[FIXED] Air Fryer Not Turning on – Solutions and Troubleshooting Guide

Author: Chester P. Rector
August 11, 2022

I’ve had a lot of people ask me questions about my air fryer and I wanted to share some helpful tips that could solve this problem.

However, sometimes it does not turn on, even though you followed the instructions correctly. Whether you are having an issue with your power cord not turning on, the timer going off too quickly or food burning in the basket, these solutions will help you get back up and running again.

Some Common Problems With Air Fryer

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Turning on Your Air Fryer

If your air fryer isn't turning on, the first thing you should check is the power source. If it's plugged in and still not working, the next thing to check is the fuse.

If the fuse is blown, you'll need to replace it. If the fuse isn't the problem, the next thing to check is the heating element. If it's broken, you'll need to replace it. If the heating element is fine, the next thing to check is the thermostat. If it's not working, you'll need to replace it.

Resetting Your Air Fryer

If your air fryer isn't working, the first thing you should do is check the power cord to make sure it's plugged in correctly. If it is, then you'll need to reset the air fryer.

To do this, unplug the air fryer and then plug it back in. Once it's plugged back in, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. This will reset the air fryer and hopefully fix the problem.

Setting Your Air Fryer Basket

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If your air fryer is not working, you should first check the basket. It's possible that it's not in the right place, which would make your appliance not work as it should. This is one of the ways to keep people safe that I mentioned earlier. Even though it's annoying, it works.

Now, not all models have this feature, so how likely this is to be the problem depends on how old your air fryer is and how much it cost.

Before you try to use your air fryer, check again to make sure the basket is in the right place.

A Bad Outlet

Sometimes, a bad outlet can cause a lot of confusion among people whose appliances aren't working because it's easy to confuse one for the other. A broken wall outlet can make your air fryer seem like it's not working and can also trip your breakers and cause short circuits. Be careful.

Solution: Unplug your air fryer, let it cool down, and try it on a different outlet, preferably in a different part of the house. As long as your usual one is at fault, this should solve the problem.

Problems With Power Cord

If you checked the outlet and found that it was working fine, the next thing to check is the power cord, which, if you think about it, is the next link in the chain of power supply.

You'd think that the cords that bring power to appliances would be as strong as the appliances themselves, but they're not.

Not even a little bit. In fact, things that seem harmless, like keeping them tangled or pressed against a wall at odd angles, could cause them to be damaged beyond repair.

Problems with the  Heater

If food takes longer to cook than it should or comes out of the oven still raw, it's possible that your oven isn't getting hot enough. There are a few things that could cause this to happen.

If the oven's temperature sensor isn't working right, the oven might not heat up to the right temperature. This can happen if the oven's temperature sensor is broken or if it is touching the oven wall.

Make sure the temperature sensor isn't touching the inside wall. If it is, it won't be able to measure the temperature inside the oven as accurately. If it is, you should move it so that it doesn't touch the wall. If it's still not heating right, you can use an ohmmeter to see if the sensor is working.

The sensor's resistance should go up as the temperature inside the oven goes up. Like replacing a heating element or gas igniter, replacing the temperature sensor is a quick and easy fix you can do yourself.

Manufacturing Defect

If you check out the troubleshooting guide, you'll see there are many problems that can occur within your air fryer. Some of those include:

1. Air leak - This occurs when the venting system fails to work properly. You must inspect the vents thoroughly and make sure they're working correctly.

2. Burners - Make sure that the burners are clean and free of debris. Check the burner insulation for holes or tears.

3. Overheating - When the temperature inside the air fryer gets too hot, you could damage the internal components. To prevent overheating, ensure that the thermostat is set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. Leaking - A leaking air fryer could lead to food contamination. Check the bottom of the unit for cracks or leaks.

5. Short Circuiting - If the circuit board shorts out, the heating elements won't function. Check the power cord for fraying wires.

6. Water Leakage - If water enters the interior of the air fryer, you risk damaging the electronics. Inspect the exterior of the machine for signs of corrosion.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I fix my air fryer that won't turn on?

If your air fryer doesn't work properly, check the fuses first. If they're fine, then try turning off the power supply for the unit, wait 10 seconds and then turn it back on again. If the problem persists, then call a professional electrician who can replace the faulty fuse.

2. Does an air fryer have a reset button?

Yes, all air fryers have a reset button. A lot of people think that when they turn off the power for an air fryer, it automatically goes into sleep mode.

This isn't true! If you want to use your air fryer again after turning off the power, simply press the reset button.

3. How do I get my air fryer to turn on

The first thing you should check for is whether the power switch is turned on. If it isn't, then try turning it on again. Next, check the fuse box under the hood of the unit to ensure that all fuses are properly installed. Andfinally, check to be sure that any electrical cords plugged into the unit are securely connected.

4. Is there a fuse in air fryer?

Yes, there is a fuse inside the air fryer. However, you need to know how to use it correctly. The best way to check for a blown fuse is to turn off power at the breaker box, then carefully remove the cover from the air fryer. If the fuse has blown, you'll notice smoke coming out of the vent. To fix the problem, replace the fuse.

5. Why did my air fryer shut off?

When your air fryer shuts off unexpectedly, check for the presence of water inside the unit. If there is any moisture present, then you may need to drain out some of the liquid from the internal components.

Also, look at whether or not there is something stuck inside the vent holes. If you find anything like food particles, remove them immediately.

6. Why is my air fryer blowing a fuse?

Your air fryer may be blowing a fuse because it needs cleaning. Make sure to clean the coils and vent holes regularly. If the problem persists, contact Air Fryer Repair Service for help.

7. How long should an air fryer last?

An air fryer can last for up to 10 years depending on how often you use it. If you do not clean it regularly, then it may need to be replaced after 6 months or one year.

8. Why did my power XL air fryer stop working?

The problem could be that the heating element has failed, which would mean that the food inside cannot cook properly. If the heating element fails, then the only way to fix it is to replace the entire unit.

To check whether the heating element has failed or not, just turn off the power supply for about 10 seconds. If the light turns off immediately, then you know that the heating element has stopped working.

9. What should I do if my air fryer starts smoking?

If your air fryer starts smoking, the first thing you should do is turn it off and unplug it. Then, remove any food that is in the basket and check the heating element for any signs of damage. If the element is damaged, you will need to replace it.

If the element is not damaged, you can try to clean the basket and heater with soapy water and a soft cloth. Once the basket and heater are clean, you can try turning the air fryer on again.

10. What shou ld I do if my air fryer smells burning?

If your air fryer smells like it is burning, the first thing you should do is turn it off and unplug it from the outlet. If the smell is coming from the heating element, it is likely that the element is burned out and will need to be replaced.

If the smell is coming from the food, it is likely that the food is burned and you will need to start over with new food.

11. What should I do if food is not cooking evenly in my air fryer?

If your food is not cooking evenly in your air fryer, there are a few things you can do to fix the problem. First, make sure that the air fryer is turned on and that the timer is set correctly. Next, check to see if the air fryer is preheated.

If it is not, preheat it according to the manufacturer's instructions. Finally, check to see if the food is properly placed in the air fryer basket. If it is not, rearrange it so that it is evenly distributed.

12. What should I do if food is sticking to the basket of my air fryer?

Here are some tips to prevent food from sticking to the basket of your air fryer:

  • Use an oil spray or cooking oil to coat the basket before adding food.
  • Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes before adding food.
  • Cut food into small pieces so that it cooks evenly.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer.
  • Use a non-stick cooking spray or oil if needed.

Closing Remarks

So, there are some things that we have discussed here today. We have talked about how to find out whether or not your power air fryer is working properly. We talked about the symptoms of a broken air fryer. And now, let us talk about how to repair it. Click here to know how to [FIXED] Air Fryer not turning on – solutions and troubleshooting guide.

Now, there are several ways that you could go about fixing it. But before you start doing any repairs, make sure that you read the instructions included with the product. Also, make sure that you follow the manufacturer's directions. If you don't, it might end up being worse than having nothing done at all.

And finally, please remember that even though repairing an appliance is not something that most people want to do, sometimes it is necessary.

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