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Wont come on

Ok, I lite the pilot, it stays lit. then when I go to turn the knob to set the temp it clicks and shuts off the pilot.

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Low gas pressure to unit must check and see if gas valve in back of unit is fully on or same for regulator if there is one if the gas valve is open and the unit has a regulator ajust regulator regulator with center screw clockwise all the way down this will give you more pressure

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I had a very simular problem. My fryer would do exactly as you described, but sometimes the pilot light would stay on until the burners tried to re-ignite and then it would go out.
I finally had to call the gas company. They took the pilot light apart and cleaned it. The fryer works perfect now.
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