ESG35T
Installation & Operation Manual
PRINTED IN THE
UNITED STATES
For Service, Call (318) 865-1711
Price: $6.00
Shipping Address: 8700 Line Avenue,
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
*8197049*
OCTOBER 2013
NOTICE
This appliance is intended for professional use only and is to be operated by qualified personnel only. A
Frymaster Factory Authorized Servicer (FAS) or other qualified professional should perform installation,
maintenance, and repairs. Installation, maintenance, or repairs by unqualified personnel may void the
manufacturer’s warranty.
NOTICE
This equipment must be installed in accordance with the appropriate national and local codes of the
country and/or region in which the appliance is installed.
NOTICE TO U.S. CUSTOMERS
This equipment is to be installed in compliance with the basic plumbing code of the Building Officials and
Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) and the Food Service Sanitation Manual of the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.
DANGER
Improper installation, adjustment, maintenance or service, and unauthorized alterations or modifications
can cause property damage, injury, or death. Read the installation, operating, and service instructions
thoroughly before installing or servicing this equipment. Only qualified service personnel may convert
this appliance to use a gas other than that for which it was originally configured.
DANGER
Adequate means must be provided to limit the movement of this appliance without depending upon the
gas line connection. Single fryers equipped with legs must be stabilized by installing anchor straps. If a
flexible gas line is used, an additional restraining cable must be connected at all times when the fryer is
in use.
DANGER
The front ledge of the fryer is not a step! Do not stand on the fryer. Serious injury can result from slips
or contact with the hot oil.
DANGER
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids or vapors in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
DANGER
Instructions to be followed in the event the operator smells gas or otherwise detects a gas leak must be
posted in a prominent location. This information can be obtained from the local gas company or gas
supplier.
NOTICE
IF, DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE CUSTOMER USES A PART FOR THIS MANITOWOC FOOD
SERVICE EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN AN UNMODIFIED NEW OR RECYCLED PART PURCHASED
DIRECTLY FROM FRYMASTER, OR ANY OF ITS AUTHORIZED SERVICERS, AND/OR THE PART BEING
USED IS MODIFIED FROM ITS ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION, THIS WARRANTY WILL BE VOID. FURTHER,
FRYMASTER AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, DAMAGES OR EXPENSES
INCURRED BY THE CUSTOMER WHICH ARISE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DUE
TO THE INSTALLATION OF ANY MODIFIED PART AND/OR PART RECEIVED FROM AN UNAUTHORIZED
SERVICER.
NOTICE
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires any and all gas products to be installed by a
licensed plumber or pipe fitter.
ESG35T
CHAPTER 1: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1.1
Safety Information
Before attempting to operate your unit, read the instructions in this manual thoroughly. Throughout this manual you will
. The information contained in the box concerns
find notations enclosed in double-bordered boxes with the symbol
actions or conditions that may cause or result in injury to personnel or damage to your system, and/or cause your system
to malfunction.
1.2
General Installation Instructions
DANGER
Building codes prohibit a fryer with its open frypot of hot oil being installed beside an open flame of any
type, including those of broilers and ranges.
DANGER
This appliance must be installed with sufficient ventilation to prevent the occurrence of unacceptable
concentrations of substances harmful to the health of personnel in the room where it is installed.
DANGER
No structural material on the fryer should be altered or removed to accommodate placement of the fryer
under a hood.
DANGER
Single fryers must be restrained to prevent tipping when installed in order to avoid the splashing of hot
liquid. The means of restraint may be the manner of installation, such as connection to battery of
appliances or installing the fryer in an alcove, or by separate means, such as straps or chains.
DANGER
Do not attach an apron drainboard to a single unit. The appliance may become unstable, tip over, and
cause injury. The appliance area must be free and clear of combustible material at all times.
NOTICE
This appliance is only for professional use and shall be used by qualified personnel only.
CLEARANCE AND VENTILATION
This fryer must be installed with a 6-inch (150-mm) clearance at both sides and back when installed adjacent to
combustible construction. No clearance is required when installed adjacent to non-combustible construction. A
minimum of 24-inches (600-mm) clearance should be provided at the front of the fryer.
The fryer flue opening must not be placed close to the intake of an exhaust fan, and the fryer must never have its flue
extended in a "chimney" fashion. An extended flue will change the combustion characteristics of the fryer. To provide
the airflow necessary for good combustion and burner operation, the areas surrounding the fryer front, sides, and rear
must be kept clear and unobstructed.
The fryer must be installed in an area with an adequate air supply and adequate ventilation. Adequate distances must be
maintained from the flue outlet of the fryer to the lower edge of the ventilation filter bank. Filters should be installed at
an angle of 45°. Place a drip tray beneath the lowest edge of the filter. For U.S. installation, NFPA standard No. 96
states, "A minimum distance of 18-inches (450-mm) should be maintained between the flue outlet and the lower edge of
the grease filter". Frymaster recommends that the minimum distance be 24-inches (600-mm) from the flue outlet to the
bottom edge of the filter.
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INSTALLATION
NOTE: Unless special ordered, this fryer is designed for operation at altitudes of 2000 feet (610 meters) and below.
The unit must be modified for operation above 2000 feet (610 meters).
For units equipped with legs: Lift the unit and move it into its final position. Do not drag or push the fryer into position.
Doing so may damage the legs. Level the unit front to back and side to side. If the fryer is not level, the unit will not
function efficiently. ESG Series gas fryers cannot be curb mounted and must be equipped with either legs or casters
provided.
A. Adjust leg height with an adjustable or 1-1/16-inch (27-mm) open-end wrench by turning the hexagon-shaped foot
on the bottom of the leg. NOTE: The foot is for minor leg height adjustment only. Do not adjust outward more
than ¾-inch (19-mm).
B. When leveling the unit, the leg body should be held firmly to keep the leg from bending or rotating while turning the
foot to the required height.
For units equipped with casters: Roll the unit into its final position and lock the front casters.
1.3 Pre-Connection Preparation
WARNING
If the incoming gas pressure is in excess of ½" PSI (3.45 kPa/35 mbar), a step-down regulator will be
required.
NATIONAL CODE REQUIREMENTS:
This equipment is to be installed in compliance with the Basic Plumbing Code of the Building Officials and Code
Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) and the Food Service Sanitation Manual of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration.
This equipment is manufactured to use the type of gas specified on the rating plate attached to the door. Connect
equipment stamped "NAT" only to natural gas and that stamped "PRO" only to LP (Propane) gas.
Heat Inputs
Nominal Heat Inputs (Qn), Gas Type, Orifice Size, Pressures and Adjustments, Orifice Quantity are listed in the table
below:
MODEL*
ESG35T
NOMINAL
HEAT INPUTGAS TYPE
Qn
(BTU)
70
67
NAT
LP
ORIFICE
SIZE (MM)
MANIFOLD GAS
PRESSURE
(INCH W.C.)
ORIFICE
QUANTITY
2.18 (#44)
1.40(#54)
3.8
10
3
3
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NOTE: Outlet gas pressure must be adjusted strictly within the above requirements 5 to 10 minutes after the appliance is
operating.
1.4
Connection to the Gas Supply Line
Propane Applications;
NOTE: The gas supply (service) line must be the same size or greater
than the fryer inlet line. This appliance is equipped with a ½-inch (15mm) inlet. The gas supply line must be sized to accommodate all gasfired equipment connected to the line. Consult the local gas company
or supplier, or your local contractor for minimum supply line
requirements.
Proper Regulator Must Be Installed
NOTE: If quick-disconnect supply lines or flex lines are used,
increase supply line size to ¾-inch (22-mm) or larger.
DANGER
A manual shut-off valve must be installed in the gas supply (service) line upstream of this appliance and in
a position where it can be reached quickly in the event of an emergency.
DANGER
The fryer must be connected to the gas supply specified on the rating and serial number plate located on
the inside of the appliance door. DO NOT ATTACH THIS APPLIANCE TO A GAS SUPPLY FOR WHICH IT IS
NOT CONFIGURED!
DANGER
Before connecting new pipe to this appliance, the pipe must be blown out thoroughly to remove all foreign
material. Foreign material in the burner and gas valve will cause improper and potentially dangerous
operation.
DANGER
All connections must be sealed with a joint compound suitable for the gas being used and all connections
must be tested for leaks using a solution of soapy water before lighting any pilots. Never use matches,
candles, or any other ignition source to check for leaks. If gas odors are detected, shut off the gas supply
to the appliance at the main shut-off valve and immediately contact the local gas company or an authorized
service agency for service.
Adequate means must be provided to limit the movement of fryers without depending upon the gas line connections. If a
flexible gas hose is used, a restraining cable must be connected at all times when the fryer is in use. NOTE: The
installation must be inspected after it is complete to ensure it meets the intent of these instructions. The on-site
supervisor and/or operator(s) should be informed that the appliance is installed with restraints. If restraints are
removed to move fryer (cleaning beneath and behind, relocation, etc.), ensure that they are re-installed when
fryer is returned to its permanently installed position.
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1.5 Gas Conversion Procedures
DANGER
This appliance was configured at the factory for a specific type of gas. Converting from one gas type to
another requires the installation of specific gas-conversion components.
Switching to a different type of gas without installing the proper conversion components may result in fire
or explosion. NEVER ATTACH THIS APPLIANCE TO A GAS SUPPLY FOR WHICH IT IS NOT CONFIGURED!
Conversion of this appliance from one type of gas to another should only be performed by qualified,
licensed, and authorized installation or service personnel, as defined in Section 1.5 of this manual.
See gas valve illustration below and gas valve, burner and orifice location on page 1-5 when performing the following
conversions.
When converting from natural gas to propane (or vice-versa), the following procedures apply:

Burner orifices and pilot orifice MUST be replaced (see page 1-5 for kit part numbers).

Adjust orifice gas pressure by turning the gas-valve adjustment screw (see page 1-2 for gas types and
pressures).

After adjustment, replace the adjustment-screw cover.

Affix the new label included with the conversion kit next the existing rating plate stating that the gas type has
been converted. Remove any references to the previously used gas from the existing rating plate.
Conversion from one gas family to another (i.e. changing from natural gas to propane) requires special components.
Obtain the necessary components using the table on page 1-6.
Conversions can only be executed by qualified, factory-authorized personnel.
ON/PILOT/OFF
Knob
Pressure Flow
Adjustment
Vent Tube
Connection
Pilot Flow
Adjustment
Pressure Tap
Typical Gas Valve
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Frypot Assembly
1/2—3/4 Reducer
Bushing
Manifold Support Bracket
Gas Valve
Gas Burner
Burner
See Detail A
1.63-inch [41-mm]
Orifice
1.30-inch [33-mm]
Pressure
Test
Spigot
Gas Manifold
Orifice
Gas
Manifold
Assembly
Detail A
Burner/Orifice Location
Temperature
Control
Typical gas valve, burner and orifice locations
Propane Applications:
1.6 Gas Conversion Components
Proper Regulator Must Be Installed
Use the following components to convert from natural gas to propane and viceversa. See Section 1.5 for orifice quantities required for conversion.


Natural to Propane: 826-3174
Propane to Natural: 826-3175
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CHAPTER 2: OPERATION
2.1 Initial Startup
Wash the unit and accessories thoroughly with hot, soapy water to remove any film residue, dust or debris. Rinse and
wipe dry. Close the drain valve completely. Ensure the operating thermostat and high-limit thermostat sensing bulbs
inside the frypot are securely seated in the holding clamp.
2.1.1 Operating the Gas Valve
Rotate the knob counter-clockwise to the ON or PILOT positions. Depress and rotate the knob clockwise to turn the
valve OFF.
OFF
PILOT
OFF
PILOT
ON
ON
PILOT Position
ON Position
2.1.2 Pilot Lighting Procedures
NOTE: This fryer was tested, adjusted and calibrated to sea level conditions before leaving the factory. Adjustments
may be necessary to meet local conditions, and are to be performed only by qualified service personnel. Adjustments are
the responsibilities of the customer or dealer and are not covered by Frymaster warranty.
The pilot is located high in the cabinet center, at the base of the frypot. Use a long match to light the pilot. Perform the
following steps in sequence before lighting the pilot:
1.
Turn off the manual shut-off valve on the incoming gas supply line.
2.
Turn the operating thermostat to the OFF position.
3.
Depress and turn the gas valve knob to the OFF position.
4.
Wait at least 5 minutes for any accumulated gas to disperse.
5.
Fill the frypot with oil, shortening or water to the bottom OIL LEVEL line scribed on the frypot back. Ensure
heating tubes are covered in liquid prior to engaging burners.
NOTE: If solid shortening is used, pack the shortening into the frypot, ensuring the shortening is packed beneath,
between and above the tubes prior to operating fryer.
6.
Open the manual shut-off valve on the incoming gas supply line and rotate the gas valve knob to the PILOT
position.
7.
Push and hold the knob in and apply a lighted match to the pilot burner head. Continue to hold the knob in for about
60 seconds after the flame appears on the pilot. Release the knob. The pilot should remain lit.
DANGER
If the pilot fails to remain lit, turn the gas valve "OFF" and wait 5 minutes before attempting to re-light.
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2.1.3 Lighting the Burners
WARNING
NEVER set a complete block of solid shortening on top of the heating tubes. To do so will damage the
heating tubes and frypot, and void the warranty.
1.
Ensure the frypot is filled with oil or shortening to the lower of the two oil level lines embossed on the back wall of
the frypot. NOTE: If solid shortening is used, pack the shortening into the frypot, ensuring the shortening is packed
beneath, between and above the tubes prior to operating fryer.
DANGER
"Dry-firing" the fryer will cause damage to the frypot and can cause a fire. Always ensure that shortening,
cooking oil or water covers the burner tubes before lighting the burners.
2.
With the pilot lit, push down and slowly turn the gas valve knob to the ON position.
3.
Rotate the operating thermostat knob to the desired frying temperature. The burner should light and burn with a
strong blue flame.
DANGER
If the pilot and burners go out, the fryer must be completely shut down at least five minutes before relighting.
2.2 Shutting the Fryer Down
For temporary shutdown, turn the operating thermostat to the OFF position and cover the frypot. Ensure oil is kept in the
frypot if the pilot is lit.
For complete shutdown, turn the operating thermostat to the OFF position, turn the gas valve knob to the OFF position
and cover the frypot.
2.3 Daily Operation
1.
Do not allow grease to accumulate or harden on the frame, body, or flue of the fryer. Clean the fryer inside and out
with a solution of detergent and hot water daily.
2.
Filter the cooking oil by draining the frypot through a filter cone at least daily. After the oil has been drained from
the frypot, remove any residue from the pot, using a non-abrasive scraper if necessary.
3.
Clean the frypot at least once each week by filling it to just below the upper oil level mark with water. Add one cup
of detergent and bring the solution to a boil. Allow the solution to simmer for 10-15 minutes, then drain and rinse
the frypot with clean water twice. Add ¼ cup of white vinegar to the last rinse to neutralize alkalinity remaining
from the detergent. Wipe the frypot surfaces with a dry towel before refilling with cooking oil. If the fryer is not to
be used immediately after cleaning, wipe the frypot interior with a light coat of cooking oil to prevent rust.
2.4 Recommended Spare Parts
PART #
ESG35T
826-2013
807-3516
807-3485
810-2032
810-2155
810-4389
810-3529
807-1603
807-1604
810-3168
810-0356
810-0357
DESCRIPTION
Operating Thermostat
High-Limit Thermostat
Thermopile
Pilot Burner, Natural Gas
Pilot Burner, Propane Gas
Orifice, Natural
Orifice, Propane
Gas Valve, Natural
Gas Valve, Propane
Leg
Caster, 5-inch w/o Brake
Caster, 5-inch w/Brake
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2.5 Wiring Diagram
CONTROL CIRCUIT
PILOT
GENERATOR
PILOT
ADJ.
HONEYWELL 1/2 P.S.I.
HONEYWELL
1/2 P.S.I.
PILOT
C
ON
4C
3C
1/2 P.S.I.
HONEYWELL
1C
2C
OFF
40
25
N/C
30 0
0
N/O
35 0
COM
200
0
HIGH-LIMIT
OPERATING
THERMOSTAT
2-3
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819-7049
OCTOBER 2013