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Cuisinart Air Fryer Won’t Turn On Or Keeps Turning Off

Cuisinart Air Fryers are very popular premium, full-size toaster ovens with built-in air fryers that make delicious food easily. These ovens are great for all types of cooking, but they aren’t without faults.

Sometimes, the Cuisinart Air Fryer can refuse to turn on or continuously turn off during use. There are several solutions to these problems, such as making sure cords are in working order and checking if switches are broken.

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We’ll be looking at many possible solutions, and you can try all of them until you find the best one for your air fryer.

Reasons Why Cuisinart Air Fryer Won’t Turn On

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It can be quite frustrating when you want to make food and your Cuisinart Air Fryer doesn’t want to turn on. 

There are three main reasons why your air fryer could fail to switch on, and fortunately, all three have fairly simple solutions. You will have to check the power cord, the placement of the basket, and the condition of the air fryer switch.

Damaged Power Cord

The first thing to look at when your Cuisinart Airt Fryer isn’t turning on is the power cord. Power cord issues are, in most cases, the reason why the appliance isn’t working as it should.

When the power cord is damaged, the transmission of electricity is interrupted, which means the air fryer won’t be able to turn on. Fortunately, this isn’t a difficult issue to fix.

To determine if this is the cause of your problem, connect the air fryer to different outlets. Physical tears or extreme bends in the cord could also indicate damage.

If the air fryer doesn’t turn on regardless of where you plug it in, the fault lies with the power cord. If not, then it’s possible that the socket you used is faulty and needs inspection. 

Incorrectly Placed Basket

Your air fryer comes with a basket that is meant to hold the food that must be prepared. This meshy piece of equipment drains oil and juices into the air fryer’s tray and allows hot air to circulate around the food.

If this basket is not in the correct position, the air fryer will not switch on. Make sure you’ve placed the basket correctly and try to use the air fryer again.

In some very rare cases, knock-off air fryers will come with baskets that are not the right size. This will cause difficulties, so always make sure that you buy from verified vendors.

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Broken Air Fryer Switch

If, no matter what you do, your Cuisinart Air Fryer doesn’t want to turn on, it might be that you have a broken switch. Open the appliance’s motherboard and inspect the components. You should be able to easily find the damaged part and then replace it.

Reasons Why Cuisinart Air Fryer Keeps Turning Off

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A Cuisinart Air Fryer that turns off without explanation while you’re preparing food can be even more annoying than an air fryer that doesn’t want to turn on at all.

There are four possible causes that could lead to your Cuisinart Air Fryer switching off while you’re using it. There could be a power cut, a fuse that has blown, a problem with the control board, or a malfunctioning thermostat.

Power Cut

The number one cause of Cuisinart Air Fryers switching off during use is power cuts. You should check all your appliances to make sure they’re working properly. It’s possible that there was a power cut in your area or at your home. It’s also possible that something tripped your electricity or caused a power failure.

Blown Fuse

If there is nothing wrong with your electricity supply but your air fryer still switches off during use, you should examine its fuse. A blown fuse could be the reason for this issue, and fortunately, it’s quite easy to fix.

All you have to do is open the plug head and pull out the damaged fuse. You will likely notice immediately that the fuse has blown. Then, replace the fuse with a new one.

It’s highly recommended that you always store extra fuses in your home for the appliances you use. Replacing fuses is usually easy and fast, and will save you a lot of frustration.

Control Board

Your Cuisinart Air Fryer will stop working if there is a problem with the appliance’s control board. Mechanical issues with the board are not unheard of, and this is the part that carries all the air fryer’s programs that enables it to work.

Unfortunately, if the problem lies with the control board, fixing the problem won’t be as easy. It could be complicated and take time to resolve. This is not something you will be able to fix by yourself, so you’ll have to call a professional expert for assistance.

Malfunctioning Thermostat 

The Cuisinart Air Fryer’s thermostat is there to regulate the appliance’s temperature. If it malfunctions, the temperature is not regulated and the air fryer can overheat, which means it will shut down.

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Overheating can also happen if there are problems with the air fryer’s ventilation, such as a faulty fan or motor. Double-check all parts to determine the problem and replace the culprit.

Wiring Problems

Another reason why your Cuisinart Air Fryer is shutting down while you’re trying to make food could be problems with the wiring.

If there are issues with the different components’ wiring, the oven could shut down suddenly and without warning. You’ll have to closely inspect the air fryer to make sure all the wiring is as it should be.

Faulty Switch

If nothing else seems to be wrong with your Cuisinart Air Fryer, but it’s still switching off without reason or warning while you’re cooking, the problem could lie with the appliance’s switch. If the switch is faulty, it could cause the air fryer to shut down during use, but this is something that should be fairly easy to replace.

If these solutions do not solve your Cuisinart Air Fryer problems, it would be best to contact the vendor so you can receive help from experienced experts.

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