The Frymaster is a popular commercial deep fryer. It is commonly found in fast-food restaurants; however, it may also be found in any commercial restaurant. Although it is a high-end fryer, it can experience issues after years of use—or improper use.
The two most common issue with deep fryers—including the Frymaster—are power and burner related. Here you'll find easy steps for troubleshooting these issues.
Issues with the Power Supply
If your deep fryer is not functioning properly, it might be experiencing power issues. If you cannot get the unit to turn on at all, try the following:
- Checking the circuit breaker. An electric fryer will not work after the breaker has been tripped or switched off. Locate the breaker in your establishment and verify that the switch is in the "on" position for the fryer. If it is in the "off" position, switch it to the "on" position and see if that fixes the issue.
- Ensuring the unit is plugged in. Another issue you may encounter is that the unit is not plugged in. This is simple enough to fix. Just follow the wires from the unit to the outlet and ensure it is plugged in. If it is, test the outlets—as the issue may be with the electrical outlet and not the unit.
- Verify that the settings are correct. If you have a computerized version of the Frymaster, look at the manual to ensure the settings are correct. You may need to fine-tune the machine or reset it, for it to work properly.
If the power seems to work fine—and the settings are correct—you may have a more serious issue on your hand.
Issues with the Burners
If the oil is not heating up properly, or you are experiencing uneven frying, the burners may be to blame. To check for malfunctioning burners,
- Look at the flame. Ignite the burners and visually inspect them to insure that the flame is working on the entirety of the burner. If only part of the burner has a flame, turn the flame off and look for any clogs, dirt, or debris that may be causing the issue. If you find that it is clogged, use a dry cloth to remove any debris.
- Use your ears and listen to the flame. If the burner is noisy, it is possible that your pressure is too high or low. It may also be caused by a blockage. You can fix these issues by turning down the pressure, or removing the blockage.
If you are still experiencing issues with temperature management, power control, or any other issue, you need to call a professional technician. These professionals, ones like K & D Factory Service Inc, can identify and fix any issue you encounter with your Frymaster. They can also find a parts supplier, in the event that you need new parts.