Re: Thermocouple? Dean 40lb fryer
Occasionally we run in to this too, could very well be a bad thermocouple?, But more likely its the thermostat. If the thermostat is either not calibrated correctly or is going out, it will reach a certain temperature them shut off the system to protect from over heating. This is intended to happen at about 450*F but if its not working correctly it can happen at any temperature. One of our units would do this at about 325*F. So just when its about to be usable for food it would shut off. I haven't replaced the thermostat on that unit yet, because it was an older unit with out brand markings to know what part is needed. I always thought I would figure out which brand it was and be able with a parts manual get the right part. But I just purchased a different unit and moved on.