FilterQuick™ FQE30
Electric Fryer
Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do Not Store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
CAUTION READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE FRYER. *8197053*
Part Number: FRY_IOM_8197053 08/2016
Original Instructions 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
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. See
Chapter 1 of this manual for definitions of qualified personnel.
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. See NATIONAL CODE REQUIREMENTS in Chapter 2 of this manual for
specifics.
NOTICE
When installed, this appliance must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of
local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.2, or the
appropriate national code of the country in which 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.
NOTICE
This appliance is intended to be used for commercial applications, for example in kitchens of restaurants, canteens,
hospitals and in commercial enterprises such as bakeries, butcheries, etc., but not for continuous mass production
of food.
WARNING
This equipment is intended for indoor use only. Do not install or operate this equipment in outdoor areas.
NOTICE
The appliance must be installed and used in such a way that any water cannot contact the fat or oil.
NOTICE
Drawings and photos used in this manual are intended to illustrate operational, cleaning and technical procedures
and may not conform to onsite management operational procedures.
NOTICE TO OWNERS OF UNITS EQUIPPED WITH CONTROLLERS
U.S.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation. While this device is a verified Class A device, it has been shown to
meet the Class B limits.
CANADA
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A or B limits for radio noise emissions as set out by the ICES-003
standard of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Cet appareil numerique n’emet pas de bruits radioelectriques depassany les limites de classe A et B prescrites dans
la norme NMB-003 edictee par le Ministre des Communcations du Canada.
WARNING
Do not use water jets to clean this equipment.
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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.
DANGER
No structural material on the fryer should be altered or removed to accommodate placement of the fryer under a
hood. Questions? Call the Frymaster Service Hotline at 1-800-551-8633.
DANGER
Adequate means must be provided to limit the movement of this appliance without depending on or transmitting
stress to the electrical conduit. A restraint kit is provided with the fryer. If the restraint kit is missing contact your
local KES.
NOTICE
All fryers shipped without factory supplied cords and plug assemblies must be hardwired using flexible conduit to
the terminal block located on the rear of the fryer. These fryers should be wired to NEC specifications. Hardwired
units must include installation of restraint devices.
CAUTION
No warranty is provided for any Frymaster fryer used in a mobile or marine installation or concession. Warranty
protection is only offered for fryers installed in accordance with the procedures described in this manual. Mobile,
marine or concession conditions of this fryer should be avoided to ensure optimum performance.
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
Do not spray aerosols in the vicinity of this appliance while it is in operation.
DANGER
Keep all items out of drains. Closing actuators may cause damage or injury.
DANGER
The crumb tray in fryers equipped with a filter system must be emptied into a fireproof container at the end of frying
operations each day. Some food particles can spontaneously combust if left soaking in certain shortening material.
WARNING
Do not bang fry baskets or other utensils on the fryer’s joiner strip. The strip is present to seal the joint between the
fry vessels. Banging fry baskets on the strip to dislodge shortening will distort the strip, adversely affecting its fit. It
is designed for a tight fit and should only be removed for cleaning.
DANGER
This fryer has a power cord (three-phase) for each frypot. Prior to movement, testing, maintenance and any repair on
your Frymaster fryer; disconnect ALL electrical power cords from the electrical power supply.
DANGER
This appliance must be connected to a power supply having the same voltage and phase as specified on the rating
plate located on the inside of the appliance door.
WARNING
All wiring connections for this appliance must be made in accordance with the wiring diagram(s) furnished with the
appliance. Refer to the wiring diagram(s) in the rear of this manual when installing or servicing this equipment.
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WARNING
Use caution and wear appropriate safety equipment to avoid contact with hot oil or surfaces that may cause severe
burns or injury.
DANGER
This fryer must not be modified to serve as a water-bath unit. This is especially dangerous if adjoining frypots are
used for conventional frying. Water splashing or falling into hot oil causes dangerous eruptions in the oil. Personnel
near the fryer can be seriously injured.
DANGER
Do not operate this equipment unless all covers and access panels are in place and properly secured.
WARNING
If the electrical power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a Frymaster Factory Authorized Servicer or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
DANGER
Building codes prohibit a fryer with its open tank of hot oil being installed beside an open flame of any type,
including those of broilers and ranges.
DANGER
Hot oil can cause severe burns. Avoid contact. Under all circumstances, oil must be removed from the fryer before
attempting to move it to avoid spills, falls, and severe burns. Never attempt to transfer hot oil from one container to
another. Fryers may tip and cause personal injury if not secured in a stationary position.
WARNING
Always fill both sides of a split-pot vat when heating for any purpose, testing, cooking or boiling out the vat.
DANGER
This appliance is not intended for use by children under the age of 16 or persons with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision concerning use of
the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Do not allow children to play with this appliance.
DANGER
Never operate the appliance with an empty frypot. The frypot must be filled to the fill line with water or cooking oil
before energizing the elements. Failure to do so will result in irreparable damage to the elements and may cause a
fire.
NOTICE
If this equipment is wired directly into the electrical power supply, a means for disconnection from the supply having
a contact separation of at least 3-mm in all poles must be incorporated in the fixed wiring.
NOTICE
This equipment must be positioned so that the plug is accessible unless other means for disconnection from the
power supply (e.g., a circuit breaker) is provided.
NOTICE
If this appliance is permanently connected to fixed wiring, it must be connected by means of copper wires having a
temperature rating of not less than 167°F (75°C).
DANGER
NEVER set a complete block of solid shortening on top of heating elements. To do so will damage the elements and
increase the potential for flash-point shortening temperatures and subsequent fire.
WARNING
NEVER drain boil out or cleaning solution into a shortening disposal unit (SDU), a built-in filtration unit, a
portable filter unit, or an OQS (Oil Quality Sensor). These units are not intended for this purpose, and will
be damaged by the solution and void the warranty.
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FilterQuick™ FQE30 Series Electric Fryers
Installation and Operation Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: Introduction
1.1 General ..................................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.2 Safety Information ................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.3 Computer Information.............................................................................................................. 1-2
1.4 European Community (CE) Specific Information ................................................................... 1-2
1.5 Installation, Operating, and Service Personnel ........................................................................ 1-2
1.6 Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1-2
1.7 Shipping Damage Claim Procedure ......................................................................................... 1-3
1.8 Reading Model Numbers ......................................................................................................... 1-4
1.9 Service Information.................................................................................................................. 1-4
CHAPTER 2: Installation Instructions
2.1 General Installation Requirements ........................................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1 Clearance and Ventilation ............................................................................................ 2-2
2.1.2 Electrical Grounding Requirements ............................................................................. 2-2
2.1.3 Australian Requirements .............................................................................................. 2-3
2.2 Power Requirements ................................................................................................................ 2-3
2.3 Positioning the Fryer ................................................................................................................ 2-3
2.4 Installing the JIB Cradle .......................................................................................................... 2-4
CHAPTER 3: Operating Instructions
3.1 Equipment Setup and Start-Up Procedures .............................................................................. 3-2
3.2 Operation.................................................................................................................................. 3-2
3.3 Oil Attendant® Automatic Topoff ............................................................................................ 3-3
3.3.1 Install the Oil Reservoir ............................................................................................... 3-3
3.3.2 Routine Oil Changes .................................................................................................... 3-4
CHAPTER 4: Filtration Instructions
4.1 Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 4-1
4.2 Preparation for Use with Filter Paper or Filter Pad.................................................................. 4-1
4.3 FilterQuick™ with Fingertip Filtration ..................................................................................... 4-2
4.4 Troubleshooting FilterQuick™ with Fingertip Filtration.......................................................... 4-3
4.4.1 Incomplete Filtration ..................................................................................................... 4-3
4.5 Filter Busy ................................................................................................................................. 4-4
4.6 Draining and Disposing of Waste Oil ....................................................................................... 4-5
CHAPTER 5: Preventive Maintenance
5.1 Cleaning the Fryer .................................................................................................................... 5-1
5.2 Daily Checks and Service ........................................................................................................ 5-1
5.2.1 Inspect Fryer for Damage ............................................................................................. 5-1
5.2.2 Clean Fryer Cabinet Inside and Out .............................................................................. 5-1
5.2.3 Clean the FilterQuick™ Filtration System ..................................................................... 5-1
5.2.4 Clean Detachable Parts and Accessories....................................................................... 5-2
5.3 Weekly Checks and Service ..................................................................................................... 5-2
5.3.1 Drain, Clean Frypot and Heating Elements .................................................................. 5-2
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5.3.2 Boiling Out the Frypot .................................................................................................. 5-2
Monthly Checks and Service ................................................................................................... 5-3
5.4.1 Check FilterQuick™ Controller Setpoint Accuracy ...................................................... 5-3
5.5 Quarterly Checks and Service.................................................................................................. 5-4
5.5.1 Replace O-rings ............................................................................................................ 5-4
5.5.2 Pre-Filter Maintenance ................................................................................................. 5-4
5.6 Annual/Periodic System Inspection ......................................................................................... 5-4
5.6.1 Fryer .............................................................................................................................. 5-4
5.6.2 FilterQuick™ Filtration System ..................................................................................... 5-5
CHAPTER 6: Operator Troubleshooting
6.1 Introduction.............................................................................................................................. 6-1
6.2 Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................................... 6-2
6.2.1 Controller and Heating Problems ................................................................................. 6-2
6.2.2 Error Message and Display Problems ........................................................................... 6-2
6.2.3 Filtration Problems ....................................................................................................... 6-4
6.2.4 Basket Lift Problems .................................................................................................... 6-5
6.2.5 Auto Top Off Problems ................................................................................................ 6-5
6.2.6 Error Log Codes............................................................................................................ 6-6
6.2.7 High Limit Test............................................................................................................. 6-7
6.2.8 OQS (Oil Quality Sensor) ............................................................................................. 6-8
5.4
APPENDIX A: Bulk Oil Instructions
APPENDIX B: Solid Shortening JIB Preparation Instructions
APPENDIX C: Solid Shortening Melting Unit Use Instructions
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FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYER
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
NOTE: The Frymaster FilterQuick™ FQE30 fryer requires a start-up, demonstration and
training before normal restaurant operations can begin.
1.1
General
Read the instructions in this manual thoroughly before attempting to operate this equipment. This
manual covers all configurations of FilterQuick™ FQE30 electric models. The fryers in this model
family have most parts in common, and when discussed as a group, will be referred to as
FilterQuick™ FQE30 fryers.
The FilterQuick™ FQE30 fryers feature a low oil volume frypot, automatic oil top off and semiautomatic fingertip filtration unit. The Euro-Look design incorporates a rounded topcap and a large
round drain, which ensures that fries and other debris, will be washed into the filter pan. The
FilterQuick™ FQE30 fryers are controlled with a FilterQuick™ controller. Fryers in this series
come in full- or split-vat arrangements, and can be purchased in batteries of up to five fryers.
1.2
Safety Information
Before attempting to operate your unit, read the instructions in this manual thoroughly.
Throughout this manual, you will find notations enclosed in double-bordered boxes similar to the
one below.
DANGER
Hot oil causes severe burns. Never attempt to move a fryer containing hot oil or to
transfer hot oil from one container to another.
CAUTION boxes contain information about actions or conditions that may cause or result in a
malfunction of your system.
WARNING boxes contain information about actions or conditions that may cause or result in
damage to your system, and which may cause your system to malfunction.
DANGER boxes contain information about actions or conditions that may cause or result in
injury to personnel, and which may cause damage to your system and/or cause your system to
malfunction.
The FilterQuick™ FQE30 fryers incorporate a high-temperature detection feature which shuts off
power to the elements should the temperature controls fail.
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1.3
Controller Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. While this device is a verified Class A device, it has been
shown to meet the Class B limits. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of
the equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will
be required to correct the interference at their own expense.
The user is cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio and television technician for
additional suggestions.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission
helpful: "How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems". This booklet is available
from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
1.4
European Community (CE) Specific Information
The European Community (CE) has established certain specific standards regarding equipment of
this type. Whenever a difference exists between CE and non-CE standards, the information or
instructions concerned are identified by means of shadowed boxes similar to the one below.
CE Standard
Example of box used to distinguish CE and
Non-CE specific information.
1.5
Installation, Operating, and Service Personnel
Operating information for Frymaster equipment has been prepared for use by qualified and/or
authorized personnel only, as defined in Section 1.6. All installation and service on Frymaster
equipment must be performed by qualified, certified, licensed, and/or authorized installation
or service personnel, as defined in Section 1.6.
1.6
Definitions
QUALIFIED AND/OR AUTHORIZED OPERATING PERSONNEL
Qualified/authorized operating personnel are those who have carefully read the information in this
manual and have familiarized themselves with the equipment functions, or who have had previous
experience with the operation of the equipment covered in this manual.
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QUALIFIED INSTALLATION PERSONNEL
Qualified installation personnel are individuals, firms, corporations, and/or companies which, either
in person or through a representative, are engaged in and are responsible for the installation of
electrical appliances. Qualified personnel must be experienced in such work, be familiar with all
electrical precautions involved, and have complied with all requirements of applicable national and
local codes.
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL
Qualified service personnel are those who are familiar with Frymaster equipment and who have been
authorized by Frymaster, L.L.C. to perform service on the equipment. All authorized service
personnel are required to be equipped with a complete set of service and parts manuals, and to stock
a minimum amount of parts for Frymaster equipment. A list of Frymaster Factory Authorized
Servicers (FAS’s) is located on the Frymaster website at www.frymaster.com. Failure to use
qualified service personnel will void the Frymaster warranty on your equipment
1.7
Shipping Damage Claim Procedure
What to do if your equipment arrives damaged:
Please note that this equipment was carefully inspected and packed by skilled personnel before
leaving the factory. The freight company assumes full responsibility for safe delivery upon
acceptance of the equipment.
1. File Claim for Damages Immediately - regardless of extent of damage.
2. Inspect For and Record All Visible Loss or Damage, and ensure that this information is noted
on the freight bill or express receipt and is signed by the person making the delivery.
3. Concealed Loss or Damage- If damage is unnoticed until equipment is unpacked, notify the
freight company or carrier immediately upon discovery and file a concealed damage claim.
This must be submitted within 15 days of date of delivery. Be sure to retain container for
inspection.
Frymaster
DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR LOSS
INCURRED IN TRANSIT.
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1.8
Reading Model Numbers
1.9
Service Information
For non-routine maintenance or repairs, or for service information, contact your local Frymaster
Authorized Servicer (FAS). In order to assist you quickly, the Frymaster Authorized Servicer (FAS)
or Service Department representative requires certain information about your equipment. Most of
this information is printed on a data plate affixed to the inside of the fryer door. Part numbers are
found in the Service and Parts Manual. Parts orders may be placed directly with your local FAS or
distributor. A list of Frymaster Factory Authorized Servicers (FAS’s) is located on the Frymaster
website at www.frymaster.com. If you do not have access to this list, contact the Frymaster Service
Department at 1-800-551-8633 or 1-318-865-1711 or by email at service@frymaster.com.
The following information will be needed in order to assist you efficiently:
Model Number _________________________
Serial Number __________________________
Voltage _______________________________
Nature of the Problem____________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
RETAIN AND STORE THIS MANUAL IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE USE.
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FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYER
CHAPTER 2: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
2.1
General Installation Requirements
Proper installation is essential for the safe, efficient, trouble-free operation of this appliance.
Qualified, licensed, and/or authorized installation or service personnel, as defined in Section
1.6 of this manual, should perform all installation and service on Frymaster equipment.
Failure to use qualified, licensed, and/or authorized installation or service personnel (as
defined in Section 1.6 of this manual) to install or otherwise service this equipment will void
the Frymaster warranty and may result in damage to the equipment or injury to personnel.
Where conflicts exist between instructions and information in this manual and local or
national codes or regulations, installation and operation shall comply with the codes or
regulations in force in the country in which the equipment is installed.
Service may be obtained by contacting your local Frymaster Authorized Servicer.
NOTICE
All fryers shipped without factory supplied cords and plug assemblies must be
hardwired using flexible conduit to the terminal block located on the rear of the fryer.
These fryers should be wired to NEC specifications. Hardwired units must include
installation of restraint devices.
DANGER
Adequate means must be provided to limit the movement of this appliance without
depending on or transmitting stress to the electrical conduit. A restraint kit is
provided with the fryer. If the restraint kit is missing contact your local Frymaster
Authorized Servicer (FAS).
NOTICE
If this equipment is wired directly into the electrical power supply, a means for
disconnection from the supply having a contact separation of at least 3-mm in all
poles must be incorporated in the fixed wiring.
NOTICE
This equipment must be positioned so that the plug is accessible unless other
means for disconnection from the power supply (e.g., a circuit breaker) is provided.
NOTICE
If this appliance is permanently connected to fixed wiring, it must be connected by
means of copper wires having a temperature rating of not less than 167°F (75°C).
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NOTICE
If the electrical power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a Frymaster
Authorized Servicer or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
DANGER
This appliance must be connected to a power supply having the same voltage and
phase as specified on the rating plate located on the inside of the appliance door.
DANGER
All wiring connections for this appliance must be made in accordance with the
wiring diagram(s) furnished with the appliance. Refer to the wiring diagram(s)
affixed to the inside of the appliance door when installing or servicing this
equipment.
DANGER
Do not attach an apron drainboard to a single fryer. The fryer may become unstable,
tip over, and cause injury. The appliance area must be kept free and clear of
combustible material at all times.
DANGER
Building codes prohibit a fryer with its open tank of hot oil being installed beside an
open flame of any type, including those of broilers and ranges.
In the event of a power failure, the fryer(s) will automatically shut down. If this occurs, turn the
power switch OFF. Do not attempt to start the fryer(s) until power is restored.
2.1.1 Clearance and Ventilation
This appliance must be kept free and clear of combustible material, except that it may be installed on
combustible floors.
A clearance of 6 inches (15cm) must be provided at both sides and back adjacent to combustible
construction. A minimum of 24 inches (61cm) should be provided at the front of the equipment for
servicing and proper operation.
WARNING
Do not block the area around the base or under the fryers.
2.1.2 Electrical Grounding Requirements
All electrically operated appliances must be grounded in accordance with all applicable national and
local codes, and, where applicable, CE codes. All units (cord connected or permanently connected)
should be connected to a grounded power supply system. A wiring diagram is located on the inside
of the fryer door. Refer to the rating plate on the inside of the fryer door for proper voltages.
The equipotential grounding lug allows all the equipment in the same location to be
electrically connected to ensure there is no electrical potential difference between
the units, which could be hazardous.
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2.1.3 Australian Requirements
To be installed in accordance with AS 5601 and AS/NZS 3000:2007 local authorities, gas,
electricity, and any other relevant statutory regulations.
If casters are fitted, the installation must comply with AS5601 and AS1869 requirements.
2.2
Power Requirements
The optional three phase supply plug for 208v and 240v delta configuration fryers are rated at 60
amps, 250 VAC and is NEMA configuration 15-60P.
MODEL
kW
FQEL14
FQEL14
FQEL14
FQEL14
FQEL14
FQEL14
14
14
14
14
14
14
MODEL
kW
FQEL14
FQEL14
FQEL14
14
14
14
Three (3) Phase Requirements
WIRE
MINIMUM WIRE SIZE
VOLTAGE
SERVICE
AWG
(mm)
208
3
6
(4.11)
240
3
6
(4.11)
480
3
8
(2.59)
220/380
4
6
(4.11)
230/400
4
6
(4.11)
240/415
4
6
(4.11)
AMPS
(per leg)
39
34
17
22
21
20
Single (1) Phase Requirements
WIRE
MINIMUM WIRE SIZE
VOLTAGE
SERVICE
AWG
(mm)
208
2
3
(5.83)
220
2
3
(5.83)
240
2
4
(5.19)
AMPS
(per leg)
67
63
58
NOTICE
If this appliance is permanently connected to fixed wiring, it must be connected by
means of copper wires having a temperature rating of not less than 167°F (75°C).
DANGER
This appliance must be connected to a power supply having the same voltage and
phase as specified on the rating plate located on the inside of the appliance door.
DANGER
All wiring connections for this appliance must be made in accordance with the
wiring diagram(s) furnished with the appliance. Refer to the wiring diagram(s)
affixed to the inside of the appliance door when installing or servicing this
equipment.
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2.3
Positioning the Fryer
DANGER
No structural material on the fryer should be altered or removed to accommodate
placement of the fryer under a hood. Questions? Call the Frymaster Dean Service
Hotline at 1-800-551-8633.
1. Once the fryer has been positioned at the frying station, use a carpenter’s level placed across the
top of the frypot to verify that the unit is level, both side-to-side and front-to-back.
To level fryers, adjust the casters being careful to ensure the fryer(s) are at the proper height in
the frying station.
When the fryer is leveled in its final position, install the restraints provided by the KES to limit
its movement so that it does not depend on or transmit stress to the electrical conduit or
connection. Install the restraints in accordance with the provided instructions. If the restraints are
disconnected for service or other reasons, they must be reconnected before the fryer is used.
DANGER
Adequate means must be provided to limit the movement of this appliance without
depending on or transmitting stress to the electrical conduit. A restraint kit is
provided with the fryer. If the restraint kit is missing contact your local KES.
DANGER
Hot oil can cause severe burns. Avoid contact. Under all circumstances, oil must be
removed from the fryer before attempting to move it to avoid oil spills, falls and
severe burns. This fryer may tip and cause personal injury if not secured in a
stationary position.
2. Close fryer drain-valve(s).
3. Clean and fill frypot(s) to the bottom oil level line with cooking oil. (See Equipment Setup and
Shutdown Procedures in Chapter 3.)
2.4
Installing the JIB Cradle
Open the fryer door (typically the far right door)
and remove the cross brace used for shipping
support by removing the four screws (see Figure
1). Install the JIB cradle shipped in the
accessories pack with the screws that were
removed in the cross brace removal step (see
Figure 2). If using the solid shortening option see
Appendix A in the rear of this manual for
installation instructions. Install the optional JIB
splash shield to protect the bottom of the JIB (see
Figure 3).
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Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYER
CHAPTER 3: OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TYPICAL CONFIGURATION (FILTERQUICK™ FQE ELECTRIC 330 SHOWN)
NOTE: The appearance of your fryer may differ slightly from that
shown depending upon configuration and date of manufacture.
3–1
3.1 Equipment Setup and Shutdown Procedures
Setup
DANGER
Never operate the appliance with an empty frypot. The frypot must be filled to the fill line
with water or oil before energizing the elements. Failure to do so will result in irreparable
damage to the elements and may cause a fire.
DANGER
Remove all drops of water from the frypot before filling with oil. Failure to do so will cause
spattering of hot liquid when the oil is heated to cooking temperature.
WARNING
The FilterQuick™ is not intended to use solid shortening without a solid shortening kit
installed. Use only liquid shortening with this fryer if a solid shortening kit is not installed.
The use of solid shortening without a solid shortening kit will clog the oil lines. The oil
capacity of the FilterQuick™ fryer is 31 lbs. (3.7 gallons/14 liters) for a full-vat and 15.5 lbs.
(2.5 gallons/7 liters) for a dual-vat at 70°F (21°C).
WARNING
Always fill both sides of a split-pot vat when heating for any purpose, testing, cooking or
boiling out the vat.
1. Fill the frypot with cooking oil to the bottom OIL LEVEL line located on the rear of the frypot. This will
allow for oil expansion as heat is applied. Do not fill cold oil any higher than the bottom line; overflow
may occur as heat expands the oil. For bulk oil systems see Section 1.9.8 on page 1-16 in the
FilterQuick™ Controller Manual 8197206 for instructions to fill the vat from bulk.
2. Ensure that the power cord(s) is/are plugged and locked (if applicable) into the appropriate receptacle(s).
Verify that the face of the plug is flush with the outlet plate, with no portion of the prongs visible.
3. Ensure that the power is switched on. Some models are equipped with a master switch located behind the
fryer door cabinet on the front panel of the component box, next to the fuse.
4. Ensure that the controller is switched ON. When the controller is switched on, the fryer will begin
heating and will display MLT-CYCL alternating with the fryer temperature until the fryer reaches 180°F
(82°C). The fryer temperature is displayed until within 2°F of setpoint. Once the fryer reaches setpoint,
the controller display changes Ready and the fryer is ready for use. To exit the melt cycle, press the
EXIT COOL button. Answer YES to EXIT MELT?
5. Ensure that the oil level is at the top OIL LEVEL line when the oil is at its cooking temperature.
6. The maximum batch load for French Fries in oil or fat shall be no more than 1½ pounds or 0.7 kilograms.
Shutdown
1. Filter the oil and clean the fryers (See Chapters 5 and 6).
2. Turn the fryer off.
3. Place the frypot covers on the frypots.
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3.2 Operation
This fryer is equipped with FilterQuick™ controllers (illustrated below). Refer to the FilterQuick™ Controller
Operation Manual 8197206 for programming and operating procedures.
FILTERQUICK CONTROLLER
Refer to Chapter 5 of this manual for operating instructions for the built-in filtration system.
3.3 Oil Attendant® Automatic Top-Off
When the Oil Attendant® top-off oil
system is in place on the fryer, oil is
continually topped off in the frypots from
a reservoir in the cabinet. The reservoir
holds a 35 pound box of oil. In a typical
operation this will last approximately two
days before changing.
Components of the system are annotated
at the right (see Figure 1).
NOTE: The top off system is intended
to top off the frypots, not fill them. The
frypots will require manual filling upon
startup and after disposal.
JIB (Jug In Box) Low
Reset Switch: Resets
the ATO system after
oil change.
Special Cap: Has plumbing
attached to draw oil from the
reservoir to the fryer vats.
Jug In Box (JIB):
The JIB is the
reservoir for the oil.
Figure 1
3.3.1 Install the Oil Reservoir
Remove the original lid from the oil container and foil liner. Replace with the provided cap, which has
connected suction hardware. Ensure the feeder tube from the cap reaches to the bottom of the oil
container.
Place the oil container inside the cabinet and slide it into place (as shown on the following page).
Avoid catching the suction hardware on the cabinet interior as the container is placed in the fryer.
The system is now ready for operation. As the fryer heats to preprogrammed temperatures, the system
will energize and then slowly add oil to the frypot as needed, until the oil reaches an optimal level.
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3.3.2 Routine Oil Changes
When the oil reservoir level is low, the controller displays TOPOFF OIL EMPTY in the left
display and CONFIRM in the right display. Press  (CONFIRM). Some procedures may differ from
photos shown. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for changing the JIB. If using solid shortening see
Appendix C in the rear of this manual for instructions.
1. Open the cabinet and slide the JIB from 2. Remove the cap and pour any remaining oil in the
the cabinet (see Figure 2).
container into all fry vats equally (see Figure 3).
Figure 3
Figure 2
3. With the jug upright remove the cap 4. Put the tube in the new full container (see Figure 5).
and foil seal (see Figure 4).
Figure 5
Figure 4
WARNING:
Do not add HOT or
USED oil to a JIB.
5. Slide the JIB onto the shelf inside the fryer cabinet (as
seen in Figure 2).
7.
Press and hold the orange JIB reset switch five (5)
seconds to reset the top off system (see Figure 6).
Figure 6
3.3.3
Bulk Oil Systems
Instructions for installing and using bulk oil systems are found in Appendix A
located at the rear of this manual.
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FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYERS
CHAPTER 4: FILTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
4.1
Introduction
The FilterQuick™ with fingertip filtration system allows the oil in one frypot to be safely and
efficiently filtered while the other frypots in a battery remain in operation.
Section 4.2 covers preparation of the filter system for use. Operation of the system is covered in
Section 4.3.
WARNING
The on-site supervisor is responsible for ensuring that operators are made aware of
the inherent hazards of operating a hot oil filtering system, particularly the aspects
of oil filtration, draining and cleaning procedures.
WARNING
The filter pad or paper MUST be replaced daily or when the sediment level exceeds
the height of the hold down ring.
4.2
Preparing the FilterQuick™ with Fingertip Filtration System for Use with Filter
Paper or Filter Pad
The FilterQuick™ with fingertip filtration system allows the oil in one frypot to be safely and
efficiently filtered while the other frypots in a battery remain in operation. The FilterQuick™
filtration system uses a filter paper configuration which includes a crumb tray, large hold-down ring,
and metal filter screen.
1. Pull the filter pan out from the cabinet and
remove the crumb tray, hold-down ring, filter
paper and filter screen (see Figure1). Clean
all components with a solution of detergent
and hot water then dry thoroughly.
The pan cover must not be removed except
for cleaning, interior access, or to allow a
shortening disposal unit (SDU) built before
January 2004 to be positioned under the
drain. Disposal instructions are in the
controller manual 8197206.
Figure 1
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2. Inspect the filter pan connection fitting to ensure that
both O-rings are in good condition (see Figure 2).
3. Then in reverse order, place the metal filter screen in
the center of the bottom of the pan, then lay a sheet of
filter paper on top of the screen, overlapping on all
sides (see Figure1). If using a filter pad, ensure the
rough side of the pad is up and lay the pad over the
screen, making sure that the pad is in between the
embossed ridges of the filter pan.
4. Position the hold-down ring over the filter paper and
lower the ring into the pan, allowing the paper to rest
on the sides of the filter pan (see Figure 3).
Inspect the filter
connection fitting
O-rings.
Figure 2
Figure 3
5. When the hold-down ring is in position, if using filter
paper, sprinkle one packet of filter powder evenly
over the paper. (See Figure 4)
6. Replace the crumb tray in the filter pan, then push the
filter pan back into the fryer, positioning it under the
drain.
Figure 4
DO NOT USE FILTER POWDER WITH THE PAD!
7. Push the filter pan back into the fryer, positioning it under the fryer. Ensure “A” is displayed on
the MIB board. The filtration system is now ready for use.
DANGER
Do not drain more than one frypot at a time into the built-in filtration unit to avoid
overflow and spillage of hot oil that may cause severe burns, slipping and falling.
DANGER
The crumb tray in fryers equipped with a filter system must be emptied into a
fireproof container at the end of frying operations each day. Some food particles can
spontaneously combust if left soaking in certain shortening material.
WARNING
Do not bang fry baskets or other utensils on the fryer’s joiner strip. The strip is
present to seal the joint between the fry vessels. Banging fry baskets on the strip to
dislodge shortening will distort the strip, adversely affecting its fit. It is designed for
a tight fit and should only be removed for cleaning.
4.3 FilterQuick™ with Fingertip Filtration
The FilterQuick™ controller has a feature that will prompt the operator to begin the semi-automatic
filtration process, after a number of preset cook cycles.
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A FilterQuick™ controller controls the semi-automatic filtration system on the FilterQuick™ fryer.
After a preset number of cook cycles the controller displays Filter now? alternating with
YES NO. If NO is selected or a cook cycle is started, the controller will resume normal operation
for a set amount of cooks and the prompt for a filter again. The FILTER NOW? prompt is displayed
once the cooks til filter or filter prompt count is satisfied. Refer to the FilterQuick™ controller
manual for filter steps. All messages need to be confirmed or cleared on all controllers prior to
starting any filtration process.
4.4
Troubleshooting the FilterQuick™ with Fingertip Filtration
4.4.1 Incomplete Filtration
Should the filter procedure fail after the filter paper or pad was changed an error message is
generated.
The controller displays IS VAT FULL? alternating with yes no.
The MIB board displays three horizontal lines.
1. If the vat is full press the  (YES) button to continue. The controller
returns to idle cook mode or OFF.
If the pot is not filled completely continue to next step.
2. Press  (NO) if pot is not filled completely.
The controller displays FILLING while the pump runs again. When the pump stops, the controller
displays IS VAT FULL? alternating with yes no again. If the vat is full go to step 1. If the
vat is not completely filled continue.
3. Press  (NO) if pot is not filled completely.
The controller displays FILLING while the pump runs again. When the pump stops, the controller
displays IS VAT FULL? alternating with yes no again. If the vat is full go to step 1. If the
vat is not completely filled continue.
4. Press  (NO) if pot is not filled completely. If this is the sixth
consecutive sequence of incomplete filtration skip to step 8.
The controller displays CHANGE FILTER PAPER? alternating with YES NO and an
alarm.
5. Press  (YES) to continue.
Pressing  (NO) allows the fryer to return to cook mode in most cases for
four minutes or 15 minutes if the paper is expired*, ending with the
CHANGE FILTER PAPER? alternating with YES NO display.
This repeats until YES is chosen.
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The controller displays REMOVE PAN.
*NOTE: If the filter paper change time has expired, normally every 25
hours, the CHANGE FILTER PAPER? message repeats every 15
minutes instead of every four minutes.
6. Remove the pan. The controller display changes to CHANGE PAPER. Change the filter
paper and ensure the filter pan has been pulled forward, out of the cabinet for at least 30 seconds.
Once the pan has been out for 30 seconds the controller displays OFF. Ensure the pan is dry
and assembled correctly. Push the filter pan back into the fryer. Ensure “A” is displayed on the
MIB board.
7. Switch the controller on. The controller displays the fryer temperature until the fryer reaches
setpoint.
8. If a filtration error occurs six consecutive times, the return valve closes and the controller
displays SERVICE REQUIRED alternating with YES and an alarm.
9. Press  (YES) to silence alarm and continue.
The controller displays SYSTEM ERROR and the error message for 15
seconds changing to SYSTEM ERROR FIXED alternating with YES
NO.
10. Press  (NO) to continue cooking. Call your FAS to repair and reset
the fryer. The error will be re-displayed every 15 minutes until the issue
is repaired. Semi-automatic filtration and auto top off is disabled until
the fryer is reset.
4.5 Filter Busy
When FILTER BUSY is displayed on the controller, the system is waiting on another vat to be
filtered or waiting on another issue to clear. Wait 15 minutes to see if problem is corrected. If not,
call your local FAS.
DANGER
Do not drain more than one frypot at a time into the built-in filtration unit to avoid
overflow and spillage of hot oil that may cause severe burns, slipping and falling.
WARNING
The filter pump is equipped with a manual reset switch in case the filter motor
overheats or an electrical fault occurs. If this switch trips, turn off power to the filter
system and allow the pump motor to cool 20 minutes before attempting to reset the
switch (see photo on the next page).
WARNING
Use caution and wear appropriate safety equipment when resetting the filter pump
reset switch. Resetting the switch must be accomplished with care to avoid the
possibility of a serious burn from careless maneuvering around the drain tube and
frypot.
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Filter Pump Reset Switch
4.6 Draining and Refilling Vats, and Disposing of Oil
When cooking oil requires changing, drain the oil into an appropriate container for transport to the
disposal container. (For safe, convenient draining and disposal of used oil, Frymaster recommends
the use of the Frymaster Shortening Disposal Unit (SDU) for JIB systems. The SDU is available
through your local distributor.) Do not drain boil-out solution into an SDU. NOTE: If using
an SDU built before January 2004 the filter pan cover must be removed to allow the unit to be
positioned beneath the drain. To remove the cover, lift up on the front edge slightly and slip the oil
guard up and pull it straight out of the cabinet. Refer to the documentation furnished with your
disposal unit for specific operating instructions. If a shortening disposal unit is not available, allow
the oil to cool to 100°F (38°C), then drain the oil into a METAL container with a capacity of FOUR
(4) gallons (15 liters) or larger to prevent oil from spilling. If using a bulk oil system, follow the
disposal and refilling instructions for bulk oil in the FilterQuick Controller Manual 8197206.
DANGER
When draining oil into an appropriate METAL container, make sure the container will
hold at least FOUR gallons (15 liters) or more, otherwise hot liquid could overflow
and cause injury.
DANGER
Allow oil to cool to 100°F (38°C) before draining into an appropriate METAL
container for disposal.
DANGER
When draining oil into a disposal unit, do not fill above the maximum fill line located
on the container.
DANGER
Draining and filtering of cooking oil must be accomplished with care to avoid the
possibility of a serious burn caused by careless handling. The oil to be filtered is at
or near 350°F (177°C). Wear all appropriate safety equipment when draining and
filtering oil.
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WARNING
NEVER drain boil-out solution into an SDU. Boil-out solution can cause damage to
an SDU.
1. Turn the controller power switch to the OFF position.
2. Remove the filter pan and position the SDU or METAL container with a sealable cover with a
capacity of FOUR gallons (15 liters) or larger under the fryer drainpipe to drain the oil. The
METAL container must be able to withstand the heat of the oil and hold hot liquids.
3. Follow the instructions for disposing of oil in the FilterQuick™ controller manual for disposal or
draining steps. If the drain valve becomes clogged with food particles, use the Fryer’s Friend
(poker-like tool) to clear the blockage.
DANGER
DO NOT hammer on the drain valve with the cleanout rod or other objects. Damage
to the ball inside will result in leaks and will void the Frymaster warranty.
4. After draining the oil, clean all food particles and residual oil from the frypot. BE CAREFUL,
this material may still cause severe burns if it comes in contact with bare skin.
5. Once the drain valve is closed, fill the frypot with clean, filtered or fresh cooking oil to the
bottom OIL-LEVEL line.
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FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYER
CHAPTER 5: PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
5.1
Cleaning the Fryer
DANGER
The crumb tray in fryers equipped with a filter system must be emptied into a
fireproof container at the end of frying operations each day. Some food particles
can spontaneously combust if left soaking in certain shortening material.
DANGER
Never attempt to clean the fryer during the frying process or when the frypot is filled
with hot oil. If water comes in contact with oil heated to frying temperature, it will
cause spattering of the oil, which can result in severe burns to nearby personnel.
WARNING
Use a commercial-grade cleaner formulated to effectively clean and sanitize
food-contact surfaces. Read the directions for use and precautionary statements
before use. Particular attention must be paid to the concentration of cleaner and the
length of time the cleaner remains on the food-contact surfaces.
5.2
DAILY CHECKS AND SERVICE
5.2.1 Inspect Fryer and Accessories for Damage- Daily
Look for loose or frayed wires and cords, leaks, foreign material in frypot or inside cabinet, and any
other indications that the fryer and accessories are not ready and safe for operation.
5.2.2
Clean Inside and Outside of the Fryer Cabinet – Daily
Clean inside the fryer cabinet with a dry, clean cloth. Wipe all accessible metal surfaces and
components to remove accumulated oil and dust.
Clean outside the fryer cabinet with a clean, damp cloth soaked with detergent. Wipe with a clean,
damp cloth.
5.2.3
Clean the FilterQuick™ Filtration System Daily
WARNING
Never operate the filter system without oil in the system.
WARNING
Never use the filter pan to transport old oil to the disposal area.
WARNING
Never drain water into the filter pan. Water will damage the filter pump.
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There are no periodic preventive maintenance checks and services required for your FilterQuick™
Filtration System other than daily cleaning of the filter pan and associated components with a
solution of hot water and detergent.
If you notice that the system is pumping slowly or not at all, verify that the filter pan screen is on the
bottom of the filter pan, with the paper on top of the screen. Verify that the two O-ring(s) on the
fitting at the right front of the filter pan are present and in good condition.
5.2.4 Clean Filter Pan, Detachable Parts and Accessories
Carbonized oil will accumulate on the filter pan and detachable parts and accessories such as
baskets, sediment trays, or fish plates.
Wipe the filter pan and all detachable parts and accessories with a clean cloth dampened with a
detergent solution (or the parts can be run through a dishwasher). Rinse and thoroughly dry each
part. DO NOT use steel wool or abrasive pads to clean these parts. The scratches that result from
such scrubbing make subsequent cleanings more difficult.
5.3
WEEKLY CHECKS AND SERVICE
5.3.1 Drain, Clean Frypot and Heating Elements
DANGER
Never operate the appliance with an empty frypot. The frypot must be filled to the fill
line with water or oil before energizing the elements. Failure to do so will result in
irreparable damage to the elements and may cause a fire.
After the fryer has been in use for a period of time, a hard film of caramelized oil will form on the
inside of the frypot. This deposit must be periodically removed to maintain your fryer’s efficiency.
See the Clean and Filter procedure instructions in the FilterQuick™ controller manual to clean the
frypot.
5.3.2 Cleaning the Frypot using a Hot Clean (Boil Out) or Cold Clean (Cold Soak)
During normal usage of your fryer, a deposit of carbonized oil will gradually form on the inside of
the frypot. This film should be periodically removed by following the Hot Clean (Boil-Out) or Cold
Clean (Cold Soak) procedure. Use the instructions in the FilterQuick™ controller manual to clean the
frypot.
WARNING
To prevent injury, ensure adjacent vats that contain oil are OFF and covered prior to
performing a Hot Clean (Boil Out) or Cold Clean (Cold Soak).
To clean all frypots simultaneously, dispose of all the oil using the instructions in the FilterQuick™
controller manual. Once the oil is disposed follow the procedures below:
1. Program a product button for 195°F and follow the instructions on the detergent container.
2. When the solution is finished simmering, turn off controller.
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3. Remove the filter pan and position a METAL container with a sealable cover with a capacity
of FOUR gallons (15 liters) or larger under the fryer drainpipe to drain the boil out solution.
The METAL container must be able to withstand the heat of the hot liquids.
4. Drain out the solution using the drain to pan instructions in the FilterQuick™ controller
manual and clean the frypot(s) thoroughly.
WARNING
Never leave the fryer unattended during this process. If the solution overflows,
press the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position immediately.
WARNING
NEVER drain cleaning solution into a shortening disposal unit (SDU), a built-in
filtration unit, a portable filter unit or an OQS (Oil Quality Sensor). These units are
not intended for this purpose, and will be damaged by the solution and void the
warranty.
DANGER
When draining cleaning solution into an appropriate METAL container, make sure
the container will hold at least FOUR gallons (15 liters) or more, otherwise hot/cold
liquid could overflow and cause injury.
5. Refill the frypot(s) with clean water. Rinse the frypot(s) twice, drain and dry with a clean
towel. Thoroughly remove all water from the frypot and elements before refilling the frypot
with oil to the bottom OIL-LEVEL line.
DANGER
Ensure that the frypot is completely free of water before filling with oil. When the oil
is heated to cooking temperature, water in the frypot will cause splattering.
5.4
MONTHLY CHECKS AND SERVICE
5.4.1 Check FilterQuick™ Controller Set Point Accuracy
1. Insert a good-grade thermometer or pyrometer probe into the oil, with the end touching the fryer
temperature-sensing probe.
2. When the controller displays READY (indicating that the frypot contents are within the cooking
range), press the temperature button once to display the temperature of the oil as sensed by the
temperature probe and the setpoint. The setpoint is denoted by the temperature with the degree
symbol.
3. Note the temperature on the thermometer or pyrometer. Actual temperature and pyrometer
readings should be within ± 5ºF (3ºC) of each other. If not, contact a Factory Authorized
Servicer for assistance.
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5.5
QUARTERLY CHECKS AND SERVICE
5.5.1 Replace the O-rings
Refer to page 4-2 for inspection of O-rings.
5.5.2 PRE-FILTER MAINTENANCE (OQS units only)
The pre-filter requires regular maintenance. Every 90 days, or more
frequently if the flow of oil slows, remove the cap and clean the attached
screen.
1. Wearing protective gloves use the supplied wrench to remove the cap
from the pre-filter (Figure 1).
2. Use a small brush to clear debris from the attached screen (Figure 2).
3. Clean under a water tap and thoroughly dry.
4. Return the cap to the pre-filter housing and tighten.
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
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5.6
Figure 1
Figure 2
WARNING
DO NOT remove the pre-filter cap when a filter cycle is under way.
DO NOT operate the filter system with the cap removed.
Wear protective gloves when handling the cap. The metal and the exposed oil are hot.
ANNUAL/PERIODIC SYSTEM INSPECTION
This appliance should be inspected and adjusted periodically by qualified service personnel as
part of a regular kitchen maintenance program.
Frymaster recommends that this appliance be inspected at least annually by a Factory
Authorized Servicer as follows:
5.6.1 Fryer

Inspect the cabinet inside and out, front and rear for excess oil.

Verify that the heating element wires are in good condition and that leads have no visible fraying
or insulation damage and that they are free of oil.

Verify that heating elements are in good condition with no carbon/caramelized oil build-up.
Inspect the elements for signs of extensive dry-firing.

Verify that the tilt mechanism is working properly when lifting and lowering elements, and that
the element wires are not binding and/or chafing.

Verify the heating-element amp-draw is within the allowed range as indicated on the appliance’s
rating plate.
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
Verify that the temperature and high-limit probes are properly connected, tightened and
functioning properly, and that mounting hardware and probe guards are present and properly
installed.

Verify that component box and contactor box components (i.e. controller/controller, relays,
interface boards, transformers, contactors, etc.) are in good condition and free from oil and other
debris.

Verify that component box and contactor box wiring connections are tight and that wiring is in
good condition.

Verify that all safety features (i.e. contactor shields, drain safety switches, reset switches, etc.)
are present and functioning properly.

Verify that the frypot is in good condition and free of leaks and that the frypot insulation is in
serviceable condition.

Verify that all wiring harnesses and connections are tight and in good condition.
5.6.2 FilterQuick™ Filtration System

Inspect all oil-return and drain lines for leaks and verify that all connections are tight.

Inspect the filter pan for leaks and cleanliness. If there is a large accumulation of crumbs in the
crumb basket, advise the owner/operator that the crumb basket should be emptied into a fireproof
container and cleaned daily.

Verify that all O-rings and seals (including those on the quick-disconnect fittings) are present
and in good condition. Replace O-rings and seals if worn or damaged.

Check filtration system integrity as follows:
 Verify that filter pan cover is present and properly installed.
 With the filter pan empty, place each vat into fill vat from pan selection (see page 1-15 of the
FilterQuick manual), one at a time. Verify proper functioning of each oil return valve by
activating the filter pump using the fill vat from pan selection. Verify that the pump activates and
that bubbles appear in the cooking oil of the associated frypot only.
 Verify that the filter pan is properly prepared for filtering, then drain a frypot of oil heated to a
setpoint above 300°F (149°C) (into the filter pan by using the drain to pan selection (see the
FilterQuick™ Controller Manual). Now using the fill vat from pan drain pan selection (see the
FilterQuick™ Controller Manual), allow all oil to return to the frypot (indicated by bubbles in
the cooking oil). Press the up arrow button when all oil is returned. The frypot should have
refilled in approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
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FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYER
CHAPTER 6: OPERATOR TROUBLESHOOTING
6.1
Introduction
This section provides an easy reference guide to some of the common problems that may occur
during the operation of this equipment. The troubleshooting guides that follow are intended to help
correct, or at least accurately diagnose, problems with this equipment. Although the chapter covers
the most common problems reported, you may encounter problems that are not covered. In such
instances, the Frymaster Technical Services staff will make every effort to help you identify and
resolve the problem.
When troubleshooting a problem, always use a process of elimination starting with the simplest
solution and working through to the most complex. Never overlook the obvious – anyone can forget
to plug in a cord or fail to close a valve completely. Most importantly, always try to establish a clear
idea of why a problem has occurred. Part of any corrective action involves taking steps to ensure
that it doesn’t happen again. If a controller malfunctions because of a poor connection, check all
other connections, too. If a fuse continues to blow, find out why. Always keep in mind that failure
of a small component may often be indicative of potential failure or incorrect functioning of a more
important component or system.
Before calling a service agent or the Frymaster HOTLINE (1-800-24-FRYER):

Verify that electrical cords are plugged in and that circuit breakers are on.

Verify that frypot drain valves are fully closed.

Have your fryer’s model and serial numbers ready to give to the technician assisting
you.
DANGER
Hot oil will cause severe burns. Never attempt to move this appliance when filled
with hot oil or to transfer hot oil from one container to another.
DANGER
This equipment should be unplugged when servicing, except when electrical circuit
tests are required. Use extreme care when performing such tests.
This appliance may have more than one electrical power supply connection point.
Disconnect all power cords before servicing.
Inspection, testing, and repair of electrical components should be performed by an
authorized service agent only.
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6.2
Troubleshooting
6.2.1 Controller and Heating Problems
Problem
Probable Causes
A. Controller not turned on.
No Display on
Controller.
B. No power to the fryer.
Corrective Action
A. Press the ON/OFF switch to turn
the controller on.
B. Verify controller power cord is
plugged in and that circuit breaker
is not tripped.
C. Failed controller or other component. C. Call your FAS for assistance.
Controller
displays IS VAT A. Normal after filtering.
B. Oil may be in the filter pan.
FULL? YES
NO after filtration.
Controller displays
CHANGE FILTER
PAPER?
Fryer does not heat.
Fryer repeatedly
cycles on and off when
first started.
Fryer heats until highlimit trips with heat
indicator ON.
Fryer heats until highlimit trips without
heat indicator ON.
A. Press  (YES) if the vat is full,
otherwise press  (NO).
B. Follow controller prompts to clear
message. If problem persists, call
your FAS for assistance.
Daily filter paper change prompt has Press  (YES), follow prompts and
occurred.
change the filter paper.
A. Verify that main power cord(s) are
fully seated in its receptacle, locked
A. Main power cord not plugged in.
into place and that circuit breaker is
not tripped
B. Controller has failed.
B. Call your FAS for assistance.
C. One or more other components have C. Call your FAS for assistance.
failed.
This is normal operation. This will
Fryer is in melt cycle.
continue until the fryer temperature
reaches 180ºF (82ºC).
Temperature probe or controller has
failed.
Call your FAS for assistance.
Contactor or controller has failed
Call your FAS for assistance.
6.2.2 Error Messages and Display Problems
Problem
Controller displays
low temp.
Probable Causes
Corrective Action
This display is normal for a short while
Frypot temperature has dropped more if a large batch of frozen product is
than 30°F (17°C) lower than setpoint in added to the frypot or if the fryer is not
idle mode or 45°F (25°C) in cook mode. heating properly. If the issue persists
call your FAS for assistance.
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Problem
Controller display is in
wrong temperature
scale (Fahrenheit or
Celsius).
Controller displays Hi
temp.
Controller display
shows hot-hi-1.
Controller displays
High limit
failure
disconnect
power.
Controller display
shows TEMP
PROBE FAILURE.
Controller display
shows HEATING
FAILURE.
Heating indicator is
on, but fryer is not
heating.
Controller displays
RECOVERY
FAULT/ YES and
alarm sounds.
Controller locks up.
Controller displays
SERVICE
REQUIRED followed
by an error message.
Probable Causes
Corrective Action
Fryers using the FilterQuick controller
can toggle between F° to C° by pressing
the  button until Product setup is
displayed. Press  to scroll to Tech
Incorrect display option programmed. Mode and press . Enter 1658. Press the
scan button. The controller displays
OFF. Turn the controller on to check
temperature. If the desired scale is not
displayed, repeat.
Press the power button to turn off fryer
Frypot temperature is more than 40 ºF and let cool before returning power to
(4ºC).
fryer. If issue continues call your FAS
for assistance.
Frypot temperature is more than 410ºF Shut the fryer down immediately and
(210ºC) or, in CE countries, 395ºF
call your FAS for assistance.
(202ºC).
Shut the fryer down immediately and
call your FAS for assistance.
Failed high limit
Problem with the temperature
measuring circuitry including the probe Shut the fryer down and call your FAS
or damaged controller wiring harness or for assistance.
connector.
Failed controller, failed interface board,
Call your FAS for assistance.
open high-limit thermostat.
Verify that the main power cord is fully
seated in its receptacle, locked into place
Three phase power cord unplugged or
and that circuit breaker is not tripped If
circuit breaker is tripped.
the problem continues call your FAS for
assistance.
Clear error and silence the alarm by
pressing the  (YES) button.. Maximum
Recovery time exceeded maximum time
recovery time for electric is 1:40. If this
limit.
error continues call your FAS for
assistance.
Controller error.
Call your FAS for assistance.
Press the  (YES) button if the issue is
fixed or press the  (NO) button to
An error has occurred which requires a
continue cooking and call your FAS for
service technician.
assistance. In some cases, cooking may
not be available..
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6.2.3 Filtration Problems
Problem
Fryer filters after
each cook cycle.
Probable Causes
Filter prompt setting incorrect.
A.
Filter menu
functions won’t start
or controller
displays WAIT
FOR Filter or
FILTER BUSY.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Temperature too low or
controller displays OFF.
Another function is still in
process.
MIB has not cleared
checking system.
Messages or errors on other
controllers.
Filter pan not fully engaged.
Corrective Action
Change the filter prompt setting.
A. Ensure fryer is at setpoint before starting;
ensure the controller is ON.
B. Wait until the previous function ends to
start another filtration cycle.
C. Wait one minute and try again.
D. Clear messages and errors on other
controllers.
E. Ensure the filter pan is in position and
fully inserted into the fryer and “A” is
displayed on the MIB board.
Wait until the previous function ends to start
Controller displays
Another
function
is
in
process
or
another
filtration cycle or select “YES” to
FLT DYLD or
the filter has been bypassed.
“FILTER NOW?” if present on another
POL dlyd.
controller.
Filter pump won’t
start or pump stops
during filtering.
A. Verify that the power cord is fully plugged
in and the circuit breaker is not tripped.
A. Power cord is not plugged in
B. If the motor is too hot to touch for more
or circuit breaker is tripped.
than a few seconds, the thermal overload
B. Pump motor has overheated
switch has probably tripped. Allow the
causing the thermal overload
motor to cool at least 45 minutes then
switch to trip.
press the Pump Reset Switch (see page 4C. Blockage in filter pump.
3).
C. Call your FAS for assistance.
A. Remove the oil from the filter pan and
replace the filter paper, ensuring that the filter
screen is in place under the paper.
Verify that O-rings are present and in good
condition on filter pan connection fitting.
Filter Pump runs, but
oil return is very slow.
A. Improperly installed or prepared
filter pan components or cold oil.
Controller displays
OIL IN DRAIN
PAN / CONFIRM
Press  (CONFIRM) and follow directions for
Drain valve open or possibility FILL VAT FROM DRAIN PAN.
that oil is in drain pan.
Drain valve or
return valve stays
open.
Controller displays
INSERT pan.
Semi-automatic
A. AIF board has failed.
B. Actuator has failed.
Call your FAS for assistance.
A. Filter pan is not fully set into
fryer.
B. Missing filter pan magnet.
C. Defective filter pan switch.
A. Pull filter pan out and fully reinsert into
fryer.
B. Ensure the filter pan magnet is in place and
replace if missing.
C. If the filter pan magnet is fully against the
switch and controller continues to display
INSERT pan, switch is possibly
defective.
A. Oil level too low.
A. Ensure oil level is above the top oil level
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Problem
filtration won’t
start.
Controller display
shows filter
busy.
Probable Causes
Corrective Action
B. Check that MIB board is not
in manual mode.
C. Check to see that the MIB
cover is not damaged and
depressing the buttons.
D. Filter relay has failed.
sensor.
B. Ensure MIB board is in “A” automatic
mode. Power cycle the fryer.
C. Remove and replace cover and see if
filtration will start.
D. Call your FAS for assistance.
Wait until the previous filtration cycle ends to
Another filtration cycle or filter
start another filtration cycle. Change filter
paper change is still in process.
paper if prompted.
6.2.4 Basket Lift Problems
Problem
Probable Causes
Basket lift movement is
jerky and/or noisy.
Basket lift rods need lubrication.
Corrective Action
Apply a light coating of Lubriplate™ or similar
lightweight white grease to the rod and bushings.
6.2.5 Auto Top-Off Problems
Problem
Probable Causes
A.
B.
C.
Frypots won’t top off. D.
E.
F.
Corrective Action
A. Clean crumbs from opening
surrounding sensor.
B. Fryer temperature must be at
setpoint.
C. Ensure that the oil in the JIB is
above 70°F (21°C).
Crumb build up around sensor.
D. Ensure the JIB is not out of oil and
Fryer temperature too low.
supply line is in the JIB. Replace
Oil is too cold.
JIB and press the  button when
JIB out of oil
prompted and press and hold the
A fryer may be unplugged or fryer
ORANGE reset button for ten (10)
with ATO box may not have power.
seconds to reset top off system.
Service required error exists
If problem persists call your FAS
for assistance.
E. Check plugs, breakers and
switches.
F. Call your FAS for assistance.
A. Filter error exists.
One vat doesn’t top B. Service required error exists
off. C. Solenoid, pump, pin issue, RTD or
ATO issue.
A. Clear filter error properly. If
problem persists call your FAS for
assistance.
B. Call your FAS for assistance.
C. Call your FAS for assistance.
Controller displays
TOPOFF OIL
Top off system out of oil.
EMPTY /
CONFIRM
Fill top off system with oil and press
the  (CONFIRM) button. Once the
JIB is replaced press and hold the
orange reset button for ten (10)
seconds to reset top off system.
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6.2.6 Error Log Codes (For FilterQuick™ Controller Only)
CODE
ERROR MESSAGE
TEMP
EXPLANATION
E03
ERROR
FAILURE
PROBE Temp probe reading out of range
E04
HI 2 BAD
High limit reading is out of range.
E05
HOT HI 1
High limit temperature is past more than 410°F (210°C), or in CE
countries, 395°F (202°C)
E06
HEATING FAILURE
A component has failed such as controller, interface board, gas
valve, ignition module or open-high limit.
E07
ERROR MIB SOFTWARE
Internal MIB software error
E08
ERROR ATO BOARD
ATO board connection lost; ATO board failure
E09
ERROR PUMP NOT FILLING
Dirty paper/pad and it needs changed or it was bypassed; filter
pump problem
E10
ERROR DRAIN VALVE NOT Drain valve was trying to open and confirmation is missing
OPEN
E11
ERROR DRAIN VALVE NOT Drain valve was trying to close and confirmation is missing
CLOSED
E12
ERROR RETURN VALVE NOT Return valve was trying to open and confirmation is missing
OPEN
E13
ERROR RETURN VALVE NOT Return valve was trying to close and confirmation is missing
CLOSED
E14
ERROR AIF BOARD
MIB detects AIF missing; AIF board failure
E15
ERROR MIB BOARD
Cooking controller detects MIB connections lost; Check software
version on each controller. If versions are missing, check CAN
connections between each controller; MIB board failure
E16
ERROR AIF PROBE
AIF RTD reading out of range
E17
ERROR ATO PROBE
ATO RTD reading out of range
E20
INVALID CODE LOCATION
SD card removed during update
E21
FILTER PAPER PROCEDURE 25 hour timer has expired or a dirty filter may be causing an
ERROR (Change Filter Paper) incomplete filtration.
E22
OIL IN PAN ERROR
Oil may be present in the filter pan.
E25
RECOVERY FAULT
Recovery time exceeded maximum time limit. Recovery time
should not exceed 1:40 for electric.
E27
LOW TEMP ALARM
Oil temperature has dropped 30°F (17°C) lower than setpoint in
idle mode or 45°F (25°C) in cook mode. (This message may
appear if a product is dropped and the start cook button is not
pressed immediately or if too large of cook loads are dropped.)
E28
HIGH TEMP ALARM
Oil temperature has risen 40°F (22.2°C) higher than
setpoint. If temperature continues to rise, the high limit will shut the
burner off when temperature reaches 425°F (218°C) Non-CE or
395°F (202°C) CE.
E70
OQS TEMP HIGH
Oil temperature is too high for a valid OQS reading. Filter at a
temperature between 300ºF (149ºC) and 375ºF (191ºC).
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CODE
ERROR MESSAGE
EXPLANATION
E71
OQS TEMP LOW
Oil temperature is too low for a valid OQS reading. Filter at a
temperature between 300ºF (149ºC) and 375ºF (191ºC).
E72
TPM RANGE LOW
The TPM is too low for a valid OQS reading. The incorrect oil type
may be selected in the setup menu. The sensor may not be
calibrated for the oil type. See oil type chart. If issue continues
contact a FAS.
E73
TPM RANGE HIGH
The TPM reading is too high for a valid OQS reading. Dispose the
oil.
E74
OQS ERROR
The OQS has an internal error. If issue continues contact a FAS.
E75
OQS AIR ERROR
The OQS is detecting air in the oil. Check the O-rings and
check/tighten prescreen filter to ensure no air is entering the OQS
sensor. If issue continues contact a FAS.
E76
OQS ERROR
The OQS sensor has a communication error. Check connections
to the OQS sensor. Power cycle the entire fryer battery. If issue
continues contact a FAS.
6.2.7 High-Limit Test Mode
The high-limit test mode is used to test the high limit circuit. The high-limit test will destroy the oil.
It should only be performed with old oil. Shut the fryer off and call for service immediately if the
temperature reaches 460°F (238°C) without the high-limit tripping and the controller displays
HIGH LIMIT FAILURE alternating with DISCONNECT POWER with an alert tone during
testing.
The test is cancelled at any time by turning the fryer off. When the fryer is turned back on, it returns
to the operating mode and displays the product.
1. Press and hold the check () button until MAIN MENU is displayed followed by PRODUCT
SETUP.
2. Press the left arrow () button until TECH MODE is displayed.
3. Press the check () button.
4. Enter 3000.
5. Press the left arrow () button until HI LIMIT TEST is displayed.
6. Press the check () button.
The controller displays HIGH LIMIT YES/NO.
7. Press the up arrow () button.
8. The controller displays PRESS AND HOLD CHECK.
9. Press and hold the () button to initiate the high-limit test.
The vat begins to heat. The controller displays the actual vat temperature during the test.
The fryer continues heating until the high limit trips. Generally this happens once the temperature
reaches 423°F to 447°F (217°C to 231°C) for non-CE high limits and 405°F to 426°F (207°C to
219°C) for CE high limits.
Once the high-limit opens the controller displays HELP HI-2 alternating with the actual
temperature (ex. 430F).
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10. Release the () button.
If the high-limit fails, the controller displays HIGH LIMIT FAILURE alternating with
DISCONNECT POWER. If this happens, disconnect power to the fryer and call for service
immediately.
The vat stops heating and the controller displays the current temperature setting alternating with the
actual temperature (ex. 430F) until the temperature cools below 400°F (204°C).
11. Press the soft power button to cancel the alarm and go to OFF.
12. Follow the procedure to dispose of the oil.
6.2.8 OQS (Oil Quality Sensor) Troubleshooting
Problem
Corrective Action
Check the following items and perform another OQS filter.
 Ensure the vat is at setpoint temperature.
 Inspect the pre-screen filter and ensure it is screwed in tightly.
No TPM results  Inspect the O-rings on the filter pan and ensure they are both present and
displayed.
that they are not missing, cracked or worn. If so replace them.
 Ensure the filter paper is not clogged and clean filter paper is used. Did
the vat refill the first time for the previous filter? If not change the filter
paper.
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FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYER
APPENDIX A: BULK OIL INSTRUCTIONS
A.1.1
Bulk Oil Systems
Bulk oil systems have large oil storage tanks,
typically located in the rear of the restaurant, that
are connected to a rear manifold on the fryer.
Waste oil is pumped from the fryer, via a fitting
located on the rear of the fryer labeled DISPOSE
(see Figure 1). , to the disposal tanks and fresh
oil is pumped from the tanks, thru the fitting Waste Oil Figure 1
located on the rear of the fryer labeled FILL, to Connection
the fryer (see Figure 2). Connect the bulk oil
connections to plug located on the rear of the
fryer (see Figure 3). The wiring diagram is
located on the next page.
It is imperative that the fryer system be Bulk wiring
completely power cycled after changing any connection
fresh or waste oil settings.
The FilterQuick™ fryers, equipped for use with
bulk oil systems, have an onboard fresh oil jug
supplied by the bulk oil provider. Remove the
cap and insert the standard fitting into the jug
with the metal cap resting on the lip of the jug.
The oil is pumped in and out of the jug through
the same fitting. (see Figure 4).
Figure 2
Fresh Oil
Connection
WARNING:
Do not add HOT
or USED oil to a
JIB.
Figure 3
The momentary switch used to reset the ATO system
is also used to fill the jug in an fresh bulk oil system.
After clearing the TOP OFF EMPTY display,
pressing and holding the momentary switch, located
above the JIB, allows the operator to fill the jug from
the bulk oil storage tank (see Figure 5).
To fill the jug, press and hold the JIB reset button
until the jug is full, then
release.*
NOTE: Do NOT overfill the
jug.
Figure 4
For instructions on filling the
vat from bulk, see the
FilterQuick Controller Manual
Section 1.9.8 page 1-16.
Figure 5
* NOTE: It takes approximately twelve seconds from the time the fill JIB button is pressed until the
fresh bulk oil pump starts. It may take up to 20 seconds before the level in the JIB begins to
rise. Typically it takes approximately three minutes to fill the JIB. It takes approximately
one minute to fill a split vat and two minutes to fill a full vat.
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A.1.2 Bulk Oil Wiring
WARNING
The FilterQuick fryer will ONLY operate with bulk oil systems that have a threepole float switch. If the float switch is the older two-pole switch, call the bulk oil
provider. These float switches are polarity specific which may short to ground
and damage an MIB board.
™
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FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYER
APPENDIX B: JIB Preparation with Solid Shortening Option
1. Open right door of fryer and remove brace in JIB cabinet.
2. Attach alignment bracket to bottom of ATO box brace with
provided nuts. See Figure 1.
3. Position melting unit in front of cabinet.
4. Slide the melting unit tabs into the alignment guide slots. See
Figure 2.
5. With the melting unit inserted into the alignment guide bracket,
insert the inner oil reservoir pan into the tray. See Figure 3.
6. Place the melting unit lid on the unit and slide the oil pickup
tube nipple into the female suction receptacle. See Figure 4.
7. Use the provided screws to attach the melting unit to the
bottom of the interior rails on both sides using the existing
holes. See Figure 5.
8. On the back side of the melter, attach the white two-pin
connectors and plug in the black connector to the outlet box
shown in Figure 6.
9. Ensure the melting unit power switch is in the “ON” position.
See Figure 7.
Figure 1: Attach alignment bracket to
bottom of ATO box brace.
Figure 2: Position the melter in the cabinet
and insert tabs into alignment guide slots.
Figure 4: Place the lid on the pan
and slide the oil pickup tube into
the female suction receptacle.
Figure 3: Insert the inner oil
reservoir pan into the melting
unit.
Orange button resets
system after a low oil
display.
Figure 5: Attach the melting unit
to the rails on both sides.
Melting
unit
power
switch.
Figure 6: Attach the two-pin white connectors and plug the
black connector into the utility box as shown. * Note the
position of the black connection may differ from photo.
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Figure 7: The assembled melting
unit is shown in position.
FILTERQUICK™ FQE30 SERIES ELECTRIC FRYER
APPENDIX C: Solid Shortening Melting Unit Use
Reset oil reservoir system

Ensure shortening melting unit is on.

Fill melting unit with shortening.

Allow 2-3 hours for solid shortening to
melt. DO NOT attempt to use the top off
system with unmelted oil in the top off
system. The low oil reservoir message
will be displayed if the fryer calls for oil
before the shortening in the melting unit
is liquid.

Once the shortening is fully melted,
press and hold the orange reset button
to reset the top off system.

DO NOT ADD hot oil to the shortening
melter. The temperature of the oil
reservoir should not exceed 140°F
(60°C). Add small amounts of solid
shortening to the reservoir to ensure it
has sufficient oil to operate the top-off
system.

For best results, DO NOT TURN OFF
the solid shortening melting unit
overnight.

The power switch for the melting unit is
also used as a reset switch if the
system’s high limit temperature is
reached.
Melting
unit
power
switch
Lift carefully
to add
shortening.
WARNING
The surfaces of the solid shortening
heater are hot. Do not touch with
bare hands. Wear protective clothing
when adding shortening to melting
unit.
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