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Pilot light on Imperial 40lb fryer will turn on in Pilot or part of Off position, when you leave it in that position it stays on. As soon as you try to turn it to On position flame dies out.

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I think you need to replace the control to be on the safe side. Have you tried leaving it set on pilot and then blowing the pilot out to see if safty will still shut gas off. Thank you

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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Try to clean the pilot orfice,ive seen even though the pilot stays lit it doesnt have enough millivolts to energize the gas valve.Did you check the wiring really good?

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I had a very simular problem. My fryer would do exactly as you described, but sometimes the pilot light would stay on until the burners tried to re-ignite and then it would go out.
I finally had to call the gas company. They took the pilot light apart and cleaned it. The fryer works perfect now.
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