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  • Pitco Frialator won’t stay lit

     wingsup updated 1 year, 2 months ago 1 Member · 3 Posts
  • guest

    April 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I have a Pitco Frialator that will not stay lit.. Last week the Thermocouple was replaced along with the valve. 


    Model #: SGBN14-0

    Serial # F02la03383


    I can get it to stay on for a short period of time.  Could it be the high limit?


    Thank you,



  • fixbear

    April 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    You mentioned

    Last week the Thermocouple

    Not possible as it uses a thermo-pile.Thermocouple makes about 50 millivolts where a thermopile makes 750 millivolts.  Easily measured before one replaces it. Connected to the gas valve you should see above 400 under load.


    High limit is probable, but not the only possibility.  Use you DVOM to troubleshoot before replacing parts.  Electrical contacts, gas supply, and pilot flame all have a effect on this. 


    Some high limits have to be reset. Like these

    So if it tripped, was it in a high setting or was the thermostat off.  A good tech would take the time to measure the calibration and test the thermostat.

  • wingsup

    April 19, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you for your help.

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