20 Most Recent Pitco Frialator PIT40SN Deep Fryer Questions & Answers

Is this a new fryer first of all? If so, then whoever you bought it from should be working with you to help you get it fixed. If it's new, it's under warranty from Pitco... If it's not new, and used, was there any kind of warranty from Bargreen? If not, then you're screwed. A deep fryer that leaks, cannot be re-welded and to replace a leaking frypot is expensive and usually not worth the money it cost to do so.... A new 40 lb. fryer runs approx $750, and to fix one normally runs $5-600.00. So, you can see that it's more cost effective to just go ahead and buy a new one. Try and find a dealer who sells and deals with used equipment, and buy your new fryer through them. See if he/she will give you some sort of credit for the used one that leaks towards your new purchase... That dealer can then replace the frypot and resell the unit to another customer.

I would try to deal directly with Pitco... Find out who your sales rep is for your area/state and call them directly. They are supposed to help customers with issues like this and should be happy to help you, as long as it's a new unit.... I really don't understand why they haven't helped you so far, if it's new? You can also tell either or both of them that you are going to the local paper... That usually works with just about any company. If you need any further help, I'm in Cincinnati and our number is 888-542-5959. Thanks and good luck, Susan Restaurant Equipment Outlet

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Aug 29, 2011

Adjusting down the gas pressure will only result to more soot formation inside the fire tubes and burners. Make sure that the burners are not clogged (from the neck up to the holes) so that gas will burn only on burner face. Check also that the fire tubes are clean and has no soot formation inside so that flame will go inside it and will not roll back. Make sure also that there are no obstruction on flue riser and no air directed on this area.
Readjust the gas pressure back to the standard as soon as the problem is addressed.

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Jun 17, 2011

Clean burners and orifices clean tubes heat tubes and also check the exit to the stack on the deep fat fryer. check pressure. fire off

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Mar 24, 2011

I am going to say that the gas valve is the problem here since you have replaced the thermo coupling already.
the pilot valve and the main fuel valve are totally separate ---- it is the thermo couplings temperature that activates the main valve fuel flow. you can double check to make sure the coupling end is getting hot in the pilot flame and if it is I would say that the main valve is at fault. now one little trick that I have gotten to work now and again is to use a propane torch and super heat the thermo coupling tip and then try the main valve -- ( sometimes it just needs a small KICK ). but if it does not work then I would just replace the valve with a new one and all should be good because it sounds like everything else is good to go.
if you are still having problems -- please feel free to write me back here and I will help the best way that I can.


Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011

Your problem is easy and frequent. The pilot light should heat up the thermouple which in return by the heat will keep the valve on for pilot light first and the burner light.

So either the pilot light is not reaching the thermocouple - this only if someone moves the pilot light

Or the thermocouple became weak and can hold the gas valve open - so replace the thermocouple with new one.

There is a very small possibility that the gas valve is faulty but you should replace the thermocouple in any case which is very cheap first and is the most possible cause.

Pitco Frialator... | Answered on Oct 06, 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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