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Will only heat oil to about 200 degrees then it trips the high limit

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You have a bad high limit the range on this should be around 600 degrees.

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Check the rating of the electrical circuit breaker where the unit is tapped, it must be at least 25 % higher than the unit' s current rating on nameplate to avoid tripping.
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Reset button of hi-limit switch will only pop-out when its sensing bulb sensed temperature higher tha 450F (trip temperature of hi-limit). Theramostat may be bad allowing oil to reach temp above 450F causing hi-limit to trip-off or hi-limit itself is bad tripping-off at temperature lower than 450F.
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You also have a high limit switch, which could be bad, or as you indicated, the elements could be bad as well? Do you know if the high limit switch is working? Do you have a reset button on yours?
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Unless the fryer is running at 400 degrees or higher its that switch that is bad. That is a high limit and should not trip off unless the fryer gets close to the flash point of cooking oil which is in excess of 400 degrees for most oils. If I'm not mistaken the high limit is set to trip at 450. It's also a good idea to check the temperature of the oil when its working properly. It should run at 350 and its common to see the flames go off at about 360 and then come on again around 340 to maintain an average of 350. A bad high limit is a common problem.

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