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My vulcan fryers pilot keeps blowing off. ther e are 2 pilots and one has the problem. pl help

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Hi,
The thermocouple that senses the flame is bad... on most deep fryers they are actually "power pile generators" they produce a bit of current from the flame hitting them and the current operates the gas valve...

Replace it and you will be operating again they do wear out regularly...

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Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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