Many air fryers can be used in two ways, either as a mini oven without the fan turned on, or with the fan turned on which cooks food much faster. One of the main reasons people get air fryers is because they cook food very quickly, which relies on the fan blowing hot air continuously over the food. In this article, I will explain the top reasons why the fan on an air fryer is not working and how to fix it.
As a general rule, the fuse between the fan and power supply has blown, your air fryer needs to be reset, the convection setting has been changed to turn the fan off, or one of the components has failed, in which case typically you will get an error code on the display.
In some cases, fixing it can be something simple such as turning the fan on, but in other cases it will need to be taken back to the manufacturer, and/or repaired or replaced. Below, I will cover the troubleshooting steps you can do yourself, as well as, when to take it back where you bought it, or contact the manufacturer to report the issue.
Top Reasons Your Air Fryer Is Not Blowing Air (How to Fix)
An air fryer typically still works even if the fan is not blowing but the fan is one of the main functions, and cooks food much faster. There are a few reasons why the fan has stopped working on an air fryer, here is what they are.
In general, the fuse between the power supply and the fan has blown and needs to be repaired or replaced. Or, the internal computer had a glitch and your air fryer needs to be reset. Finally, some air fryers have a convection setting, where you can turn the fan on and off.
There are multiple error codes, and each air fryer is a little bit different. If you do have an error code most owners manuals will state what the error code is, and what you should do based on the error code you get.
4 Reasons Air Fryer Not Blowing Air
In total there are 4 main reasons why an air fryer is not blowing hot air. It’s generally not possible to know ahead of time why the issue is occurring without checking each of them one by one. Below are the 4 reasons an air fryer is not blowing hot air.
In general, your air fryer needs to be restarted, the fuse has blown between the fan and the power supply, the fan has been disabled accidentally in the settings, or another internal component has failed.
If there is an error code on the LCD display, your owners manual will typically state what the error code means, and what you should do. Next, I’ll cover how to troubleshoot and fix each of the reasons why your air fryer is not blowing hot air.
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4 Ways to Fix Air Fryer Not Blowing Air
Some of these steps can be fixed yourself. But, in other cases a repair technician will need to repair it, or your air fryer manufacturer will decide to replace your whole air fryer. Below is a summary of the 4 ways to fix an air fryer that is not blowing air, followed by full step by step instructions.
In general, first unplug your air fryer and plug it back in again to reset it. Then check your owners manual to see if there’s a setting to turn the fan on and off. If there’s an error code on the display, refer to your owners manual to see what it means, otherwise, contact your air fryer manufacturer.
Here are instructions for how to fix each of these issues. With a bit of luck the issue will be because of one of the first few reasons, and you can get your air fryer fan working again in only a few minutes.
1. Reset your air fryer by unplugging it at the wall and plugging it back in
Air fryers have an internal computer. Appliances can sometimes have a glitch and restarting them can fix this issue. To restart, simply unplug it at the wall, and plug it back in again.
After that try to cook something with your air fryer to see if the fan is now working. If not, move on to the next step.
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2. Check your air fryer does not have a setting to turn the fan on and off
Some brands of air fryers, such as Breville, have a fan setting. For Breville air fryers this is called the ‘convection’ setting. It is used to turn the fan on and off.
Many models also have three settings, off, medium, and high. Not all air fryer brands have this setting. For example, many Cosori air fryers do not have this setting.
For this step you should refer to your owners manual, and see if there is a setting that can be changed to turn the fan on and off. Typically, an online version of your owners manual can be found online, if you can’t find the paper version that came with your Air fryer.
Refer to your air fryer manufacturers website. The owners manuals are typically under the ‘Support’ section.
3. Error code on the LCD display – refer to your owners manual
In some cases there can be an issue with one of the components on your air fryer. When this happens, there can be an error code on the LCD display. But, this step only applies if your air fryer has an LCD display.
In the owner’s manual of most air fryers they state to contact the support team if there is an error code on the LCD display. It’s a good idea to refer to the back pages of your owners manual where they typically list the error codes and what they mean. It’s possible it’s something minor that can be easily fixed.
Otherwise, contact your air fryer manufacturer to find out what to do. It’s possible your air fryer is still under warranty, and the warranty covers it. Or, it might be cheaper to replace your whole air fryer rather than have it repaired.
4. Fuse between the fan and power has failed – contact manufacturer
Most air fryers have a fuse between the fan and power supply. Like all fuses this fuse can fail or blow. When this happens no electricity goes to the fan and it won’t run. It’s impossible to know if this is the issue without testing it.
In the next step I show an in depth video that shows how to test it and replace it, if you have experience working with electronics and have the tools you will need such as a voltmeter. If you don’t think you’ll be able to repair it yourself, or don’t want to bother with repairing it yourself then contact the manufacturer. They can let you know if the repair is covered under warranty, and whether it’s best to have it repaired or replaced.
5. Fuse between the fan and power has failed – repair it yourself
It’s possible to test if the fuse is blown. The steps are to remove the screws and covers on your air fryer, and then use a voltmeter to test it. This should only be done if you have experience with repairing appliances or electronics.
It’s also likely doing so will void the warranty. Nonetheless, many people cite this as being the issue when an air fryer fan is not working.
The fuse between the fan and the power supply has failed and needs to be repaired to be replaced, the convection setting has been accidentally changed which turns the fan off, there is a glitch with the internal computer, and your air fryer needs to be restarted.
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