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Thermostat Issue DCS Fryer??

Upon lighting the pilot light and turning the knob to the on position the gas burners automatically ignite. This happens without turning the thermostat control knob to any temp setting.

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I just replaced the thermostat, and no I have this problem. Coincedently, this is why I origianally replaced the thermostat.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    It turns on automatic lights then goes off within 30 seconds and tries to restarts but won't. I turn the power off and restart it and it does the same thing again.
    The gas burners fire up but then shut down.

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This sounds to me like the thermostat is not sensing and is reading a closed circuit all the time. You will probably need to replace the thermostat.

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Zerko

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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