Hi community! One of our readers (not a member yet) has the following question:
I’m in a bind, I replaced the pilot and thermopile assemblies on all 3 of our fryers, also cleaned burner assemblies, orifices and the entire interior of the fryers. My problem is on one of the fryers when the burner ignites it only ignites half way around the burner, if you stick a lighter into the unlit portion of the burner it will ignite and continue to burn as it should. I don’t want to take a chance leaving it on as I know what delayed ignition can cause. The reason I am in a bind is our fish frys start Friday Jan. 10th. Any help you can provide will be sincerely appreciated.
Unfortunatly you’ll have to inspect the burner targets. One or more has fallen in stopping the flame from coming around to the other side. Often the back one that needs a 1inch spacing. The others are 3/4 inch. I don’t see that model, but I do se a MJCFE. Stands for Master Jet CF series. Manual is here.
I should add this to my comment. If you just cleaned the burner area you may have knocked something down on one of the burner orifices blocking it. The burner lights on one side and the flame has to light around the back to the other side. Also check that the flue in the back is clear. But most times one of the ceramic tiles gets broke or moved.
My friers have a plug in one end of the manifold where you can test manifold gas pressure, perhaps if you got the burner out or at least removed the gas inlet to it, you could shoot through that opening with pressurized air to blow out whatever is in it.
Either that or your gas pressure is really low which even then I doubt would cause what you are seeing.