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IMPERIAL IFS2525 twin tank gas frier, Main burner will not light

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Jets must be blocked or gas valve not opening up

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What are you expecting to happen?

I assume the water heater and water inside it is cold (otherwise you would not be lighting it). You light the pilot. The main burner comes on and the pilot lights it. The main burner should stay on until the tank is hot, When the tank gets hot the main burner should shut off but the pilot stay on. If you draw hot water, cold water will run in and cool the tank. If yu do nothing the tank will eventually just cools off. then the main burner should come back on to reheat the tank.

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Hello i have a J5 lincat fryer and the pilot stays alight but the burners won't connect (light) have replaced the thermostat and the thermo couple but still no joy any ideas on this not sure what to do...


Check if there is 500 to 750 millivolts across the thermopile wires; thermopile generates 500 to 750 millivolts if properly heated to energize pilot and main valve solenoids of the gas valve for pilot and main burner operation. If the voltage across the thermopile is good and all wiring connections are ok, I think you have to replace the gas valve.
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Just came home with a new tank of gas, was working great before that, now the main grill will not light,however, the side grill lights.


In a round-about way, the problem is with the new tank of gas. Here's what you need to do to correct the problem.

Turn the gas tank valve OFF. Disconnect the hose from the tank and wait 5 minutes. Reconnect the hose to the tank and open the tank valve VERY, VERY SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow). Once the valve is fully open, light the main burner of the grill, that's farthest from the tank and turn it to HIGH, Has the flame height on that burner returned to normal? If so, light the remaining main burners the same way. Do all the flame heights, now look normal? If so, you solve the problem. Just remember to always turn the tank valve on very, very slowly.

Hope this helped you solve the problem and Happy Grilling!!

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How do you light the pilot for the flat top section of our Imperial 6 top stove?


This range has a standing pilot light for the top burners and griddle top. If you look through the small hole under the flat top griddle you can see a small line about 1/4 inch that runs from the main gas manifold to the pilot light about 6 inches back under the griddle top. You will need a tightly wrapped piece of paper or a long match or small wooden stick, like a chop stick. Light the end of your paper, or stick and put it through the hole all the way to the pilot light. It should catch on fire. Whenever the main gas line is on, the gas will flow through the pilot light. If it will not light, there is a pilot light adjustment that is a very small screw in the middle of a 1/2 inch square metal fitting that is screwed into the gas manifold. If the pilot won't light, this screw may be turned all the way in, thus cutting the gas off to the pilot light. If necessary take a very small flat blade screw driver and turn the screw counterclockwise a half turn. That will increase the gas flow to the pilot light. Another way to light the pilot is to put your burning stick or match into the hole near the burner under the griddle plate, then slowly turn the heat valve to the on position. The main burner will light and then the pilot will light off of it. Don't get your face too close to the griddle when you light it, gas can flash back into your face.

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I can not get any gas pressure in main burners or side burner, i have a new propane tank, just a trickle of gas not even enough to keep side burner going when only using side burner, will only produce a...


Look for spider webs in the venturi tubes, check the orfices or it could be faulty controls. Verify the tank working properly by trying on another grill.
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Imperial deep fryer IFS40 pilot lights, turn on gas valve main burners come on run for awhile then everything shuts down main and pilot. You can disconnect the thermostat and the same thing happens, main...


Hi there, it sounds like your thermopile, for the pilot, is failing during use, when this happens, the small DC voltage it generates is less than the gas valve requires to stay open, and shuts off the pilot, which shuts off the main burners. Another thing that could be happening, is the hi limit is opening prematurely, instead of shutting of the pilot at 450 deg. it now is opening at 325, or 225 or 250. Sometimes the sensing bulb gets broken where it pass's through the oil tank causing this symptom. If you temporarily bypassed the hi limit to test this also, and it still goes off, you need a thermopile. If it stays on, check your temp with a reliable thermometer, and see if it reads fairly close to your setting, if so, then you need a hi limit.
Hope that helps, and thank you.

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Sep 16, 2008 | Imperial IFS50 Deep Fryer

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The coil in the valve is barely being held closed. Most of the time, 90%+, the thermocoupler (or thermopile) is bad.

You can clean and check the connections, and test it again. Otherwise, spend $20, and replace the thermocoupler. (thermopiles $50) Reason is, a gas valve will likely cost $250 or more. Good luck - Mike

Jun 25, 2008 | Imperial IFS2525 Deep Fryer

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When i turn on the poilet it turn on the frier it reach to temp then turn of every thing


If the main burners ignite with the thermostat off, you could have a bad t-stat or a bad gas valve. If the gas valve is a combination safety, (all built into one), check your wiring connections.

If I have the symptom right, you should call a professional.

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