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Pitco fryer showing heat failure even when the pilot light is on?
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HEAT FAILURE - This means
the heating system has failed to respond, which can occur because a high temperature limit switch has been tripped and needs resetting. On gas deep fryers, "HEAT FAILURE" may display if the pilot fails to light or if the pilot flame is too weak as detected by the ignition module.
Pitco fryer sg14
Sounds like propane. Please is heavier than air. Try opening air shutters on burners.
Will the exhaust stack diameter cause rapid airflow to blow out the pilot?
The output flu should not impact this. What is impacting this is airflow from another source coming into the building. For example if a window is open on the windward side then airflow will rush in and exit through the flu. This could cause the problem. The other thing you should check is the gas pressure on the supply line. An indication that the gas pressure is too high is a gap between the end of the pilot jet and the base of the flame. Another concern is a venturi effect if the area between the hood and the fryer is too small.
How do you replace the thermostat on a pitco fryer?
Drain the fryer. Cleaning the kettle will make things easier. Remove the thermostat knob and remove the two screws that hold the thermostat. Remove the two wires. Under the kettle you will see a double headed bolt with a tiny stainless tube running through them. Make sure that you do no confuse the one for the thermostat with the one for the high limit. Loosen or completely unscrew the small inner nut. Unscrew the large outer nut. Inside the kettle, locate the sensor bulb that corresponds to the thermostat. Remove the bracket and vertically straighten the sensor bulb. From under the kettle pull the sensor bulb and wire down and remove thermostat. Clean the fitting where you removed the bulb. Replace with new thermostat in reverse order. Avoid sharp bends in the sensor wire. Use Teflon tape on the large nut. The small nut is a compression fitting and does not need Teflon tape. Reclamp the sensor bulb and pull excess tubing from the kettle before tightening the small nut. Be careful not to cross thread the nuts. Do not over tighten the small nut. Refill the fryer and check for leaks.
Fryer's Digital Controller will display "BOIL" if the temperature is it reading does not exceed 212F or 100C for quite some time. Make sure that there is enough level of oil (not water) in the Fry Pot before turning it on.
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