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Pitco Fryer Problem is pilot outage. Already have replaced high limit switch, Thermopile, and pilot assembly. Pilot seems to be going out when t-stat is satisfied and burners are shutting off, seems to be a more than normal popping sound when burners are shutting off. Magnet on valve does not seem to be weak, when lighting pilot , magnet holds after about 10 seconds. I've also tried adjusting the air shutters and it doesn't seem to make any difference.This is an LP gas system and I don't believe it's a pressure issue as all other appliances are fine.

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  • Doug Putnam Jul 27, 2007

    That last solution was posted by a moron !!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    fryer gets to temp and shuts off burner but also extinguishes pilot flame

  • regroup Dec 19, 2007

    I have a Pitco Frialator Mdl 35C+S. I,ve replaced the thermostst and thermopile ,but now the pilot will not light. Need help ASAP. Thanks.The reason that I replaced the two parts was that , when I turned the fryer off, gas would escape through the orifices and never cut off.

  • Playerscafe Sep 04, 2008

    I have replaced the Thermopile. Thought the problem was solved now the problem is that the fryer does not come up to the 350 degree temp and when it shuts off the pilot still goes out.

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Sounds like the burners are dirty remove burners and run under cold water and replace propane gas burns dirty and might have blocked up burners creating a pop at the burners this will then blow out pilot light if this does not work give me a shout

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