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Why Won’t my Nuwave Air Fryer Turn On? (ESSENTIAL GUIDE)

Nuwave air fryers are modern kitchen products, although very reliable but may sometimes coupe up issues with operation & performance.

To resolve the problem, you need to thoroughly assess the situation you are facing with the Nuwave air fryer.

Guidelines to solve turning on issue

Identify why the issue popped up and buildup a correct roadmap of the situation that has caused the problem.

Ask yourself simple questions to assist in recognizing the root cause. This process will escort you on the right path toward the solution!

1. When did you last use the Nuwave air fryer?

To solve the Nuwave Air fryer’s turning-on problem, you need to ponder upon the equipment’s last usage or healthy operation of the air fryer.

Case a. New Nuwave air fryer not turning on.

If the equipment is new & not turning on in the first couple of attempts, you should immediately stop doing any experiments.

Solution: Your equipment is definitely under warranty. You need to instantly contact the nearest sales & service center or call the supplier’s UAN number.

Nuwave shall either resolve your issue or provide a healthy replacement.

Case b. Nuwave air fryer stored & unused

In case the equipment had been in operation but was later taken out of service for a long duration (more than 06 months). However, the equipment is not turning on now.

The equipment’s storage conditions have likely affected the electronic circuitry of the air fryer.

Solution: You shall visit the nearest home appliances repair shop. The Technician will thoroughly air blow, inspect the circuitry and connections & perform the necessary repair (if required).

Note: Since the Nuwave air fryer is equipped with electronic circuitry & power in place. You are advised not to plug in on account of multiple attempts. Also, no undue dismantling of the air fryer is advised.

Case c. Air fryer stopped working – all of a sudden

If the equipment operated well in the past few days, with no indications of compromised operation. In that case, you need to drill down further and figure out what went wrong. Continue reading below!

2. Power issues

With no electric power in hand, the air fryer is practically unable to put up the show. A series of checks must be performed to identify the bug.

After a detailed study of the matter, experts from came up with a very simple & precise troubleshooting guide. This must, 90% of the time, resolve the end user’s concerns.

S.No. Task DescriptionGuidelines to ensure
1Check the main power supplyThe power supply must be available
2Check breaker or ELCB at the main boardThe breaker should reflect ‘ON’
3Check the power socket/ON-OFF button statusPower socket to be ensured ‘ON’
4Check the air fryer PlugThe plug must be physically healthy
5Check the air fryer power cableThe power cable should seem healthy, with no overheating symptoms
6Check the cable termination statusThe cable should be appropriately terminated, ensure not to be loose
7Check the fuseThe fuse should be healthy; try replacing the fuse
8The air fryer plug may be loose in the power socketEnsure the Power plug is held tight in the socket
9Refer to the user manual for Voltage, Phase, and Frequency & compare with actual power (Volts, Phase, Frequency)The power requirements of the product must match the available power.
Troubleshooting guide – Power issues, Nuwave air fryers

3. Internal Factors affecting turn on

At times, the electric power required to operate the device would be perfectly fine. However, the Nuwave air fryer’s internal issues trigger the problem.

There are specific probabilities with indications you need to consider restoring your air fryer.

i. Overheated device

Air fryers may get overheated if operated above the designed conditions & would malfunction.

When you overcrowd the air fryer & tightly pack the basket with the raw food, air circulation inside the air fryer doesn’t take place. This results in overheating of the fan and heater section if operated for a prolonged period.

In the second case, if the air fryer isn’t adequately cleaned after cooking food, grains of the meal may fall on the coil & start depositing. This may eventually result in overheating the coil since it cannot transfer heat.

An overheated device may either have the fan, coil, or electronic controls malfunctioning.

Air Fryer Coil – Symptoms of overheating and deposition

You need to visit your nearest services center to diagnose the issue and perform necessary replacements of the malfunctioning parts.

ii. Improper Assembly

There are certain protections that modern air fryers are equipped with for the safety of the equipment and the end users.

Air fryers are disassembled for cleaning, and the inherent safety feature may not allow the air fryer to turn on if inappropriately assembled.

In this case, you need to revisit the assembly and identify what could have been missed during the unit assembly.

Some air fryers may need to reset once the assembly is completed.

iii. Programming issue

Modern Nuwave air fryers are programmed to operate under certain set conditions. It is quite possible during cleaning that the electronic circuitry, which mainly consists of a controller, is exposed to undesired conditions & gets malfunctions.

You either need to reset the air fryer through the factory reset knob, visit the nearest service provider to get the controller re-programmed, or in the worst-case scenario, replace it.

iv. Faulty display

With the digital display in place, the user is inevitably provided with ease of operation. However, there are specific cons to this. The air fryer may be in a turned-on condition. However, the display may be malfunctioning.

In that case, you need to factory reset the device and make an attempt to start.

If the display is not responding, you should visit your nearest customer service center to look into the display function. It may either have a loose connection or an IC may have malfunctioned.

Get the issue rectified, and the air fryer will be restored to normal.

v. Permissive to start

‘Permissive to start’ refers to the fact that air fryers are equipped with certain checkpoints that include proper insertion of the basket, internals, and the health condition of the internal fuse.

To ensure the air fryer functions properly, vendor-recommended procedures and guidelines shall be followed. This shall resolve the turning-on issue

vi. Short circuit

With so many electronics involved in modern air fryers, the certainty of electronic malfunction cannot be nullified. This may be due to an incorrect or non-standard power source connected to the air fryer.

Another reason for shortcircuiting is due to overheating of the device. The display would present incorrect numbers or blink bizarrely to understand if the device is shortcircuiting.

To rectify this issue, you need to contact the services shop for a detailed inspection of your device and suggest a solution.

vii. Heater malfunctioned

One of the safety features of the devices is heater functionality detection. If the heater has malfunctioned, the device may not indicate turning on the operation.

A heater malfunction can be identified by visual inspection of the device. The device will not be able to elevate the temp of internal air & for the visually impaired.

viii. Fan malfunctioned

The fan in a Nuwave air fryer acts as the equipment’s heart that circulates air around the raw food source.

Modern air fryers won’t turn on if the fan malfunctions. Malfunctioning of the fan can be identified by resetting the air fryer & listening to the sound of the air fryer. A silent air fryer means the fan is not operating.

The air fryer will eventually go into the safety shutdown mode

Fan beneath the Heating coil – Malfunctioned


Several reasons affect the turning-on issues of the Nuwave air fryer. However, the end user’s thorough investigation could resolve the problem.

You may not require external support all the time as the issue may be simple and would need the presence of mind.

Some inherent issues or profound observations need to be taken up by the experts only without taking an undue risk as the components are electrically powered.

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