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The high limit switch seem to be doing its job it shuts the system down when the oil gets too hot my problem is why is the oil heating up over 350 when that is what thermo is set at I don't think this unit has any boards on it thanks joe

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This would indicate that your thermostat is bad and not sensing, or sending a signal back to cycle the unit off. I would check to ensure that the sensing bulb is in the correct placement inside the brackets and not touching the sides of the frypot. I would also check the wiring going to and from the t-stat. Make sure you unplug the power feeding the fryer before attempting this.

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