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Pitco sg14 Why does the temperture dial not go over 350. the knob says 400 but cannot go there??

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On certain models the thermostat at the factory is set at 375 and even though it reads 400 the factory says the unit cannot exceed 400 degrees.If you wanted to go higher you can remove the knob,you will see the stem and inside you will see a little screw.If you hold the stem and turn the screw counterclockwise this will increase the temp.If you turn clockwise it decreases the temp.1/8th turn of the screw equals 30 degrees.If you do this be very careful because if you set it too high the high limit will trip (saftey device) and then youll have a bigger problem.

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