INSTALLATION &
OPERATION MANUAL
GR SERIES
GAS FRYERS
MODELS
1GR35M
1GR45M
1GR65M
1GR85M
2GR45MF
2GR65MF
2GR85MF
3GR45MF
3GR65MF
3GR85MF
4GR45MF
ML-136407
ML-136408
ML-136409
ML-136410
ML-136417
ML-136418
ML-136419
ML-136420
ML-136421
ML-136422
ML-136423
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VULCAN-HART
DIVISION OF ITW FOOD EQUIPMENT GROUP, LLC
WWW.VULCANHART.COM
3600 NORTH POINT BLVD.
BALTIMORE, MD 21222
F-31233 Rev. B (May 2006)
GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY
THIS MANUAL HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR PERSONNEL QUALIFIED TO INSTALL
GAS EQUIPMENT, WHO SHOULD PERFORM THE INITIAL FIELD START-UP AND
ADJUSTMENTS OF THE EQUIPMENT COVERED BY THIS MANUAL.
POST IN A PROMINENT LOCATION THE INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN
THE EVENT THE SMELL OF GAS IS DETECTED. THIS INFORMATION CAN BE
OBTAINED FROM THE LOCAL GAS SUPPLIER.
IMPORTANT
IN THE EVENT A GAS ODOR IS DETECTED, SHUT DOWN UNITS AT MAIN SHUTOFF
VALVE AND CONTACT THE LOCAL GAS COMPANY OR GAS SUPPLIER FOR SERVICE.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS OR LIQUIDS
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
WARNING
IMPROPER INSTALLATION, ADJUSTMENT, ALTERATION,
SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE CAN CAUSE PROPERTY
DAMAGE, INJURY OR DEATH. READ THE INSTALLATION,
OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
THOROUGHLY BEFORE INSTALLING OR SERVICING
THIS EQUIPMENT.
IN THE EVENT OF A POWER FAILURE, DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO OPERATE THIS DEVICE.
© VULCAN-HART, 2006
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY ................................................................................................. 2
INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................. 5
GENERAL ................................................................................................................................... 5
IN CASE SERVICE IS NEEDED ............................................................................................... 5
ORDERING PARTS ................................................................................................................... 5
FRYER CAPACITIES ................................................................................................................. 5
RECEIVING AND UNPACKING ................................................................................................. 6
ASSEMBLY ................................................................................................................................. 6
INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................. 7
TOOLS NEEDED FOR INSTALLATION ................................................................................... 7
REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION ................................................................................... 7
Electrical ...............................................................................................................................7
Gas Supply Pressure ........................................................................................................... 7
Checking the Gas Supply Pressure .................................................................................... 7
Clearances ........................................................................................................................... 7
Air Supply and Ventilation .................................................................................................... 8
CODES AND STANDARDS ...................................................................................................... 8
SECURING THE FRYER ........................................................................................................... 8
FLUE CONNECTION ................................................................................................................. 9
GAS CONNECTION ................................................................................................................... 9
Quick-Disconnect for Units on Casters ............................................................................ 10
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ................................................................................................. 10
LEVELING THE FRYER .......................................................................................................... 10
OPERATION .................................................................................................................................. 11
OVER-TEMPERATURE SHUTDOWN ................................................................................... 11
BEFORE FIRST USE .............................................................................................................. 11
Cleaning .............................................................................................................................. 11
FILLING TANK WITH SHORTENING ...................................................................................... 11
LIGHTING THE FRYER (FREE-STANDING MODELS) ......................................................... 12
TURNING ON THE FRYER (FREE-STANDING MODELS) ................................................... 12
TURNING OFF THE FRYER (FREE-STANDING MODELS) ................................................ 13
LIGHTING THE FRYER (KLEENSCREEN™ MODELS) ....................................................... 13
TURNING ON THE FRYER (KLEENSCREEN™ MODELS) ................................................. 13
TURNING OFF THE FRYER (KLEENSCREEN™ MODELS) ............................................... 13
EXTENDED SHUTDOWN ....................................................................................................... 13
BASIC FRYING INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................................ 14
Fry Basket Guidelines ........................................................................................................ 14
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
EXTENDING SHORTENING LIFE ........................................................................................... 14
DRAINING THE TANK .............................................................................................................. 14
DAILY FILTERING – ALL MODELS ......................................................................................... 15
CLEANING ................................................................................................................................ 15
Daily .................................................................................................................................... 15
Weekly or As Required ...................................................................................................... 16
MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................................................. 17
FLUE VENT INSPECTION ...................................................................................................... 17
REGULAR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ............................................................................. 17
Service in the US and Canada .......................................................................................... 17
In Australia .......................................................................................................................... 17
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................................................... 18
Troubleshooting Chart ............................................................................................................. 18
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
INTRODUCTION
GENERAL
IN CASE SERVICE IS NEEDED
Vulcan Fryers are produced with quality
workmanship and material. Proper installation,
usage and maintenance will result in many
years of satisfactory performance.
In case service is needed, have the following
information filled in by the Vulcan Authorized
Service Technician who installed this
equipment. Also, you may wish to note this
information on the front cover so it would be
more easily noticed.
Before installing the fryer, thoroughly read this
manual and carefully follow all instructions in
the order given.
This manual is applicable to models listed on
the cover page. Procedures in this manual will
apply to all models unless specified. Pictures
and illustrations can be of any model unless the
picture or illustration needs to be model-specific.
Authorized Service Technician
Phone
To locate the closest authorized service
agency, go to www.hobartservice.com and
click on locations. Enter your zip code for
service center information.
Note: For units equipped with KleenScreen™,
refer to the KleenScreen™ Interplumbed
Filtration System User’s Guide and the
supplemental KleenScreen™ instructions
supplied with the fryer battery.
You may also call 1-888-4HOBART.
ORDERING PARTS
Customers may order parts directly from their
local authorized service center. If not known,
call Vulcan Customer Service at 800-814-7028.
To speed up your order, provide the model number,
serial number, gas type, part needed, item part
number (if known), and quantity needed.
FRYER CAPACITIES
Model
# of
Heat Tubes
BTU/hr
Total MJ
Width
inch (cm)
Shortening,
lbs (kg)
35
3
90K
95.00
15.5 (39)
35-40 (16-18
45
4
120K
126.60
15.5 (39)
45-50 (20-23)
65
5
150K
158.25
21 (53)
65-75 (29-34)
85
5
150K
158.25
21 (53)
85-95 (39-43)
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
RECEIVING AND UNPACKING
ASSEMBLY
This fryer was carefully inspected before leaving
the factory. Upon acceptance of the shipment,
the transportation company assumes full
responsibility for safe delivery.
With the exception of the standard items listed
above, the fryer is shipped fully assembled. The
standard items (except casters) require no
special installation instructions.
Immediately after unpacking the fryer, check for
possible shipping damage. If the fryer is damaged,
save the packaging material and contact the
carrier within 15 days of delivery.
Separate instructions for installing the casters
are included with the casters.
Check that the following standard items, found
in the fryer tank, have been included:
•
Crumb Rack
•
Basket Hanger
•
Adjustable Casters (4)
•
Drain Pipe Extension
•
Twin Fry Baskets (2)
•
Crumb Scoop
•
Tank Brush
•
Cleanout Rod
•
Manual and Warranty
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
INSTALLATION
WARNING: THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BE
INSTALLED ONLY BY A
LICENSED GAS FITTER.
Caution:
Gas Supply Pressure
Natural – 0.80 kPa (4" W.C.)
Propane – 2.75 kPa (10" W.C.)
Do not use the door or its handle
to lift the fryer.
WARNING: IF INCOMING PRESSURE
EXCEEDS 3.45 kPa (14" W.C.,
1/2" PSI), AN ADDITIONAL
PRESSURE REGULATOR
MUST BE INSTALLED.
Before installing the fryer, verify that the type of
gas (natural or propane) agrees with the
specifications on the fryer data plate, which is
located on the inside of the door panel. Make sure
the fryer is configured for the proper elevation.
Checking the Gas Supply Pressure
Record your fryer model, device, and serial
numbers for future reference in the space
provided below. This information can be found
on the fryer data plate.
Caution:
If the fuel line is going to be tested at a pressure
greater than 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa), make sure that
the fryer is disconnected from the fuel line. If the
fuel line is to be tested at a pressure equal to or
less than 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa), the fryer can be
connected but the unit’s gas valve must be closed.
Fryer Model No.: ______________________
Device: ______________________________
Serial No.: ____________________________
TOOLS NEEDED FOR INSTALLATION
•
Standard set of plumbing and hand tools.
•
AC current tester.
•
Gas pressure test gauge.
The fuel supply system must be
tested before the fryer is used.
Clearances
•
Minimum clearance from combustible
construction:
6" (15 cm) from the sides of the fryer
6" (15 cm) from the back of the fryer
REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION
The fryer may be installed on combustible
floors.
Electrical
Voltage – 120 AC (or 240 AC optional)
Voltage is required for KleenScreen™ only.
No Voltage for GR Free Standing Fryers.
•
Minimum clearance from noncombustible
construction:
Amps – 15 Amps
0" from the sides of the fryer
Frequency – 50/60 Hz
0" from the back of the fryer.
•
Between the fryer and any open-top flame
units:
at least 16" (41 cm)
•
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Allow space for servicing and operation,
such as opening the rear door to set
temperature and light the pilot.
GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
Air Supply and Ventilation
In Canada:
WARNING: DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
FLOW OF COMBUSTION/
VENTILATION OR AIR
OPENINGS AROUND THE
FRYER. ADEQUATE
CLEARANCE AROUND THE
FRYER IS NECESSARY FOR
SERVICING AND PROPER
BURNER OPERATION.
•
Install fryer in an area with sufficient air
supply for gas combustion at fryer burners.
•
Do not obstruct the flow of combustion
and ventilation air.
•
Provide adequate clearance for air
openings into the combustion chamber.
•
Do not permit fans to blow directly onto fryer.
•
Avoid wall-type fans, which create crosscurrents within a room. Avoid open
windows next to the sides or back.
Install the fryer in accordance with:
In the United States:
National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI-Z223.1/
NFPA #54 (latest edition). This shall
include but not be limited to: NFPA #54
Section 10.3.5.2 for Venting.
•
CAN/CGA-B149.1 National Fuel Gas Code
(latest edition), available from:
The Canadian Gas Association
178 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario
Canada M9W 1R3.
•
Fryers must be installed in accordance
with the Gas Installation Code AG601
(latest edition).
•
Building Codes and any other relevant
statutory authority having jurisdiction.
Refer to data plate (attached to the inside
door panel) for gas consumption, injector
size and any other pertinent information
about the device.
The fryer must be restrained to prevent tipping
and the splashing of hot liquid. The means of
restraint may be the manner of installation,
such as connection to a battery of appliances,
or installing the fryer in an alcove, or by separate
means such as adequate ties.
Instructions for installing casters to the fryer are
included with the casters.
Copies may be obtained from The American
Gas Association Accredited Standards
Committee Z223, @ 400 N. Capital St. NW,
Washington, DC 20001 or the Secretary
Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch
Park Quincy, MA 02169-7471
•
CSA Standard C22.2 No. 3 Electrical
Features of Fuel Burning Equipment.
WARNING: THE FRYER MUST BE
PROPERLY RESTRAINED TO
PREVENT MOVEMENT OR
TIPPING. THIS RESTRAINT
MUST PREVENT THE FRYER
FROM MOVEMENTS THAT
WOULD SPLASH HOT LIQUIDS
ON PERSONNEL, WHICH
COULD CAUSE SEVERE
BURNS OR INJURIES.
CODES AND STANDARDS
•
•
SECURING THE FRYER
WARNING: THE EQUIPMENT AREA MUST
BE KEPT FREE AND CLEAR OF
COMBUSTIBLE SUBSTANCES.
State and local codes, or in the absence
of local codes, with:
Local codes.
In Australia:
Also see FLUE CONNECTIONS in this manual
for additional ventilation requirements.
•
•
If casters are to be installed, refer to Gas
Connection for Units on Casters under GAS
CONNECTIONS in this manual.
Note: Leveling of the fryer is done after gas
connections have been made. See
LEVELING THE FRYER in this manual.
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA70
(latest edition) (if applicable).
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
FLUE CONNECTION
Caution:
GAS CONNECTION
Ensure that your ventilation
system does not cause a down
draft at the fryer's flue opening.
WARNING: NEVER SUPPLY FRYER WITH
A GAS TYPE NOT INDICATED
ON THE DATA PLATE. USING
INCORRECT GAS TYPE WILL
CAUSE IMPROPER
OPERATION. IF YOU NEED TO
CONVERT THE FRYER TO
ANOTHER TYPE OF FUEL,
CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED
SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
Down drafts will not allow the
fryer to exhaust properly and
will cause overheating which
may cause permanent damage.
Damage caused by down drafts
will not be covered under
equipment warranty.
Caution:
Never allow anything to obstruct
the flow of combustibles or
ventilation exiting from the flue.
Caution:
Do not put anything on top of
the flue area.
Caution:
Never connect blower directly
to flue openings. The direct flow
of air will cause poor ignition,
poor temperature recovery,
inefficient operation of the fryer,
and could extinguish the pilot.
Caution:
Note: When using thread compound, use very
small amounts on male threads only.
DO NOT apply compound to the first
two threads. Doing so may allow some
of the compound to enter the gas stream,
resulting in clogging of burner orifices
and/or the control valve.
The gas inlet is located on the lower rear of the
fryer. Codes require that a gas shutoff valve be
installed in the gas line ahead of the fryer.
Make the flue connection as follows:
•
Comply with Vapor Removal from
Cooking Equipment, ANSI-NFPA Standard
#96 (latest edition), available from the
National Fire Protection Association,
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
•
Locate the fryer under a hood with adequate
connection to an exhaust duct. The hood
must extend 6" (15 cm) beyond fryer sides.
•
Clearance above the fryer should be
adequate for combustion byproducts to be
removed efficiently.
•
An 18" (46 cm) minimum clearance should
be maintained between the flue vent and the
filters of the hood venting system.
•
Never make flue connections directly to
the fryer.
•
Do not obstruct the flow of the flue gases
from the appliance. Proper air balance
should be maintained in the room.
All gas supply connections and
any pipe joint compound must
be resistant to the action of
propane gases.
The gas supply line must be at least the
equivalent of 1/2" (1.3 cm) iron pipe for single
units and 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) for batteries. If using
the optional quick-disconnect flex hose,
3/4" (1.9 cm) iron pipe for single units and
1-1/4" (3.2 cm) iron pipe for batteries.
Make sure the pipes are clean and free of
obstructions, dirt, and piping compound. A battery
requires one or two connections of appropriate
size and type for the gas requirement.
WARNING: PRIOR TO LIGHTING, CHECK
ALL JOINTS IN THE GAS
SUPPLY LINE FOR LEAKS.
USE SOAP AND WATER
SOLUTION. DO NOT USE
AN OPEN FLAME.
After piping has been checked for leaks, fully
purge gas pipes to remove air.
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
Quick-Disconnect for Units on Casters
•
The fryer must be installed with restraining
means to guard against transmission of
strain to the connector. See illustration.
•
The fryer must be installed with the
casters provided.
•
If the restraint is ever to be disconnected,
first turn the gas supply OFF.
For an appliance equipped with casters:
•
•
The installation shall be made with a
connector that complies with the Standard
for Connectors for Movable Gas
Appliances, ANSI Z21.69 or Connectors for
Moveable Gas Appliances, CAN/CGA-6.16,
and a quick-disconnect device that
complies with the Standard for QuickDisconnect Devices for Use with Gas Fuel,
ANSI Z21.41, or Quick Disconnect Devices
for Use with Gas Fuel, CANI-6.9.
When installing a quick disconnect you
must also install a means for limiting the
movement of the fryer. This device will
prevent the gas line or the quick
disconnect from being strained. The
restraining device should be attached to
the cutout on the back panel. See
illustration for location.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
Note: Only the
KleenScreen™ style fryer
requires an electrical connection.
WARNING: ELECTRICAL AND
GROUNDING CONNECTIONS
MUST COMPLY WITH THE
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL
CODE AND / OR OTHER
LOCAL CODES.
WARNING: APPLIANCES EQUIPPED WITH
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
CORD(S) ARE PROVIDED
WITH A THREE-PRONG
GROUNDING PLUG, WHICH
MUST BE CONNECTED TO A
PROPERLY GROUNDED
RECEPTACLE.
IF THE RECEPTACLE IS NOT
THE PROPER GROUNDING
TYPE, CONTACT AN
ELECTRICIAN. DO NOT
REMOVE THE GROUNDING
PRONG FROM THE PLUG.
A
B
Rear of Fryer
Strain Relief Chain Connection
(Chain supplied by others)
•
In Australia, use only the caster supplied
by the manufacturer for the fryer device.
The fryer must be installed using a hose
assembly restraining device to limit the
movement of the appliance in accordance
with AS1869.
•
The fryer must be installed with a
connector (not supplied by Vulcan)
complying with the above code(s).
KleenScreen™ fryers are equipped with a 120-V,
60-Hz, 1-phase cord and plug.
Do not connect fryer to electrical supply until
after gas connections have been made.
LEVELING THE FRYER
Check the level of the fryer by placing a level
on top of the fryer after gas connections have
been made.
Ensure that the fryer is level front-to-back and
side-to-side in the final installed position.
If using casters, lock the wheels after unit is level.
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
OPERATION
WARNING: HOT OIL AND PARTS CAN
CAUSE BURNS. USE CARE
WHEN OPERATING, CLEANING,
AND SERVICING THE FRYER.
Note: Do not use chlorine or sulfate/sulfide
cleaners.
WARNING: SPILLING HOT FRYING
COMPOUND CAN CAUSE
SEVERE BURNS.
•
Wash any accessories shipped with unit.
•
Rinse fryer and accessories thoroughly
and drain the fryer. (Open the front door to
access the drain valve.)
CAUTION: On fryers equipped with the
KleenScreen™ filtering system,
do not drain cleaning solution
into the pump or filter system.
See the KleenScreen™ manual
for information on cleaning.
Use the Boil-Out-ByPass™ drain
extension provided with the
KleenScreen™ Fryer. Follow
instructions in KleenScreen™
supplemental manual.
DO NOT MOVE FRYER WITHOUT DRAINING ALL FRYING
COMPOUND FROM THE TANK.
WARNING: THE ON-SITE SUPERVISOR
IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
ENSURING THAT
OPERATORS ARE MADE
AWARE OF THE HAZARDS
OF WORKING WITH HOT
OIL, PARTICULARLY OIL
FILTRATION, DRAINING, AND
CLEANING PROCEDURES.
•
Wipe tank completely dry with a soft,
clean cloth.
OVER-TEMPERATURE SHUTDOWN
FILLING TANK WITH SHORTENING
If the shortening becomes overheated, a hightemperature shutoff device will turn the gas
valve off and extinguish the pilot.
Vulcan-Hart requires that liquid shortening be
used in all GRM Series Fryers.
If the fryer shuts down due to overheating, DO
NOT relight the pilot until the shortening
temperature is below 300°F (149°C).
If an overheating situation persists, contact your
local Vulcan-Hart authorized service office.
BEFORE FIRST USE
Cleaning
New units are wiped down at the factory to
remove any visible signs of dirt, oil, grease, etc.
remaining from the manufacturing process.
•
Before any food preparation, thoroughly
wash protective oil from all surface parts
and the tank interior with hot, soapy water to
remove any film residue and dust or debris.
A
B
Fryer Tank
MIN and MAX Fill Level Lines
C
D
Heat Pipes
Cold Zone
E
Drain Pipe
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
CAUTION: Solid shortening should NOT be
used with GRM Fryers with
millivolt controls. Melting solid
shortening will damage the fryer
tank and void your warranty.
•
Close the drain valve.
•
Fill the fryer tank with liquid shortening.
•
Shortening level should be between the
MIN and MAX lines in fryer tank.
Shortening will expand when heated. Do
not fill the fryer tank past the MAX line.
•
Add fresh shortening as needed to
maintain oil level.
LIGHTING THE FRYER
(FREE-STANDING MODELS)
WARNING: BEFORE TURNING ON THE
BURNERS, THE FRYER TANK
MUST BE FILLED WITH
LIQUID SHORTENING. NEVER
OPERATE FRYER EMPTY OR
THE FRYPOT WILL BE
DAMAGED AND MAY CAUSE
A FIRE, VOIDING YOUR
WARRANTY.
1. Open the rear door.
2. Turn the thermostat OFF (See Figure, view
A). The thermostat is located behind the door.
3. Push the gas control valve knob and turn to
OFF. Wait 5 minutes for unburned gas to vent.
4. Push and turn gas control valve knob to the
“I” in PILOT (See Figure, view B).
5. While still holding the knob in, light the pilot
with a lit taper. Continue to depress the knob
until pilot remains lit when knob is released.
If the pilot does not remain lit, repeat steps
3 through 5.
6. Depress and turn gas control knob to ON
(See Figure, view C).
7. If gas supply is interrupted, repeat steps 2
through 6.
A
B
Gas Valve Knob, View A
Gas Valve Knob, View B
C
D
Gas Valve Knob, View C
Indicator Point, All Views
TURNING ON THE FRYER
(FREE-STANDING MODELS)
A
B
Gas Valve Knob
Gas Supply
C
Thermostat Knob
•
Set the thermostat knob to the desired
temperature.
•
After the set temperature has been
reached, the thermostat shuts off the gas
flow to the burners.
•
The pilot remains lit. The burners will
cycle on and off, maintaining the set
temperature.
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
TURNING OFF THE FRYER
(FREE-STANDING MODELS)
4. Push the gas valve handle in and turn to
PILOT.
1. Turn the thermostat OFF.
2. To keep the pilot lit, turn the gas valve knob
to “I” in PILOT.
3. To shut off all gas to the system, including
the pilot, turn the gas valve knob to OFF.
5. While still depressing the handle, light the
pilot with a lit taper. Continue with steps 3
through 5 until the pilot remains lit when the
arm is released.
6. Push in and turn gas valve handle to ON.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 if gas supply is
interrupted.
LIGHTING THE FRYER
(KLEENSCREEN™ MODELS)
TURNING ON THE FRYER
(KLEENSCREEN™ MODELS)
WARNING: BEFORE TURNING ON THE
BURNERS, THE FRYER TANK
MUST BE FILLED WITH LIQUID
SHORTENING. NEVER OPERATE FRYER EMPTY OR THE
FRYPOT WILL BE DAMAGED
AND MAY CAUSE A FIRE,
VOIDING YOUR WARRANTY.
•
Set the thermostat knob to the desired
temperature.
•
When the set temperature has been
reached, the thermostat shuts off gas flow
to the burners.
•
The pilot remains lit. The burners will
cycle on and off to maintain the set
temperature.
TURNING OFF THE FRYER
(KLEENSCREEN™ MODELS)
1. Turn the thermostat OFF.
2. To keep the pilot lit, turn the gas valve to
PILOT.
3. To shut off all gas to the system, including
the pilot, turn the gas valve to OFF.
EXTENDED SHUTDOWN
1. Thoroughly drain the fryer. Refer to
DRAINING THE FRYER.
A
B
2. Clean the fryer according to CLEANING.
Thermostat Knob
Gas Control Valve Handle
3. Turn the thermostat knob to OFF.
1. Open the door.
4. Push in the gas valve arm or pilot knob and
turn to OFF.
2. Turn thermostat knob to OFF.
5. Turn off the main gas shutoff valve.
3. Push gas valve handle in and turn arm to OFF.
Wait 5 minutes for unburned gas to vent.
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GR SERIES GAS FRYERS
BASIC FRYING INSTRUCTIONS
EXTENDING SHORTENING LIFE
•
Set the desired temperature and allow
shortening to heat up to that temperature.
Shortening life can be extended by following
these guidelines:
•
Fry items that are about the same size
together to ensure equal doneness.
•
Do not salt foods over the fryer.
•
Use good-quality shortening.
Drain or wipe dry raw or wet foods to
minimize splatter when lowering into the
hot shortening.
•
Filter shortening daily (at a minimum).
•
Replace shortening if it becomes poorly
flavored.
•
Keep equipment and surroundings clean.
•
Set thermostats correctly.
•
Remove excess moisture and particles
from food products before placing in fryer.
•
•
•
Keep shortening between the MIN and MAX
lines. Do not fill the fryer tank past the MAX
line. Shortening will expand when heated.
Add fresh shortening as needed.
Fry Basket Guidelines
•
Do not overfill baskets. (See table for
Recommended Basket Capacities below.)
DRAINING THE TANK
•
Carefully lower basket into oil.
WARNING: WHEN HANDLING HOT OIL,
WEAR INSULATED AND OILPROOF GLOVES.
•
When frying doughnuts and fritters, turn
product only once during frying.
Caution:
•
When cooking French fries or onion rings,
shake basket several times in a way that
does not splatter the shortening.
•
Batter-covered foods should be dropped
carefully, one by one, into shortening or
basket. If you use the basket, first dip
basket into shortening to reduce batter
build-up on basket surfaces.
•
•
When frying is completed, remove basket or
product. Hang basket on rear basket hanger.
Do not salt food over the shortening
because salt could cause a chemical
change in the oil.
Basket Capacities, Recommended
Fryer Model
(Basket Size)
Pounds per
Basket
35
1.5 (0.7 kg)
45
2.5 (1.1 kg)
65
3.0 (1.4 kg)
85
3.5 (1.6 kg)
Before opening the drain valve,
always turn off the fryer. This will
prevent the heating system from
coming on when the tank is empty
and prevent causing a fire.
You will need a container capable of holding
400°F (204°C) oil and insulated oil-proof
protective gloves.
1. Heat shortening to a liquid state.
2. Turn the thermostat to OFF.
3. To keep the pilot lit, turn the gas valve knob to
“I” in PILOT (free-standing models), or the gas
valve handle to “PILOT” (KleenScreen™
models).
4. Direct the drain down spout into the container
that you want to drain the shortening into.
5. Open the drain valve. The oil will drain into
the container. When the container is full or
the fryer tank is empty, close the drain valve.
Repeat this step until fryer tank is empty.
6. If desired, perform the weekly clean-out as
described under CLEANING.
7. Once tank is completely empty, add new
shortening and set thermostat to desired
temperature.
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CLEANING
DAILY FILTERING – ALL MODELS
WARNING: HOT OIL AND HOT PARTS
CAN CAUSE BURNS. USE
CARE WHEN OPERATING,
CLEANING, AND SERVICING
THE FRYER.
WARNING: HOT OIL AND HOT PARTS
CAN CAUSE BURNS. USE
CARE WHEN OPERATING,
CLEANING, AND SERVICING
THE FRYER.
WARNING: WHEN HANDLING HOT OIL,
WEAR INSULATED AND OILPROOF GLOVES.
WARNING: WHEN HANDLING HOT OIL,
WEAR INSULATED AND OILPROOF GLOVES.
•
Filter shortening at least once a day.
Refer to the instructions provided with
your filtering equipment.
•
A cold fryer will not drain properly. Always
filter shortening between 250°F and
350°F. The shortening under the heat
pipes in the cold zone area will remain
hard if the heat is on for only a few
minutes. If necessary, use the clean-out
rod to carefully stir the hard shortening to
an area above the cold zone where it will
melt. Use the tank brush to help clear
sides and tubes of debris.
Daily
Clean your fryer regularly with the tank brush
along with a damp cloth, and polish with a soft
dry cloth. If regular cleaning is neglected, grease
will be burned on and discolorations may form.
Fingerprints are sometimes a problem on highly
polished surfaces of stainless steel. They can
be minimized by applying a cleaner that will
leave a thin oily or waxy film.
•
Clean all exterior surfaces of your fryer at
least once daily.
•
Use a damp cloth with warm water and a
mild soap or detergent.
Note: Do not use chlorine or sulfate/sulfide
cleaners.
A
B
Fryer Tank
MIN and MAX Fill Level Lines
C
D
Heat Pipes
Cold Zone
E
Drain Pipe
•
Rinse thoroughly, then polish with a soft,
dry cloth.
•
Keep the fryer exterior clean and free of
accumulated grease to prevent stubborn
stains from forming. If regular cleaning is
neglected, grease will become burned on
and discolorations may form.
•
Remove discolorations by washing with
any detergent or soap and water.
•
Use a self-soaping, nonmetallic scouring
pad for particularly stubborn discolorations.
•
Always rub with the grain of the stainless
steel.
•
Do not use a metallic scouring pad or
harsh cleaners.
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Weekly or as required
5. Set thermostat to the temperature
recommended for the solution being used.
Allow solution to simmer for about 15 to 20
minutes.
1. Drain the tank as described under DRAINING
THE TANK.
6. Drain the cleaning solution from the tank
according to DRAINING THE TANK.
2. Once the shortening has been drained, flush
out scraps and sediment with a small amount
of warm shortening, using tank brush. Allow
the tank to drain thoroughly.
7. Close the drain valve and refill the tank with
water. Add 1 cup (1/4 L) of vinegar to
neutralize alkaline left by the cleaner.
Solution level must be between the MIN and
MAX level on the fryer tank.
BOIL OUT PROCEDURE
3. Close the drain valve and fill the tank with
a non-corrosive, grease-dissolving
commercial cleaner. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Note: Do not use chlorine or sulfate/sulfide
cleaners.
4. Add commercial boil-out solution. Solution
level must be between the MIN and MAX
levels on the fryer tank.
8. Bring the solution to a simmer only, then
turn the thermostat off. Allow to stand for a
few minutes.
9. Drain the tank according to DRAINING THE
TANK. Rinse thoroughly with clear, hot water.
All traces of cleaner must be removed. Dry the
tank thoroughly.
10. Close the drain valve and add shortening.
Follow the FILLING TANK WITH
SHORTENING procedure in this manual.
The fryer is now ready for use.
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MAINTENANCE
REGULAR PREVENTIVE
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: HOT OIL AND HOT PARTS
CAN CAUSE BURNS. USE
CARE WHEN OPERATING,
CLEANING, AND SERVICING
THE FRYER.
The fryer should be kept on a regular preventive
maintenance schedule. Contact your local
Vulcan-Hart Service office for details.
WARNING: SPILLING HOT FRYING
COMPOUND CAN CAUSE
SEVERE BURNS. DO NOT
MOVE FRYER WITHOUT
DRAINING ALL FRYING
COMPOUND FROM THE TANK.
Service in the US and Canada
Contact your local Vulcan-Hart Service office or
address on the front of this manual.
In Australia
FLUE VENT INSPECTION
When the fryer is cool, inspect annually. Check
the flue and clear any obstructions.
Contact Hobart Food Equipment PTY. LTD.,
16 Hilly Street Morlake, N.S.W. 2137 Australia;
P.O. Box 100, Concord N.S.W. 2137;
Tel: (02) 9736 1200; Fax: (02) 9736 1555.
www.hobartfood.com.au
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING: FRYERS WITH
KLEENSCREEN™ FILTERS:
CERTAIN PROCEDURES IN
THIS SECTION REQUIRE
ELECTRICAL TESTS OR
MEASUREMENTS WHILE
POWER IS APPLIED TO
THE MACHINE. EXERCISE
EXTREME CAUTION AT ALL
TIMES.
IF TEST POINTS ARE NOT
EASILY ACCESSIBLE,
DISCONNECT POWER,
ATTACH TEST EQUIPMENT
AND REAPPLY POWER TO
TEST.
WARNING: DISCONNECT THE
ELECTRICAL POWER TO
THE FRYER AND FOLLOW
LOCKOUT / TAGOUT
PROCEDURES.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
The Troubleshooting Chart provides a list of
typical fault conditions. The left-hand column
lists typical symptoms and the right-hand column
lists causes in general order of probability.
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
No heat.
Thermostat dial not turned on.
Pilot not lit.
Unit not plugged in (KleenScreen™ models only).
Gas suppply not turned on.
Loose wire (call an authorized service agency).
Thermopile (temperature probe) faulty (call Vulcan service).
Insufficient or too much heat.
Thermostat dial not set to desired temperature.
Thermopile (temperature probe) encrusted.
Thermopile faulty (call an authorized service agency).
Hi-limit tripped and needs replacing. (Call an authorized
service agency.)
Tank will not drain.
Shortening too cold.
Flame problems
Call (call an authorized service agency).
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F-31233 Rev. B (May 2006)
PRINTED IN U.S.A.