Tower Air Fryer Troubleshooting-Common Problems and Solutions

An air fryer is one of the most essential appliances in your kitchen. There are many brands, but, the Tower air fryer is very popular. However, I noticed that it can pose certain problems sometimes. Therefore, you must know the quick methods for troubleshooting your appliance.

In this guide, I will list the most frequently occurring problems with your Tower. Further, my article will tell you how to resolve these problems and troubleshoot your device. So, let us learn these tips and start enjoying cooking again.

Problem One: Tower Air Fryer not Working or Turning ON

The most common issue that users report to me is that the fryer fails to turn ON or stops working. This problem is caused by the following reasons:

  • The basket is not seated properly
  • The activation switch is not working properly
  • The power outlet is damaged or is not passing the current
  • The power cord or outlet is faulty
  • The thermal fuse is blown
  • The heating element or circuit board is defective

Solution 1: Place the Basket Properly

First of all, you need to check the basket to see whether it is seated properly or not. Make sure the basket is fit firmly in its place.

Nothing should be trapped between the basket and its seat. Likewise, I will suggest you make sure the air fryer is closed appropriately.

Solution 2: Check the Power Outlet

The power outlet may be defective or has no current. You must inspect the outlet for any damage. Many of the users including me forget to turn ON the power switch.

Moreover, check the outlet is delivering the required amount of voltage to run your machine. Connect your fryer to a different and working power outlet.

Tower Air Fryer Troubleshooting

Solution 3: Examine the Power Cord

The power cord of your Tower may be faulty or broken. Therefore, it is not working. You should examine the power cord carefully.

Push it into the machine as far as possible to fix the internal wiring. If the cord is damaged externally, you should replace it.

Solution 4: Check the Activation Switch

Sometimes, the activation switch fails to work properly. That’s why your Tower air fryer is not turning ON or working.

You should check the switch knob by rotating it on all sides. It should not be too tight or too loose. If the switch is faulty, replace it.

Solution 5: Check the Heating Equipment

The heating equipment of your appliance may be faulty if all other checks are perfect. It can be detected by checking the amount of heat produced by the machine.

Most of the fryers produce less or no heat because the heating element may be damaged. I would not recommend inspecting it at home rather it can be better checked by a professional. The solution is to replace the element if it is damaged.

Solution 6: Replace the Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is placed inside the appliance. It controls the temperature and functioning. If there is a power surge or overheating, the thermal fuse is blown to prevent any damage.

Then, the machine cannot work. Whenever such an appliance fails to work, I think about the thermal fuse. Hence, you are suggested to check and replace the fuse:

  1. Unplug your air fryer from the outlet and let it cool down.
  2. Find the screws at the top or bottom of the machine.
  3. Remove the screws using a compatible screwdriver.
  4. Take off the plastic covering to expose the internal components.
  5. Locate the thermal fuse inside the gut and replace it if it is blown.
  6. If you are not confident to do it yourself, consult a certified technician for repair.

Solution 7: Inspect the Circuit Board

As you know, the circuit board controls the whole of the appliance and acts like a brain. All the circuits and components join here. If the circuit board fails, the fryer cannot turn ON or work properly.

Hence, you have to inspect the circuit board using a Multimeter. However, do not open your appliance if it is under warranty. Instead, send it to the company for a repair, after submitting a complaint.

Problem Two: My Tower Air Fryer is Not Heating Up

According to my experience, this problem also occurs very often. There can be some minor as well as some major faults that can lead to such a situation.

Solution 1: Basic Checks

First, try the following things which I have discussed in detail in the above section:

  1. Check and replace the faulty power cord
  2. Examine the power outlet and connect your fryer to a different one
  3. Check the heating element and replace it if it is faulty

If all these things are correct, move on to the next solution.

Solution 2: Set the Temperature and Cooking Time

As a matter of fact, most of us do not know how to operate the appliance when it is brand new. We do experiments and commit errors and after that we learn to use it perfectly. Therefore, I am focusing on very minor things too.

Whenever you want to cook in your Tower fryer, you have to set the cooking time and temperature. Although it comes with some preset settings, still you need to adjust them manually.

Because the temperature and cooking time vary for each type of dish. Check the user manual and find the right settings. Just like an oven, adjust the time and temperature settings depending on your needs.

Solution 3: Reduce the Stuff

Another reason is that you have put too much stuff in the air fryer. Therefore, its door cannot close properly and it cannot produce the required heat. Open the door and check the food.

Reduce the quantity of stuff and then close the door properly. I prefer to cook in two rounds rather than overloading my fryer.

Problem 3: The Fan is Not Working on the Tower Air Fryer

Another common problem is that the fan of your air fryer is not working. In this situation, you can try the following things:

Solution: Test the Fan

You can test the fan by an easy method:

  1. Pull out the drawer of your Tower air fryer.
  2. After a few seconds, slide in the drawer. The fryer should be turned ON.
  3. Repeat this process a few times to check if the fan starts working.
  4. If it does not work, the safety switch is defective. Hence, you should replace or repair it.

Also read: How to Fix Ninja Coffee Maker Not Heating Up

The Final Solution: Contact the Manufacturer

I have told you the detailed solutions for troubleshooting three common problems with your appliance. However, if still your appliance has some issues, you must contact the manufacturer.

Your Tower air fryer can have some built-in faulty. The company can repair or replace your appliance if the warranty period is not void. Nevertheless, if the warranty has been exceeded, my advice is to consult a local technician for diagnosis and repair.

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