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Deep Fryer Element Won't Heat Up

I bought this fryer two years ago and only use it two times a year to fry fish on our fishing trips. Last month it would not heat up. The green power light was on so it was getting juice. I checked the instructions trouble shooting guide and did what was suggested, no luck.

This fryer has only been used six times.

Dave Elliott

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    My deep fryer will not heat up after I changed the oil and cleaned it. The power light and the temp light are on but it is not hot?

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    i have the same problem. this is the 2nd fryer.

  • cwfap Dec 18, 2007

    My fryer is just short of a year old and the oil will not heat up. It gets power but the green "ready" light is also on, indicating that the oil is ready at set temperature. Apparently it is a problem with the thermostat. Of course I did not save original packaging so I am not able to return under the warranty. Suggestions anyone?

  • JRWT Mar 02, 2008

    I have deep fryer 3 months and it will not heat up. I have used frydaddy and tfal in the fast and had no problems. Still have the frydaddy and the tfal lasted for 10 years.

  • AZ1029 Mar 27, 2008

    Have had fryer since Dec 2007. The light is on but there is no heat. Since there is a 1 yr warranty on this, I suppose I have to put it in a box and mail off to MO. Because there are so many with the same problem, why not send out new heating elements instead of us having to mail the entire fryer?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    I used it maybe like 10 times and that thing would not power on anymore !

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I have had this fryer for over three years and use the **** out of it. Today whenever I turned it on the lights came on but the element wouldn't heat up. What is wrong?

  • Quickster May 06, 2008

    FYI After the second use of this newly bought fryer it would not reheat. The green light would come on but wouldn't heat up the oil. We scrubbed it clean and it worked fine for another 4-5 uses. Noticing during these uses oil is actually being leaked onto the power strip underneath the oil. No box No receipt .. 40$ wasted again.

  • ilovebill May 19, 2008

    I also have this product and I used it 3 times, It no longer heats up like everyone here says. I also can't find my receipt so $ 40 down the drain. I tried everything to make this work! I called rival and was basically told no receipt nothing they can do! Boy does this make me mad!! They are making a fortune selling this product that no one can get fixed!!! this is a rival czf625 model. DO NOT BUY!

  • baxramey May 22, 2008

    The same thing is happing.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I have the same problem, I ques I have to trhough the fryer away and buy a new one. Bummer.
    john engering, november 2008

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have only used this product 4 or 5 times and now it won't heat up. It really makes me mad. I just threw $40.00 down the drain also. They need to take this product off the market. All they made is JUNK!!

  • papatony57 Jan 14, 2009

    my fryer lights up but does not heat up

  • lambert523 Mar 12, 2009

    I have two rival czf 625 deep fryers they have the same problems. They have power and the lights come on but no heat. I think the front panel is defective.....

  • Daniel Duteil
    Daniel Duteil Oct 27, 2014

    I have the same problem and when I opened up the control panel it smelled like burnt circuit board. I fear the control board had something burn up.



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Look for the reset button and it should come back on. I just did and lights came on immediately.

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    Daniel Duteil Oct 27, 2014

    Tore ths CZF 625 fryer apart and there is NO reset button.




I had same problem with my LM 132 found an over heat reset button on back of control unit

Posted on May 07, 2008



Ive only had this one for about 2 months and the power stopped lighting up and it is not heating up anymore! this is my second one. the first one i had for about 2-3 months and the timer knob fell off and would not go back on. this is so frustrating!

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I got this fryer for christmas and cant find the reciept i have used it four tiomes and now the lights wont come on and wont heat up i have tried other outlets and it still wont work what can i do?

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I have the same problem 4 months and it wont heat up again

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