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  1. #1
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    Confused FRYMASTER Control Board, MD 8BCSD

    We blew a resistor on the control board that contains the digital display and want to replace this $1 - $5 part. I can not find a picture of the board that shows this resistor clearly, and the resistor was discolored when blown. Our in house electronics guy did something funky, but it still doesn't work. Anyone have a Frymaster MD 8BCSD (electric) that they might be able to shoot a picture of?

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    If you go to partstown.com or Frymaster's website, you can download the service & parts manuals you need.

    We have the gas version of that pasta cooker at the resort I work for, but unlikely I'll be able to get in there to drop the control panel, remove the back of it and snap a picture. If it's the same board, then I'll try.

    Most of the guys on here are service techs for a service company - as I once was.
    I've repaired MANY Frymasters through the fourteen years that I did service work in the field. We never repaired those boards, but replaced them instead. They're simply not field serviceable.

    I know that board is pricey. Your occupation is similar to mine, but we have a dedicated kitchen shop due to our many food venues. They maintain their own stock of parts.

    I suggest you do as our shop does. Purchase a new control board and get your cooker running. Then take that old board, attempt to repair it if feasible, test it, then keep it on the shelf as a stocked replacement part. You'll then be prepared for a rapid turn-around the next time.

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    Thank you- think that maybe you are right, we will have to purchase the replacement part. Wanted to try to avoid that. We have 4 outlets here, and sometimes it just seems like a rip off to replace the whole part. Thank you for you advice, will follow.

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    We have 16 stores that have Frymaster Fryers in them from either gas or electric and we keep 5 back up controllers (1 for each van and 1 in the office). When we take one out that is bad, we take it back to the office to be repaired if we can or send it off to MSI(I could be wrong) to be repaired.

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    Talking

    I am not sure what MSI is, but we plan on repairing this one once the new one is in. We will hold onto it for next time. I think we have at least 4 Frymasters in our building, but the curse of the multi outlet is in place and no two are the same. Thank you for your advice, it sounds like you guys have them go out often. I will keep that in mind.

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    What we have to replace them for the most is the buttons wear through.


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    Quote Originally Posted by caheiman30 View Post
    What we have to replace them for the most is the buttons wear through.
    Mc******'s would go out of business without their buttons to push.

    We have 23 HEs with mostly CMIII control panels and a handful of solid-state tstat boards. The only button these folks know how to work is the power button.

    Also in our kitchens are a dozen or so Rational combi-ovens. Again, all they know how to do with them is simple stuff - like changing them from steam to convection mode.

    Sort of a waste of expensive technology. Yet, the Chefs still prepare some five star dining. I guess with their skills and supervision of their staff, they likely detest any notion of relying on computerized food preparation.

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    Its MEI, Monitor Enterprises, Inc that we send them to to repair them

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    Thank you! I will have to look into that if we can't figure it out here. I appreciate all your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caheiman30 View Post
    Its MEI, Monitor Enterprises, Inc that we send them to to repair them
    Good information. I'll look into their services as well. Thanks for that info!

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    there contact information is 1-877-628-9238, there website is www.meiinternational.com

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