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Re: frymaster gf 14 won't come on
Ok sounds like your problem maybe that the gas valve is set to low. If you have access to a manometer you can put it on the outflow port of the gas valve and see what the reading is. It should be at 4" water column for this fryer. You possibly might even have a faulty gas valve, these will go out sometimes and still let the pilot bypass maintain regular operation. Please comment me back if you need more assistance with this.
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Hi there. Hi limit may be tripping off due to high oil temperature (power supplying the gas valve is connected in series with the hi limit). Verify if the thermostat is not shorted, also please check the thermostat calibration if it is good.
First you will need to determine what the oil temperature actually is when the fryer shuts down. The reason for the shutdown is likely the hi-limit thermostat is tripping. That could be the result of the hi-limit thermostat being faulty or the thermostat is faulty and the oil is actually too hot eg: 450F. Once this is determined, either the thermostat or the hi-limit will need to be changed. The part number for the thermostat is 807-1692 and the hi-limit is 826-1177. I know this post is late, hopefully it will help someone.
Any time a thermal cut off blows, it's because the cycling thermostat is bad. When it's bad, the machine cycles off of the thermal cut off rather than the cycling thermostat allowing the dryer to over heat. The thermal cut off is a re-setting safety and is not made to cycle off of. The thermostat you are looking for looks like a high limit thermostat but it cuts power to the element at a lower temp. Around 158 degrees + or - 25 degrees. It's located close to the high limit. It's a normally closed switch that opens on the rise and it will show closed now but the problem with it is that will not open. Replace it and your problem will be solved. Good luck.
Since you've mention the pilot light goes out at 400 degree F, then we are talking a gas Deep Fryer. The deepfryer usually use at 350 degree F for chips or else. Because the oil will start breaking down its quantity of frying very quickly over that temperature. Most people set at 350 degree F. Now we comes back to your problem, First you should have a deep fryer thermometer they espcially made for deep fryer, (You only mention 400 or better ) that make me think you're only guessing. Knowing the temperature is very important, most Hi limit is set at 420 degree F.
To me it seen the Hi Ltd control is working and that is why it cutting out the pilot when it reach its limit but we don't know what temperature that when the hi limit cutting out at.
When you have a thermometer, put it in the cold oil and turn the temperature to 100 degree F to see what the temperature control cutting out at. slowly increase your setting until it cutting out at 350 degree F . If you set at 250 degree F and the thermometer already reaching 350 degreen F then don't go any further , your temperature control is defective and need to be change a new one.
This is only the first step, you still have to check out the Hi ltd control to see how good its condition is,so far your information say it cutting out at 400 or better. But you've to be sure, because it is a safety control. Hope that will help you , God Bless.
i havent heard of this but these suggestions may help you.the hi-limit is preset at the flash point of oil (depending on the oil) around 500-525 degrees.if the hi-limit is tripping out either the thermostat is out of calberation,the hilimit itself is bad or the hilimit/thermostat bulb arent secured to their respective bracket.if you have a meter or thermocouple tester to test the actual heat of the oil (or a half decent themometer).set the temp dial to 200 degrees,once the burners go out put the thermometer/meter into the oil.the temps should match 20 degrees over/under is acceptable.if not the t-stat is bad.if this is ok goto the hi-limit and jump it out,there should be 2 wires take them off and connect them directly.set the dial to 350,wait until the burners shut off and test the temp of the oil again.if it matches your hilimit is bad.let me know.be careful when you do this because if the t-stat is bad the oil may ignite.if you see a lot of smoke cut it off.let me know.