Why Did My Air Fryer Stop Working?

Do you have an air fryer, and it has begun giving some problems? Do you want to know why did my air fryer stopped working?

You’ve just landed in the right place because, in this article, we’re going through some of the most common issues that you could experience with your air fryer.


Key Takeaways

  • If the smoke that comes out of your air fryer is bluish, this could turn into a serious problem.
  • If you want a crispier effect on your food, you can use a small amount of oil.
  • If your air fryer is dead and doesn’t turn on at all, this is a power problem.

Most Common Air Fryers Problems

1) The air fryer doesn’t turn on


If your air fryer is dead and doesn’t turn on at all, this is a power problem. If your air fryer doesn’t turn on, or if it stops working suddenly during the cooking, you need to check the power connection. 

And if you’re lucky, it could have happened that the power cable has been accidentally disconnected from the wall socket. Otherwise, you may need to replace the power cable.

2) Black Smoke Comes Out Of The Air Fryer

Black smokes can happen, especially when you cook fatty food inside the air fryer.

However, if smoke comes out of the machine, it is not okay because air fryers are equipped with a smoke control system.

Most of the time, however, this issue doesn’t occur because the smoke control system is broken but because there is fatty debris within the cooking chamber. 

The solution to this is to clean the cooking chamber carefully. You can also add some water to the air fryer’s chamber before starting cooking.

This will allow the oils and fats of the food to go into the water and avoid provoking smoke.

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3) Blue Smoke Coming Out Of The Air Fryer

When the smoke that comes out of your air fryer is bluish, this could turn into a serious problem, and you need to take action immediately.

So, the first thing to do is to turn the device off as soon as you notice the blue smoke. The problem is usually electrical, and you don’t want to risk burning your device or the entire kitchen.

Taking care of this issue on your own isn’t recommendable. You’ll need to contact assistance. 1

4) Lingering Smells

Sometimes, you can experience an odor of the food you’ve previously cooked in your air fryer. This can alter the smell and taste of the food you are cooking now.

Fixing this issue is very easy: just make sure you clean the cooking chamber carefully every time you use it.

5) Food Not Getting Crispy

Food Not Getting Crispy

If you want a crispier effect on your food, you can use a small amount of oil. You don’t have to immerse the food in oil (like it happens for traditional frying): it is enough to spray some oil lightly on the surface of the food.

That small amount of oil will be cooked because of the high temperature, and you’ll get the crispy effect. 2

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Reddit Users Share Some Helpful Tips

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When Should You Call a Professional?

Honestly, there is no correct answer to this. The decision to call a professional depends upon your air fryer’s warranty coverage and on whether or not you feel confident about repairing it yourself.

If you are unable to fix your fryer even after trying all things possible, or if the damage does not stem from normal wear and tear, then you should call a professional.

And also, if you do not have the time to repair the air fryer or just don’t want to do it yourself, then you can call them.


We’ve just gone through the 5 most common issues you could experience with your air fryer. We’ve also provided the solutions so that you can avoid calling customer care in most cases.

We hope this helps you in dealing with the common issues that you could face yourself.


Why is my air fryer not heating up?

If your air fryer is not heating up, then it could be because you have set your temperature on a low-heating setting, and you just need to raise the temperature setting to fix this.

And if this is not the case, then there could be some issue with the heating cord or the air fryer itself. 3

Will my air fryer stop working if it overheats?

It is important for the air fryer to get the correct voltage. A high voltage will cause it to get overheated, and that can result in damage and it can stop working.

Where can I find the reset button in an air fryer?

You can find the reset button at the bottom of the air fryer. Use a screwdriver to press the reset button, and this will reactivate the air fryer.

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