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Imperial Deep Fryer won't light

Pilot light is working fine but when we raise the termostate the pilot light dims to nothing and burners won't light. Is there a way to half split the problem to tell if it is the valve or the thermostat or the high temp sensor?

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The pilot should not lower on main valve opening, this is a dangerous situation and should be handled by a pro.

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