Question about Bionaire Kitchen Appliances - Others
What tells the gas valve to open is the thermocouple, the small copper tube connected to the valve on one end and on top of the pilot's flame the other end. When the pilot detects flame, it sends a small electrical signal to the valve to keep it open. If thermocouple is faulty, it won't send the right signal. This is the most likely cause of your problem. These run about $10 depending on the Fryer model and is very easy to replace. Installation instructions come with the new unit. Alot of thermocouples are interchangable and can be bought at hardware stores and gas/propane supply stores. If the thermocouple doesn't do the trick then the only thing left is your gas valve, but I bet it is the thermocouple, sometimes you can revive them if they are charred. Use some emory cloth and polish the old one up and it may work.
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Posted on Mar 24, 2011
Hi, sometimes it may require you to hold down on the pilot knob on the gas valve for a couple of minutes after you light the pilot. Thermopile get weaker with age. If this does not do the trick then replace the thermopile.......
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
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