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It does not power on.

I have checked safety switch, power switch, and thermal breaker for continuity. The only switch in question could be the temperature control, but I am not sure how to troubleshoot it, other than to turn it completely off. There is 120 at the end of the power cord, so I am at a loss. I am an amateur, so take it easy on me.

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  • wingman5322 Oct 28, 2008

    bad chord, jiggle on power goes on and off... Funny can't even find a Model # DP16 magnetic cord set for this thing either. Help!!!

  • momvig Nov 03, 2008

    I have to jiggle the magnetic connection on the power cord to make it resume heating. Very disappointed.

  • KiDD3 Dec 01, 2008

    Same problem as everyone else...spend 20 minutes getting the magnet just right and it will work...if you are still hungry by then...

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Solution for fixing DP16 Cordset for GE deep fryers: To begin with, you willl need to clean the electrical contacts on both the fryer and the cordset. They will be burnt from electricity arcing between the two when the cord is plugged into an outlet before connecting to the deep fryer. I used a dremel tool attachement grinder used for sharpening chain saw chains. It is cylindrical and fits in the holes in the cordset perfectly. You could use sandpaper rolled into a small cylinder, or whatever is available that will do the job. To open the flaps that cover the holes, insert a toothpick in the center hole of the cordset while you work. Make sure that both sets of contacts are completely clean before proceeding with the next step. Next, using needle nose plyers, make two tight coils of fine or extra fine (.032") resin core solder the same size as the holes in the cordeset. Press into place in each of the holes in the cordset against the electrical contacts. Spread the coils a little so they cannot fall out when the cordset is not attached to the fryer because the flaps will likely not close properly or at all. You can work the coils down so the flaps will close if you use the .032 solder, but they will still be a little loose, so they might jam the flaps open or partially open. This definitly isn't a UL approved method, but it will fix the problem completely. Happy frying!

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2010

    The problem is probably in your cordset if it is a DP16. Hope that this isn't too late for you.

    Solution for fixing DP16 Cordset for GE deep fryers:

    To begin with, you willl need to clean the electrical contacts on both the fryer and the cordset. They will be burnt from electricity arcing between the two when the cord is plugged into an outlet before connecting to the deep fryer.

    I used a dremel tool attachement grinder used for sharpening chain saw chains. It is cylindrical and fits in the holes in the cordset perfectly. You could use sandpaper rolled into a small cylinder, or whatever is available that will do the job. To open the flaps that cover the holes, insert a toothpick in the center hole of the cordset while you work. Make sure that both sets of contacts are completely clean before proceeding with the next step.

    Next, using needle nose plyers, make two tight coils of fine or extra fine (.032") resin core solder the same size as the holes in the cordeset. Press into place in each of the holes in the cordset against the electrical contacts. Spread the coils a little so they cannot fall out when the cordset is not attached to the fryer because the flaps will likely not close properly or at all. You can work the coils down so the flaps will close if you use the .032 solder, but they will still be a little loose, so they might jam the flaps open or partially open.

    This definitly isn't a UL approved method, but it will fix the problem completely. Happy frying!

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The cord is bad. We found that by jiggling the cord, the unit started to heat again. We are currently looking for a replacement cord for ours also.

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