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Vulcan Deep Fryer Need to Light Pilot

I was cleaning My Fryer and the Pilot went off...I turned and pushed in the pilot Knob and lit the pilot as soon as I release the knob the pilot turns off Iam  I missing a step..Dont know what to do after previous steps..

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  • noel69 Dec 06, 2008

    I was cleaning My Fryer and the Pilot went off...I turned and pushed in the pilot Knob and lit the pilot as soon as I release the knob the pilot turns off

  • antica Dec 23, 2008

    the thermo pilot when off while i was working. i changed the thermo pilot, high limit valve, and the gas valve, and it still doesn't work. i only receive gas when i push the pilot button. the thermo pilot gets hot, but as soon as i release the pilot button, the gas will cut off.

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You have to hold the knob in after pilot is lit for at least one minute

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