder , if u could help me please.

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What parts did you replace to do the conversion? Make sure all your wire connections are correct (hi-limit/thermostat/thermocouple connections).I repair these fryers if you need more advise let me know.

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