Welcome back to Air Fryer Bro and to another article about air fryers!! This time, we are making a guide for people that find out that their new air fryer is no longer working! It is a devastating thing, I know! But hopefully this will help you get to the bottom of the problem! We’ve all been there….excited to cook our latest air fryer batch of food, only to find the air fryer won’t power up or heat up at all!! Arrgghhhh!!
Before we get started, just to let you know we also have other troubleshooting articles about common air fryer issues, what to do if your air fryer keeps turning itself off, as well as some more ‘what if scenarios‘. No matter what your air fryer problem, we have you covered 🙂
If your air fryer is not working, these are the steps we would go through!
1. Try Unplugging!
As you know with anything vaguely technological, turning it off and on again can sometimes make it work again. I have had some real chuckles at times in my life with seemingly complex equipment that has started working again when using such a technique.
However, make sure to unplug your air fryer for a good amount of time, to make sure it fully resets. Ten minutes should do the trick. Also, this is only likely to work if you have a digital air fryer. An old school analogue dial air fryer probably won’t be effected by such a procedure 🙂
2. Check the power cable
You don’t want the embarrassment of taking your shiny new air fryer back to the shop only to find that the power cable wasn’t connected properly! So, check the power cord and make sure it is properly connected to the wall socket and to your air fryer. It sounds obvious, but you would be surprised at how many times this is the issue!
Also, you want to rule out the possibility of a faulty cable rather than the air fryer itself. It is much easier to ask your air fryer manufacturer to send out a new cable than a whole new air fryer!! The best way to check whether the problem is with your cable or with the air fryer itself, is to swap out the power cable. Hopefully, you have a similar cable lying around your house. You should find that most kitchen appliances use a similar style of cable. Of course, I wouldn’t recommend using another cable for extended periods of time, just simply to test the integrity of your current cable for warranty purposes.
3. Check the fuse
If you don’t have a similar power cable to try out, you may want to at least change the fuse. Although not all plugs have a fuse in the first place. See the pictures below to find out if your air fryers plug has a fuse.
If your plug looks like this, it probably has a fuse inside.
However, if your plug looks like this, it probably doesn’t have a fuse.
If your plug doesn’t look like either of these, another way to check is to see if your plug is one solid piece or if it is put together with screws. If it has screws, this probably means it can be taken apart to put a fuse inside.
And finally, if you have never seen a fuse before and want to know what to look out for, a fuse looks like this.
If you discover you do have a plug with a fuse inside, you might find that replacing it may get your air fryer working again. You don’t want to return your air fryer just because of a blown fuse.
I am a kind of ‘expert’ in air fryers but I am definitely not an ‘expert’ in wiring and replacing fuses in plugs. Therefore, for safety reasons, I will point you in the direction of someone who is an expert 🙂
Wikihow has an awesome article with pictures and everything! Perfect! You can view it HERE.
And if it is still not working….
After completing these simply tests, if your air fryer is still not working you must have a model that has stopped working properly and is beyond your repair. I would never recommend anyone trying to open up the insides of an air fryer and trying to fix it unless you are a serious electrical engineer or something.
Air fryers are powerful kitchen appliances which could be somewhat dangerous if accidentally rewired incorrectly. So, better to be safe than sorry!
If your air fryer is still under warranty, you should be able to send it back to the manufacturer for repair or even exchange. Otherwise, your only option is to take it to an electrical repair shop. Although, in most cases, the cost of the repair is almost the same as the cost of a new air fryer! This option is properly only for the environmentally conscious 🙂
If you don’t know what the warranty is for your air fryer, you can either check on the official website of your air fryer manufacturer. Below is an example of the Cosori website. Just make sure that you are viewing the version of the website for your country. Take Philips, for example, they have many different websites for the different countries they operate in. The warranty information may differ from country to country.
The other option is to check with the retailer you bought the air fryer from. For example, below is a screenshot taken from an air fryer product listing on Amazon. By clicking through the ‘warranty & support’ section, you will be taken to the full write up of the warranty.
And that’s that!!
I sincerely hope that this article helped you get your air fryer working again and, if not, gave you an idea of what to do next. After the annoyance of your favorite kitchen appliances breaking, at least you have some steps to follow.
If you have any of your own experiences with air fryers not working (and what you did to fix them), we would love to hear all about it in the comments section below.
24 thoughts on “Air Fryer Not Working? Follows our 3 simple steps…”
I would like to know the trick to open up a Cook’s Essentials 1.8L Compact Air Fryer as its out of warranty and sounds like a loose screw is rattling around in the lid area. Im sure this has been there from when we got this and has only been a problem now we moved the fryer and its tripping out the circuit, so should be an easy fix once I can get to it. I just cant seem to see whats keeping the two halves together now I have the screws out, seems to be held at the back where there is a clip where one of the screws is (was). Many thanks in advance.
I am afraid I don’t have any hands on experience with this exact model. Maybe try posting in Air fryer groups to see if anyone else has attempted the same 🙂
RE: cuisinart air fryer, standard 2 prong (polarized) plug, has a number stamped on the prongs, looks like could be a date
Cheers, one way or another its going to come off soon
Well I decided to go for it today but first I went to remove the dial on top ready for me splitting it open and would you believe it there was the screw that was lose under the dial!! Popped it back into place and put the fryer back together and its working perfectly. I hope this will help someone in the future who can hear a lose screw in the top of the fryer thats tripping out all the sockets, it might be a one minute fix!!
Wow thats awesome news, thanks for sharing! I think with these small kitchen appliances people are way too fast to throw away and get a new one at any sign of trouble 🙂
I bought a air fryer plus about three years ago when they first came out. I have only used it less than 20 times. It no longer works . I bought it at Walmart . It was $139.99. That’s a lot of money to spend for limited use
Sorry to hear that, you have to be very careful which air fryer you buy.
Hi, my air fryer turns in and it seems to heat up but the fan is not working anymore. I assume fan because normally my air fryer makes noses due to the movement of the fan. I have a ninja AF
Are you still under warranty? If so, you should return.
my Power Air Fryer works fine , just the heat element do not work ( do not gets hot )
i test the heat element and is good , maybe is the thermostate ?
My Crux 5 quart stopped working.
– checked wall outlet
– checked cord
Is there a fuse I can change on the unit?
Nope- no longer on warranty.
Air fryers can have thermal fuses. Read more here: https://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/air-fryer-thermal-fuse-blown.158699/
The digital screen of my Power Air fryer stopped working. When I plug it in, it makes a beep noise as usual, digital screen lights up briefly but then goes off black screen.
Any advice to share please? Thanks.
This is the problem with air fryers that have digital screens, very hard for the lay man to fix. Probably a faulty connection somewhere inside your air fryer.
Our airfryer is not working. It’s plugged in but no power. It’s out of warranty, so I’m contemplating opening it up and inspecting source of the power loss. It doesn’t beep when plugged in and the power button doesn’t light up. Any possible suggestions? Definitely not under warranty, and not going to attempt any rewiring, but a simple replacement of something I can definitely do.
Also the outlet is perfectly fine and the main fuse in the fusebox is intact.
Does it have a fuse to change? Do you have any friends or family that have any knowledge opening up electrical appliances? Because if you don’t it could be dangerous.
I have a Viliwin digital 4.5. Where can I get an instruction manual?
Contact the manufacturer or the place where you purchased it.
air fryer 31225C stopped working. I can hear timer, but no light and no heat.. 1 year old.. plug does not have screw, so no fuse inside…what could be the issue????
Maybe a faulty power supply inside the internals. Return or take to an electrical expert 🙂