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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Sounds like thermostat is bad... Vulcan also recommends on replacing the high limit as well.
If you have further questions, call Vulcan directly and they will direct you to a dealer that sells their parts... Their number is 502-778-2791. If I can help in any other way, call me at 888-542-5959, Restaurant Equipment Outlet, Cincinnati, OH and our website is www.restaurantequipmentinc.com
TO LIGHT THE PILOT
1.Open the door.
2. Turn the thermostat OFF The thermostat is located
behind the door.
3. Push the gas control valve knob and turn to OFF. Wait 5 minutes for unburned gas
4. Push and turn gas control valve knob to the "L" in PILOT.
5. While still holding the knob in, light the pilot with a lit flame. Continue to depress the
knob until pilot remains lit when knob is released. If the pilot does not remain lit,
repeat step 3 through 5.
6. Depress and turn gas control knob to ON
Have a lighter handy (I use one of the elongated ones for caravaners)
in-between the burners is a pilot light (top right) keep the lighter flame where the gas comes out.
On the right hand side of the fryer at the bottom is a gas valve with a little black knob.
Press and hold the black knob in and gas will come out of the pilot light and ignite by the lighter flame. You need to hold the button in for quite a while. (until it stays lit)
When it stays lit depress the little black knob and turn it anti clockwise. Gas comes out of the burners and ignites from the pilot light. When it reaches temp. it will cut out.
To turn it off turn the little black knob clockwise. To turn the pilot light off, push and turn clockwise.
1. Check to make sure you have continuity across the high limit terminals.( you can use a jumper wire for testing) Unit operates on about 1/2 of 1 volt so no worry of a shock.
2. Check to make sure your pilot generator is producing over 500 millivolts.
Make sure the pilot orifice is clean and that you have a nice sharp pilot flame heating the pilot generator.
When you turned on the thermostat you required more millivolts from the system and it failed. Low millivolts. That would tell you the pilot generator needs replacing. Make sure you have a good pilot flame hitting the pilot generator.
Most fryers have pilot lighting instructions on the inside of the door. If yours doesn't then find the gas valve, turn the knob to the pilot position, push in on the knob and light the pilot. Keep the knob pushed in after you lite the pilot for at least another 30 seconds. The pilot should stay lit.
there is a small adjustment screw on the gas valve,turn it clockwise to increase pilot,if that does not work the vent cap on the gas regulator on the back of the unit could be stopped up,remove that cap ,clean out or replace unit can operate without it just fine.If you increase the pilot and it still wont stay lit replace the thermocouple
Make sure the thermostat is turned off. Units burners will light as soon a pilot in it is on.
3-2Lighting the Pilot and BurnerFigure 1Figure 23.Push the knob in and light the pilot. Continue to hold the knob in for about 60 seconds after theflame appears on the pilot. Release the knob. The pilot should remain lit. I suggest that you boil it out before using. This cleans the pot of any contaminants here is how to do this. Boiling Out the frypotTo ensure that the frypot is free of any contamination resulting from its manufacture, shipping, andhandling during installation, the frypot must be boiled out before first use. Frymaster recommendsboiling out the frypot each time the oil or shortening is changed.1.Before lighting the burner, close the frypot drain valve and fill the frypot with a mixture of coldwater and boil-out solution or detergent. Fill to the lower oil-level line.2.Light the fryer in accordance with the lighting instructions in Section 3.1.3.Simmer the solution for one hour. I would attempt to paste the complete ownersmanual but it's just way to large. I do warranty for Frymaster is how I have access to it. Good luck
That knob is a pilot safty valve it is not your problem. Your problem is the m/v signal generator. This is either a thermocouple or a thermopile depending on the setup of your model. Look for a small copper line coming from the pilot area going to the pilot safty valve that is the tcouple or tpile. Replace this and I am sure you will be good to go.