Your air fryer has stopped working, and you’re frustrated. You’ve done everything to get it running again, but you just can’t figure out what the problem is! Before you throw your air fryer away. You might want to try these steps to fix an air fryer that isn’t working properly. I know how you feel. My own air fryer stopped working a few weeks ago. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to fix it on my own. I searched the internet high and low for any solutions, but couldn’t find the answer.
In this article, I’m going to show you the basic troubleshooting steps you can take to fix this problem as well as provide tips on what to do if those steps don’t work for you.
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- Check If The Problem Is With Power Cord
- Check If Fuse Appears Blown
- Try Unplugging and Replugging
- Check If Air Fryer’s Basket is The Problem
- What If My Air fryer keeps Shutting Off?
- Don’t Put Too Much Food At Once
- Degrease Your Food Beforehand
- If Everything Seems Okay
Check If The Problem Is With Power Cord:
The first thing you should do if your air fryer isn’t working is check to see if there’s a problem with your Power Cord. Make sure your air fryer’s power cord isn’t damaged or frayed. If it looks worn or has cuts in it. You may need to replace it with a new one to make sure your air fryer functions properly, especially if it has been used quite often.
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Check If Fuse Appears Blown:
If your air fryer is running but nothing is cooking, first check if a fuse has blown. Fuses are small and often red. Although you can check your manual for a more detailed description of what yours looks like. It’s usually located near where you plug in your air fryer, or near where it connects to a power source—usually a wall socket or extension cord. If your fuse does appear blown, you’ll need to replace it before using your fryer again.
Try Unplugging and Replugging:
This is always a great place to start when troubleshooting anything. If your air fryer stopped working or is running slowly, try unplugging it and plugging it back in. Sometimes, a power surge may be enough to stop your device from working. If you haven’t used your air fryer in a while and plugged it in for its first use recently, try using it at least once before calling for repairs.
Check If Air Fryer’s Basket is The Problem:
If your air fryer won’t heat up, one of the first things you should check is whether or not your basket is inserted correctly. And if it isn’t, push it back in and try turning on your air fryer again. If you can hear a clicking sound when you put it in and out, then there might be a loose connection somewhere along its wiring, which will require professional repair.
What If My Air fryer keeps Shutting Off?
When your air fryer shuts off after a few minutes of use, or won’t heat up at all, there could be many reasons for it. First off, it’s always best to unplug your appliance and let it cool down for 30 minutes before you try fixing anything. If you think that your air fryer is overheating, chances are there might be too much food inside and not enough circulating room.
One reason could be the power cable that connects to the wall outlet and plugs into the back of your air fryer can sometimes get loose, causing it to become disconnected from the back of your air fryer. If this happens, there are two things you should do:
1. Check the plug on your power cable to make sure it’s pushed all the way in. If it isn’t, push it in until it clicks (and check again!)
2. Check that there aren’t any visible cracks or breaks in either end of your power cord (there shouldn’t be). If there are cracks or breaks in these areas, you’ll need to replace them with new ones before continuing with cooking.
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Don’t Put Too Much Food At Once:
Even when you’re in a hurry, it pays to be thorough. If you want your air fryer to stay in good working order, it’s important not only to clean it regularly but also to degrease your food before you cook with it. Doing so will remove excess oil and grease from your meal, ensuring your air fryer works smoothly for years.
Degrease Your Food Beforehand:
Since air fryers use hot air to cook food, you’ll want to remove as much grease as possible before cooking. Do so by rubbing your food with a paper towel, or soaking it in saltwater overnight. Also be sure to shake off excess marinade or sauce before placing your food into your machine.
If Everything Seems Okay:
If everything else is okay and it still won’t work, you may need a replacement part. Just contact a local repair service for more information. Your owner’s manual can usually provide you with details on how to get in touch with them, but it all depends on where you purchased your air fryer from.
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Air fryers are a great way to cook delicious food without a lot of oil. If your air fryer has stopped working, these steps can help you fix it and get back to cooking. Your air fryer isn’t going to be as easy as other kitchen appliances, but with a little bit of research and patience, you’ll have your appliance up and running in no time. Best of luck!
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