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Can I first ask you to be more specific to what the pilot light is in. A Furnace. Stove or hot water heater. Please furnish at least the name and model of the device so that I can better answer your question.
You don't say what model this is...but on gas fryers the number one reason it doesn't light, is that people don't hold the switch down long enough. There is a safety on there, and it has to be held down long enough for the sensor to tell the fryer to light. Our service tech, Ray, walks people through this all the time, and they generally are just not holding the button down long enough. Call him if you like and he can walk you through it... Ray @ 888-542-5959, Restaurant Equipment Outlet, Cincinnati, Ohio... We can order parts too if you need them and/or we do sell new/used equipment and smallwares. Thanks, Susan REO
PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO FIX THE PROBLEM YOURSELF. You should hire an authorized service company to evaluate and fix the fryer.
Cecilware had a well known problem with their thermopile F178A. There was a recall on it last year. There are a few that are still in the field. It's possible your fryer might have one installed in it.
Their website doesn't have the manual posted. You will need to call them. 800-695-4500
If it will not stay lit from a cold start, you will need a thermopile. You can check it if you have a DC meter that will test milivolts. It should be putting out between 300 and 500. If it will not stay lit after the pot gets hot, you will most likely need a high limit. Try pushing the red button below the thermostat. This will reset the high limit.
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.
1st I would check any safety switches it may have such as oil drain valve switch controlled by the oil drain valve. If it has an exhaust blower, it may have to get up to a certain speed before the flame will come on. This would be a vacuum type switch. If it has a pilot light that burns all the time, it probably has a thermocouple which the pilot light heeps hot. This could also be the problem and need replaced. If there is no resturant equipment service tech in your area, A air cond tech would be your best bet for troubleshooting it. Good luck.