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From the Owners' manual:
1. Before attempting to light this appliance, the door if so equipped, shall be open.
2. Turn the appliance manual gas shut-off valve to the OFF position.
3. Turn the combination gas control knob to the OFF position.
4. Turn the thermostat control to the OFF position.
5. Wait 5 minutes.
6. Turn the appliance manual gas shut-off valve to the ON position.
7. Turn the combination gas control knob to the PILOT position.
8. Light the pilot with a match while depressing and holding the combination gas control knob until the pilot remains
lit upon releasing the gas control knob.
9. Turn the combination gas control knob to the ON position.
10. Turn the thermostat control knob to the desired temperature to turn burners ON.
11. Ensure that the door is closed during operation.
12. For complete shut-down, repeat steps 2, 3, and 4.
It won't turn any further until the pilot is lit and stays lit.
Hi there! When you turn the gas valve knob to "on" position, burners should not fire-up if the thermostat is "off", if it does, the thermostat's mechanical contacts inside may be shorted (will not be able to control temp anymore) and must be replaced with a good one> Regards.
Sometimes certain models turn off if you touch the thermostat before it lites... We've seen this happen many times, so you would need to light the fryer first, wait until it's stable before turning your thermostat to desired temperature.
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.
Pilot assembly is located inside the bottom compartment, between the the two middle burners while the gas valve is located under the burner manifold. Make sure that the gas line where the unit is connected is open. You need to turn the gas valve knob to "Pilot" position and depress it (to allow the gas to flow on pilot) then light the pilot assembly using a lighter with extended nozzle ( burner igniter). Once the flame is present at the pilot assembly, wait for about 15 seconds (allowing thermopile to heat up) the gradually release the gas valve knob. If the pilot flame is stable, turn the gas valve knob to "ON" position and set the thermostat to desired temperature setting. This will ignite the burners and heat up the oil to set temperature. Just remember, do not do this if there is no oil on fry tank.
The pilot flame will stay lighted even when the thermostat is off, you have to turn the gas valve knob to off position in order to shut the pilot flame. But when burner flame remains on after shutting off the thermostat, the thermostat's mechanical contacts are shorted or remained engaged. If this is tha case, you have to replace the thermostat.
Make sure the knob on the gas valve is turned to the ON position after lighting the pilot. If the fryer won't come on....
1. The pilot flame may be weak causing low millivolts.
2. The thermostat is failing.
3. The pilot flame may be good but the pilot generator may be weak causing low millivolts.
As this unit operates on less than 1 (one) volt DC.... you can try to jump the thermostat leads on the gas valve to see if it comes on. If it does... change the thermostat.
Turn the knob on the gas valve to the pilot position. Sometimes you have to slightly depress the knob to turn it..don't use a pair of pliers.
In the pilot position.. push the knob in and light the pilot..keeping the knob pushed in for 30 seconds. Let go and the pilot should stay on. Turn the knob to the on position and set the thermostat.
First, never light when the pot is empty, you can fill with water if you have no oil. Open the door, check the thermostat and make sure it is turned off.(The burners will light if thermostat is on) Behind the thermostat you will see the gas valve. Turn knob to off, then to pilot. There is a notch at the pilot position. Now look up in the middle behind the burners and you will see the pilot assembly. Push in on the knob on the gas valve while you hold a long lighter close to the pilot assembly. Once the pilot lights keep holding the pilot knob in for 20 seconds. Now let off the pilot knob. Pilot should stay burning. Now turn the gas valve from pilot to on. Now turn the thermostat to desired temp and the burners will fire off and start heating.
If you have a pitco 35 fryer, all you need to do is have gas connected and turned on, rotate the know on the gas valve to the pilot position, depress the knob, while holding the knob down light the pilot, normally located in between the burner tubes in the middle of the front of the fryer, hold the knob for 60 seconds, when you release the pilot should remain on. If it does rotate the pilot know to the "on" position, from this point the thermostat should control the fryer. If your pilot does not stat lit, press the red button on the hi-limit to reset it, it could be tripped and this would cause the pilot to not hold. Hope this is helpful.