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Burner will not light

It worked good before, now pilot lights but thats it! It has wires and micro switches but no power source,WHY?

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    burzerko May 11, 2010

    I would need the model and s/n number to research this I would be willing to bet it requires a thermopyle to send a signal to the gas valve that is why there is no power source. If this has been replaced with the wrong device this could be your problem.

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After esearching this problem you have a thermopile reading back through a pilot safty valve. It will be a valve which looks like a tee with a red button facing the operating side of the fryer. Take a reading where the two wires from the thermopile tie into the pilot safty valve the reading should be around 300mv to 500mv. Anything outside of this range would mean that your thermopile is defective. If your reading is in this range it would be the pilot safty valve that is defective.

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