Ok, so I finally had a day off to work on this thing a bit. I have found by talking with people that it is indeed set up for propane and the wc is where it needs to be. So my question is, is this how its suppose to work? I worked in a deli for a number of years before, but our fryers did not have this kind of jet burner setup, and I have spent the last year or so running a hot dog cart ( carts are not allowed to have fryers in Idaho), so this is all kind of new to me. Its still loud, still sounds like a jet plane. If I try to lower the propane pressure at all, I hear a click and all propane flow shuts off, even the pilot light and I have to wait a bit before it will relight. This sounds like some kind of low pressure safety shut off to me. Also, I had assumed that the temp control knob would decrease the burner output when I lowered the temp, and since it did not do that, I assumed it was not working. But now im wondering if it just shuts off when it reaches temp and then relights to bring it back up? Im scared to find out because I do not want to over heat the oil and start a fire. Thanks for all your help guys
Understand the order of operation. 1st, make sure main gas is on to appliance and the gas valve knob is set to 'off'
as well. Also make sure thermostat is set to 'off'
position. Verify there is no gas flow through your burners or pilot burner in your fryer. If so than your gas valve is bad. Replace
2. If no flow then turn gas valve knob to pilot and push down.
2. Push and hold pilot, light pilot, keep holding for around 60 seconds. When you release the knob the pilot should stay lit. If not re-lite but hold for 90 seconds. This should be way longer than you need to keep the pilot running on its own.
3. once pilot stays lit. turn gas valve knob to 'On'. Nothing should happen at this point except for the pilot should stay lit.
4. With your face out of the way, turn the thermostat away from 'off'
to a temperature that would cause the gas valve to open and the burner to light. The burner should ignite immediately. If not, is the pilot dirty in need of a cleaning? Are the burners dirty in need of cleaning? A dirty pilot would also cause the pilot not to stay lit as well. Also you should not try to get the main burner to light without water or oil in the tank.
I'm thinking with the way you describe that you're getting a delayed ignition situation. If the main burner does not ignite right away after the valve opens but the pilot is still lit, eventually the gas will ignite when it accumulates enough to reach the pilot flame. When that happens you'll get blow back and possibly an explosion. Also keep in mind that propane is heavier than air so it will sink and puddle to the lowest point it can.
Hope this helps
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