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Fryer heats up but does not maintain proper temp. last year replaced hi limit reset & today replaced thermostat

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  • Earl smith
    Earl smith Nov 13, 2014

    When I put a new solenoid in it, it runs about 3 seconds and a spark shoots out of it and it goods dead

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Hi there.
You may need to calibrate the new thermostat and in doing so, you will need a calibrated thermometer with sensor dipped in oil at about one (1) inch above the fryer thermostat sensing bulb.
Record the cut-off temp (when indicator light goes off) and compare it with the thermostat setting.
The thermostat has a calibration screw ( - ) recessed in the middle of the shaft, you will see the when you pull off the thermostat knob. this calibration screw can be turned by a precision screw driver, turn clockwise to decrease the cut-off temperature ; turn counterclockwise to increase the cut-off temperature.
Just make sure that the unit is preheated or have cycled at least 5 to 8 times and the oil is new before performing the calibration.
Regards.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011

  • Earl smith
    Earl smith Nov 13, 2014

    It don't give me a chance, when I turn the knob it runs about 3 second and a spark shoots out of the solenoid.

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