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Have you or someone converted this fryer to LP and/or back to Natural Gas? This sounds like your orfices are too big and the flames are shooting out, with leaking gas around the orifice itself? I would have the orfices redrilled, so you know they are correct, as this is dangerous... The only other reason you would have fire outside the designated area is because of a leak. When the pots leak, you will sometimes have the oil leaking catch on fire and burn around that leak area... You don't have a leak, do you? My best guess is the orfices are too big...and someone drilled them out that way...too big... Any further question or if you need new orfices, please call Paul or Susan at Restaurant Equipment Outlet, Cincinnati, Ohio, 888-542-5959. Thanks, Susan

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011

Check if your pilot flame sufficiently heats thermopile during operation and make sure also that it is free of soot or any form of dirt, thermopile generates small amount of electricity to energize pilot and main valve of the gas valve for pilot and main burner operation. This electricity passes through hi limit mechanical contacts. Hi limit on fryers act as safety device which will shut down pilot and burner flame when oil temperature reaches 450F.
If your fryer is set at 350F and over shoots up to 450F (which will trip hi limit and shut down pilot and burner flame), the thermostat is not good, but, if hi limit trips on temperature much lower than 450F, hi limit is bad.

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011

You have to remove the pilot assembly in order to clean the pilot orifice, make sure to shut down the unit before doing this.
Unscrew the pilot assembly from the pilot holder, dismantle the pilot assembly from the pilot flexible tube using a vise grip and an adjustable wrench,.Remove the pilot orifice from the pilot head and clean it with damp cloth, you can clean the orifice hole using a smallest pin you can find, make sure that the hole will not be damaged or enlarge once you do this, otherwise, pilot flame quality will become poor and will produce soot.

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011


Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Dec 11, 2010

Are you holding it in long enough? It takes between 20 seconds-1 minute.

If it still doesn't stay lit, replace the thermocouple.

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Apr 05, 2016

You turn the valve knob to "Pilot", push it in, and light it (use a long butane lighter-it's easiest) and keep the button pushed in for 20 seconds-1 minute. If the pilot stays lit, turn the dial to "On".

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Apr 05, 2016

You have a clogged filter, clogged lines or clogged pump. Did you try to do this with the oil cold? If so, the pump has to work MUCH harder and may not pump.

Clean out the oil from the entire system, looking for clogs. Manually filter the oil and pour it back into the system and try it again.

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Apr 05, 2016

Sounds like you has a bleed gas system and a tubing fitting is not tight.

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

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.

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

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