Emeril Lagasse Air Fryer Not Heating Up? Why + Fix

Is your Emeril Lagasse air fryer not heating up? This is a technical issue that requires inspection of the heating element, internal wiring connections, thermostat, and power supply. Once you know the cause, it will be more clear to understand what action you have to take next.

Overheating can make the heating element faulty, which can cause heat production issues in the Emeril Lagasse air fryer. Moreover, the thermostat(a component) connected to the air fryer mechanism is responsible for providing power according to dialed temperature level. If this part is faulty, it can also cause this issue.

Let’s understand everything in depth, so you can fix your faulty Emeril Lagasse air fryer that’s not heating properly.

Emeril Lagasse Air Fryer Not Heating Up?

Why isn’t the Emeril Lagasse air fryer heating up?

Several types of issues in the Emeril Lagasse air fryer can stop it from heating up. Manual inspection of appliances is important to fix this problem.

Below are some common causes that can stop an air fryer from heating up:

Cause 1. Power Supply Issues: 

The most common reason for an air fryer not heating up is a power supply problem. Sometimes we forget to plug in the appliance and directly want to turn on the appliance. In this condition, the appliance doesn’t get electrical power to turn on the heating elements, etc components.

Moreover, if the power cord of the air fryer is broken or damaged, this will also cause a power supply issue and fails to supply power to the unit. 

You must make sure that the power cord is securely plugged into a working electrical outlet. Additionally, check if there are any issues with the outlet itself or if there’s a tripped circuit breaker.

Cause 2. Faulty Heating Element: 

There is a heating element component that is responsible for generating the heat necessary for cooking in an air fryer. Sometimes it may become faulty or damaged due to overuse, or malfunctioning in the appliance. 

A faulty heating element causes heating problems. If you notice any visible damage to the heating element or suspect it’s not functioning correctly, you may need to replace it.

Cause 3. Thermostat Malfunction: 

The thermostat regulates the temperature inside the air fryer. It is a small electrical object connected to the printed circuit board inside the device. 

The control board sends a signal to the thermostat of how much heat is required and then this component supplies electric power to the heating elements according to the input. 

If, unfortunately, it malfunctions, it can cause the air fryer not to heat up as expected. In such cases, professional repair or replacement of the thermostat may be necessary. You can gain access to this part by removing the upper cover of the air fryer.

How to fix an emergency air fryer that’s not heating up?

If your Emeril Lagasse air fryer is not heating up, you probably need to fix the issue as soon as possible to reuse the device. This is a technical task to repair this issue, so you should have technical knowledge before you proceed to do it yourself. Otherwise, take the help of someone expert.

Here’s how to fix a non-heating air fryer:

  1. As a first step, you have to ensure that the power cord is securely connected to a working electrical outlet. If the outlet is functioning fine, try plugging the air fryer into a different outlet to eliminate the possibility of a faulty outlet.
  1. Next, unplug the device and check its power cord for visible damage. In case the power cord has cuts or burns, you probably need to replace it. Get the same specification power cord according to the model number and replace it.

Here’s how to change the power cord of the Emeril Lagasse air fryer:

  1. Unplug the air fryer and let it cool.
  2. Remove the casing screws and open it.
  3. Locate where the power cord is connected.
  4. Disconnect the old power cord.
  5. Connect the new power cord securely.
  6. Put the casing back, and screw it in.
  7. Plug in, and test the air fryer to ensure it works fine
  1. If the power cord is fine, next you need to inspect the Heating Element. You can see the heating elements inside the unit. It is made of heating coils. Now, carefully examine the heating element for any signs of damage, such as cracks or burns. In case you notice any issues, it’s best to reach out to the manufacturer’s customer support or an authorized repair center to obtain a replacement heating element and guidance on proper installation. It will require removing the bad heating element and connecting there a new same model heating element to fix the issue. However, it requires proper technical knowledge to do this yourself.
  1. In case the heating elements are fine, test the Thermostat. Simply turn on the air fryer and observe whether it reaches the desired temperature to check if the thermostat is causing the issue. If the fryer fails to get hot enough or overheats, the thermostat may need professional attention or replacement. The thermostat is an internal part of air fryers and ovens. We need to remove the cover of the unit to gain access to it.

Here are steps to change the thermostat in air fryer: 

  1. Unplug and cool down the air fryer.
  2. Remove the casing by unscrewing the perimeter screws.
  3. Locate and disconnect wires from the old thermostat.
  4. Remove the old thermostat carefully.
  5. Place and secure the new thermostat.
  6. Connect wires to the new thermostat’s terminals.
  7. Test the heating element cycle before reassembly.
  8. Reassemble the casing and secure it with screws.
  9. Plug in and test the air fryer functionality.
  1. Sometimes, a lack of proper maintenance can result in uneven heating or reduced heating capacity. From now on, you should clean the air fryer basket, tray, and heating element regularly as per the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure optimal performance.

Do you have to preheat the Emeril 360 air fryer?

In short, Yes, we need to preheat every Emeril air fryer including the 360 version. You can find the care tag given with this model where this is mentioned: “Preheating your Emeril Lagasse air fryer is recommended.” 

Preheating helps the air fryer reach the desired cooking temperature before adding the food. These steps provide more consistent and efficient cooking results. It typically only takes 2-5 minutes to preheat an air fryer. However, it also depends on the air fryer model and the desired temperature.

Final thoughts

Experiencing issues with your Emeril Lagasse air fryer not heating up can be unusual. However,  we can often resolve the issue by understanding the potential reasons behind the problem and following the simple troubleshooting steps provided.

Always check the power supply, and parts like the heating element and thermostat whenever you face this type of issue. 

If you encounter any issues beyond your expertise, always reach out to the manufacturer’s customer support or an authorized repair center for professional assistance.